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If you or someone you know is being hurt or controlled by their intimate partner, it is not your fault. What we would wish for you is support, because no one should have to endure such a situation alone.

Here are a few national, state-wide and local resources and programs that offer support and safety planning information

Are You or is Anyone You Know a Battered Woman?

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233

Philadelphia-based domestic violence programs

LSH Bilingual Domestic Violence Program
Based in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia, just to the north of Northern Liberties and to the east of North Philly, the BDVP is the oldest domestic violence program providing counseling and support for English- and Spanish-speaking women in Philadelphia.  In addition to its counseling and support work, the BDVP maintains two 24-hour-a-day hotlines, (215) 739-9999 (English) and (215) 235-9992 (Spanish).

Congreso Latina Domestic Violence Program
The Latina Domestic Violence Program provides counseling and support for English- and Spanish-speaking women with an emphasis on the Philadelphia Latino communities, primarily in North Philadelphia.  The LDVP's bilingual (English and Spanish) 24-hour hotline can by reached at 215-291-8742.

Women in Transition
With offices in Center City, WIT provides counseling and support services for women, and is a city-wide leader in advocacy for victims of domestic violence.  WIT's hotline number is 215-751-1111.

Women Against Abuse
WAA runs a legal center and the only shelter for abused women in the city of Philadelphia.  To reach WAA's legal center, call 215-686-7082.  For their 24-hour hotline and shelter services, call 215-386-7777.

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