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File #: 170808    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/21/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/21/2017
Title: Declaring October as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month".
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Blackwell, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature17080800.pdf
Declaring October as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month".

WHEREAS, "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" is being sponsored locally by Women Against Abuse and, through their sponsorship, they are encouraging everyone to help to increase the awareness of domestic violence in our homes and communities and decrease its negative impact on Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Each year the Philadelphia Police Department responds to more than 100,000 domestic-related calls and domestic violence is not just a local problem but a national issue where more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Founded in 1976, the mission of Women Against Abuse is to provide quality and compassionate services, in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education; and

WHEREAS, Women Against Abuse, in partnership with Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Lutheran Settlement House's Bilingual Domestic Violence Program and Women In Transition, the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Collaborative provides a comprehensive continuum of services to survivors of domestic violence and their families in Philadelphia, which includes housing, legal aid, counseling, medical advocacy and behavioral health services; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Collaborative provides education and training to the community about domestic violence issues and resources and has partnered with the City of Philadelphia to operate the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline and, in fiscal year 2017, more than 13,000 calls were answered through the Hotline; and

WHEREAS, To ensure a more holistic approach to addressing violence in our community, Women Against Abuse and its sister agencies are partnering with the city administration and over 70 different community stakeholders to implement Shared ...

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