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South Philadelphia: Osagame’s Athletes Fall For Judo And Self-Defense Classes

South Philadelphia: Osagame’s Athletes Fall For Judo And Self-Defense Classes

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime in the United States. Incidents can be found in most, if not all, communities across the country. People have looked to different methods to combat domestic violence and physical assaults. Most methods have included weapons such as […]

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South Philadelphia: Women Have Options To Protecting Themselves Against Violence

South Philadelphia: Women Have Options To Protecting Themselves Against Violence

The world can be a dangerous place. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, domestic violence cases made up nearly 21 percent of violent victimization nationwide from 2003 to 2012. Acknowledging that danger can strike anywhere at any moment, organizations have shifted their focus toward how to combat or avoid a bad situation before it actually happens. […]

 

Fishtown: ‘Men Can’ Campaign Issues Invitation to Join Effort to End Domestic Violence

Fishtown: ‘Men Can’ Campaign Issues Invitation to Join Effort to End Domestic Violence

Based in Fishtown’s non-profit organization Lutheran Settlement House, the Men Can (Prevent Family Violence) Campaign is an initiative to address domestic violence throughout Philadelphia. By providing education, garnering attention and taking new approaches, Men Can is trying to change culture by getting to the roots and core of the abuse. Traditionally, domestic violence prevention has been a […]

 By Kirsten Griffin and Emma Jones

Fishtown: Lutheran Settlement House Offers Assistance to Those in Need

Fishtown: Lutheran Settlement House Offers Assistance to Those in Need

[vimeo 68239919] Lutheran Settlement House is located at 1340 Frankford Ave. and has a rich history in not only the Fishtown community but also the entire city. Opened in 1902 by Lutheran nuns, LSH became a home away from home for people in the community. “In the beginning, LSH was much more of a community center, […]

 By Kimberly Wagner, Sherrell Williams and Kevin Yorke

Strawberry Mansion: Local Author Writes About Growing Up in the Neighborhood

Strawberry Mansion: Local Author Writes About Growing Up in the Neighborhood

Julia Press Simmons, 34, has been writing since her father called her a “little liar” and gave her a pen and pad at the age of 11. He told her to start writing her lies down. Her lies became her poetry. Her poetry evolved into something much more. She became a full-fledged author. Simmons said […]

 By Rebecca Savedow

Germantown: New Directions Offers a Way Out for Troubled Women

Germantown: New Directions Offers a Way Out for Troubled Women

  Nicole Mattis murdered her abusive boyfriend. Cindy Livingston, 46, has been a PCP user since the age of 13. Together they are starting over at New Directions for Women Inc., an alternative to incarceration for female offenders. The one-year program provides an array of services for rehabilitation and independence. Substance abuse and psychological evaluation […]