According to the CDC , 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience intimate partner violence at some point in their lives. But there are life changing organizations in the Delaware Valley that are here to help.
According to Women Against Abuse last year, Philadelphia’s two domestic violence safe havens turned away over 15,000 requests for shelter. Jennifer Lewis-Hall talks to two women from Lutheran Settlement House, which was established in 1902 as a nonprofit community based organization that provides assistance and support as well as a call center to those affected by domestic violence. Olivia Taduran is the organization’s domestic violence counseling supervisor. Marcela Slick is the assistant director of bilingual domestic violence program. Three women from Women Against Abuse also join us. They are: President and Executive Director Jeannine Lisitski, Molly Callahan, the non-profit’s Legal Center Director, and survivor, former client and now board member Renee Norris-Jones. In Focus airs Saturday mornings on PHL17 at 6:30 and 11:30.