We are celebrating our 45th anniversary this year on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
Join us at L’ETAGE (6th & Bainbridge) to mark this key milestone in WIT and Philadelphia’s history!
We’ve come a long way from our founding in 1971 as a feminist collective in West Philly, with only 2 full-time staff members and a host of volunteers. Now in Center City Philadelphia, WIT supports women as they move forward in their lives, away from domestic violence and substance abuse.
Speakers for the evening will include our board chair Ms. Nancy Heffner, our Executive Director Ms. Roberta L. Hacker, and a member of WIT’s Survivors Network, a volunteer network of former WIT clients.
Our guest speaker will be Ms. Maureen Rush, Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police at the University of Pennsylvania. As one of the first 100 women to enter the Philadelphia Police Academy in 1976, she is a long time leader in public safety. Ms. Rush joined the Division of Public Safety in 1994 as the Director of Victim Support & Special Services, served as the Chief of the Penn Police Department from 1996 through 2000, and was appointed Vice President for Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000.
We are so grateful to have the support of corporate and community sponsors who have made this event possible. Thank you for your support!
For more than 38 years PathWays PA has been working to end the cycle of poverty, homelessness and abuse through a combination of residential and community based services for women, children, teens and families. PathWays PA’s mission is to help women, children, teens and families achieve financial independence and family well-being. Each year PathWays PA serves nearly 5,000 low-income individuals and families across the Greater Philadelphia Region. Over the past four years PathWays PA has partnered with Women In Transition to assist survivors of domestic violence to build the financial assets necessary to successfully transition to safety. For more information about PathWays PA, visit www.pathwayspa.org.
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