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Resources for Abuse Prevention

There are a variety of sources where you can learn about prevention of abuse and domestic violence.  Choose any of the resources below or the links at right to get more information. 

Local Resources
  • A Woman’s Place (Bucks County): 1-800-220-8116
  • Congreso (Latina Domestic Violence Program: (215) 763-8870 ext.1317
  • Domestic Abuse Project (Delaware County): (610) 565-4590
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service (Shelter of Peace Program): 267-256-2000
  • Laurel House (Montgomery County): 1-800-642-3150
  • Lutheran Settlement House(Bilingual Domestic Violence Program): 215-426-8610 x236
  • Menergy (for Abusive Partners): 215-242-2235
  • Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (Elder Abuse): 215-765-9000
  • Philadelphia 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-SAFE-014
  • Women Against Abuse Legal Center:215-686-7082
  • Women Organized Against Rape:215-985-3333

National Resources

  • Faith Trust Institute (Interfaith Anti-Violence Program):
  • JSafe (Jewish Anti-Violence Program): http:
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:


Adams, Carol J.: Woman-Battering (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling Series).  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994. 

Fortune, Marie M.: Keeping the Faith: Answers for the Abused Woman. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987. 

Fortune, Marie M.: Violence in the Family: A Workshop Curriculum for Clergy and Other Helpers. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1991. 

Ed. Horton, Anne L. & Williamson, Judith A.:Abuse and Religion: When Praying Isn't Enough. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, 1988. 

National Ministries ABC/USA:Family Violence Packet: A Congregational Resource. To order from the Literature Resources call: 1-800-828-8198. 

Resource Guide for Rabbis on Domestic Violence.Jewish Women International, 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, D.C.  20036.  Phone: (202) 857-1300, fax: (202) 857-1380. 

Smullens, SaraKay: Setting YourSelf Free: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abuse in Family, Friendships, Work and Love. New Horizon Press, September, 2002. 

Spie, Beth and Hall, Evelyn: I Am Not Your Victim. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing, 1996. 

Staff of Volcano Press: Family Violence and Religion: an Interfaith Resource Guide. Volcano, CA: Volcano Press, 1995. 

Wright, Wendy M.: Sacred Dwelling. Leavenworth, KS: Forest of Peace Publishing, 1994.