We are asking for your help finding those responsible for kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her classroom and brutalizing her. The reward for the arrest of those responsible is now over $100,000. Call 215-686-TIPS or go to phillypolice.com. Help us find justice for this child.
Are you a young adult looking to complete your education and start a career? YESPhilly is enrolling students for our Technology Skills and GED program. This training is free of charge to Philadelphia residents between ages 17 and 21 who have good math and reading skills but do not have high school diplomas.
Call Ms. Deb at 215 769-0340 x233.You can also check us out on the web at www.yesphilly.org, or on facebook. We’re located in North Philadelphia in the OIC Building. Become a skilled computer user, learn to refurbish and repair computers, and use Dreamweaver to create your own web page. Call Ms. Deb right away at 215 769-0340 x233. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES 1231 N. Broad Street – 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA 19122
Become a volunteer adult literacy tutor!
Hundreds of thousands of Philadelphia’s adults want to work, but need to learn the basic skills to get a good job. You can help them achieve their goals! Become a volunteer tutor in reading, writing, G.E.D. Prep, or English as a second language. Call the mayor’s commission on literacy at 215-686-5250. Help change lives and make Philadelphia one of the country’s most literate cities.
Become a Peer Mentor!
You did it! You earned your G.E.D. and it feels great. You know how hard it was to make time for it. Give back, be a mentor! Help another adult in your neighborhood along the way, and get up to $1500/year in tuition at Peirce College. A little time, support, and encouragement is all it takes. Call the mayor’s commission on literacy at 215-686-5250.
Take a bold new look at America’s history with Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876, presented by PECO at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. This historic exhibit recounts the rich history of laws and circumstances that inspired African Americans in Philadelphia to challenge the new nation and the world. For more information call 215-574-0380 or visit http://www.aampmuseum.org/.
Looking for a low-cost way to give your pet the veterinary care they need? Announcing PAWS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic. Located at 2900 Grays Ferry Ave, the PAWS Clinic provides vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, treatment for worms, fleas and ear mites, all at the lowest cost available to the public. PAWS also welcomes rescue groups to our facility. For more information and to make an appointment go to www .PhillyPAWS.org or call 215-298-9680. PAWS is a registered 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless animals.
Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15-44 in the US. Battering on women is the most under reported crime in America. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States; more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
Three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husbands, or male lovers. One woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States. About 1 out of 4 women are likely to be abused by a partner in her lifetime. Approximately 95% of the victims of domestic violence are women. Police report that between 40% and 60% of the calls they receive, especially on the night shift, are domestic violence disputes.
Battering occurs among people of all races, ages, socio-economic classes, religious affiliations, occupations, and educational backgrounds. Fifty percent of all homeless women and children in this country are fleeing domestic violence. A battering incident is rarely an isolated event. Battering tends to increase and become more violent over time. Many batterers learned violent behavior growing up in an abusive family. 25% - 45% of all women who are battered are battered during pregnancy. Domestic violence does not end immediately with separation. Over 70% of the women injured in domestic violence cases are injured after separation.
Domestic violence is not only physical and sexual violence but also psychological. Psychological violence means intense and repetitive degradation, creating isolation, and controlling the actions or behaviors of the spouse through intimidation or manipulation to the detriment of the individual.
Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 866-723-3014
Batterers Treatment Program
Creative Health Services
61 High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Services for Victims Prevention & Education Family Services
180 West Germantown Pike, B-3
Norristown, PA 19401
Women's Center of MontCo
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA