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Blog Archive

  • Did You Know...

    In fiscal year 2018, The Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women awarded a record $467 million under Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) . Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) discretionary grantees serve an average of 125,000 victims every six months and formula sub-grantees serve over 400,000 victims each year. VAWA funding supports victim advocates who answer over a million hotline calls and provides over 2 million housing and shelter bed-nights for victims and their children annually. Every year, VAWA-funded professionals assist victims in securing more than 200,000 protection orders.
    CREDIT: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/doj-change-domestic-violence-definition/

  • On April 4th, staff and board members from A Woman's Place traveled to Washington to witness a historic vote as the US House of Representatives voted to pass the most ambitious and powerful re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) the country has seen.

  • AWP Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) member Alex uses a poem he encountered in class, Sharon Olds' 1984 poem "The Victims", to help make an impassioned case for standing together to stop abuse.

  • AWP community educator Rachele shares thoughts and resources to help spread important conversations about teen dating violence. This blog is part of AWP's Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month series)

  • Local philanthropist David Rocchino made a major gift to A Woman's Place to honor the legacy of his mother, Philomena M. Sciarra, a passionate advocate for women's rights, who passed in 2018.

  • Upon the completion of her summer internship, Taylor, a local college student, reflects on her experiences at AWP.

  • AWP releases an official statement on the tragic and brutal murder of 7-year-old Kayden Mancuso

  • Now that the Olympics have concluded, we wanted to share the final blog of our Teen Dating Violence Awareness blog series. Alex, a YAAB member, weighs in on a serious issue that has been left behind by our ever-churning 24-hour news cycle, but still bears incredible relevance.

  • High Schooler Shichen talks about recognizing signs of abuse in teen dating relationships and what teens can do if someone they know is involved in an abusive relationship.

  • As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it can be easy to overlook the importance of showing our community’s teachers and educators the appreciation and gratitude they deserve for everything they do for our children. Read More...

  • This February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and me, along with everybody else at A Woman’s Place, whether it be staff members or fellow volunteers, consider this special month a time to raise awareness in our community and, more importantly, to be aware ourselves. Read More...

  • February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which calls for action in educating teens and adolescents on what healthy relationships are, as well as how to recognize and react to unhealthy relationships. Read More...

  • It’s often said in nonprofit circles that the ultimate goal of any nonprofit organization should be to eliminate the need to exist. Read More...

  • If you know me, you’re probably thinking that I’ve completely gone off my rocker to write a blog about silence. Read more...

  • The holiday season is back! And it’s crazy, fast, and rushed; multiple weeks with too many calories and not enough free time to complete your tasks. Read More...

  • When I first set foot in the AWP Emergency Shelter in mid-June this past summer, I did not know what to expect. What would I be doing there? Would the clients like me? Would I enjoy this opportunity? Read More...

  • I’m new here. My title is “manager of corporate and foundation relations,” but all that really means is that my job is to tell a compelling story to businesses and foundations about the work we do. This is what I do for a living in the nonprofit world: I’m a story teller. Read More...

  • While we sit around the dinner table and I look back and forth between my moms, I remember how it was hard to understand, as a kid, that it was okay to have a different family. Read more...

  • My name is Madeleine Weick and I have just completed a 10 week internship with A Woman’s Place (AWP) through Foundation’s Community Partnerships’ Summer Youth Corps program. Read more...

  • June is Pride Month, a month of celebration and an opportunity to show support to the LGBTQA+ community.
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  • Granddad died when I was quite young. When I was 20-something, my dad once remarked how much he missed talking with him. He wished he could still seek granddad’s advice, benefit from his experience. Dad passed a few years ago also, so I now understand that occasional yearning for paternal wisdom all too well.
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  • Are you okay? You look sad? What’s the matter? Is something bothering you? Have you ever heard this when you didn’t want to be asked?
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  • My first question to myself was what is Advocacy Day? As an employee of A Woman’s Place and new member of the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (BCWAC), I had heard a lot about the infamous Advocacy Day but I did not know what the day had in store for me. Boy was I in for a treat!
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  • Flowers and a meal are predictable Mother’s Day offerings. Are you seeking a different experience this year?
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