Philly City Council delves into links between gun violence and domestic violence
'We are advocating for policies that are survivor-centric,' Ruth Glenn, president and CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said.
Philly DA’s crime-tracking system shows LGBTQ domestic violence remains a major issue
The system has accurately identified 53 arrests that involve members of the LGBTQ community.
Philly DA Krasner: We’re doing ‘everything we can’ to fight rising violence against city women
The prosecutor's comments came days after a pregnant woman was shot dead while unloading baby shower gifts.
Police: Domestic violence fueling rising gun deaths among women in Philadelphia in 2021
Many deaths are 'domestic in nature,' officials said of the 60 female homicides so far this year.
A Pa. Republican backed gun restrictions for domestic abusers in Harrisburg. He didn’t in Washington D.C.
A little more than two years ago, then-state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Snyder, stood on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a message for his conservative colleagues. At the time, the chamber was considering a bill that would become Act 79, which makes it easier to take guns away from convicted domestic abusers, […]
Intimate partner violence, Pa.’s silent pandemic, can be silent no longer | Fletcher McClellan and Paige Oustrich
By failing to recognize the short- and long-term effects the coronavirus pandemic poses to vulnerable populations, state and county governments in Pennsylvania have reinforced a silent pandemic of domestic violence.
Uniontown’s Mary House provides structure and stability for women | Helping the Helpers
The former St. Mary Nativity Convent was transformed into a transitional home for women to live in community and gain support to achieve their life goals.
In SWPA, domestic violence services available during holidays, pandemic. Where to find them | Helping the Helpers
People who want to support the agency during the holiday season can do so by donating money or gift cards, Orbin said. Gift cards to big box stores or gas stations can help someone who is living in temporary housing.
Erie’s Crime Victim Center faces technological challenges while providing community resources during pandemic
Should federal lawmakers be successful in their push for increased domestic violence prevention funding in the CARES Act, the center’s director, Paul Lukach hopes to make “our technology even better than it is.”
COVID-19 in NEPA: Domestic violence advocates worry about women’s safety in the pandemic
They’re worried about homeless women and those who are victims of domestic violence. They’re grappling with finding new funding sources for their organizations, or dwindling resources. They’re stressed about their staff.
Coronavirus crisis sparks increase in domestic violence in Philadelphia
More calls have been coming in to Philadelphia's domestic violence hotline as people have been confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, lawmakers remember 123 Pennsylvanians killed in 2018
In June, the General Assembly approved a 10 percent budget increase for domestic violence services.