WOAR’s mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault. To accomplish this mission, we fight all forms of oppression including racism and gender-based violence.
“WOAR has long supplemented Temple’s sexual misconduct resources, but now members of the university community will benefit from their on-site presence after regular business hours,” said Andrea Seiss, Temple’s Title IX coordinator. “This safe, confidential reporting option provides 24/7 support and response by one of the nation’s most respected rape crisis centers.”
Excerpt taken from Temple Now Article: Temple & WOAR Establish Region’s First Campus Office
Photo Taken from Philadelphia Inquirer Article: These Young People Are Helping Bartenders Stop Sexual Assault Before It Happens
WOAR’s services include:
- WOAR’s 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
- Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural individual therapy to survivors and their loved ones
- Group therapy to victims/survivors
- Forensic exam accompaniment
- Court accompaniment
- Human Trafficking Drop-in Center, coming this year!
- Provides trainings within schools, social service organizations, and the community at large
- Specializes in working within the Latino communities of Philadelphia
Includes specialized programs:
- Healthy Masculinity Initiative
- Safe Bars Philly (These training are not free; for more information, please click the link)
- lotus Program
Volunteer & Internship Program
Please explore our website to learn more about sexual violence and the array of services that WOAR can provide to survivors, family members and the community.
The mission of the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides training, individual business assistance, incentive savings program, job placement, and access to buisness and financial resources.
When Lalita Paris first went to the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center more than 14 years ago to pursue her dream of opening her own child care center, the center gave her entrepreneurial training necessary to manager her own business. She opened Beautiful Beginnings Childcare Center in 2004 and, with the help of nine loans from WORC throughout the years, she has expanded to open a second site and now employs 15 staff members serving more than 100 children.
“Without the guidance and access to capital I received at WORC, Beautiful Beginnings wouldn’t be an essential part of its neighborhood,” Paris said.
Excerpt from Philadelphia Tribune Article: WORC Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Women Build Businesses
WHYY DOES SOOOO MUCH FOR PHILADELPHIA, IT’S COMMUNITIES AND IT’S COUNTRY.
LIVECAREPHILLY EMPHATICALLY ADORES, PRAISES AND RESPECTS THIS INDELIBLE INSTITUTION WHICH HAS IMPACTED SO MANY LIVES IN SO MANY WAYS.
THANK YOU WHYY, SINCERELY.
This tiny blub does not even begin to represent what they do, have done and are growing to do. Please take time to understand what they offer you by going to their website and seeing for yourself.
WHYY is the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region, including Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and beyond. You can access us on television, radio, in the community and right here online.
We are deeply committed to the needs of young people. In fact, many people’s first experience with WHYY is watching our award-winning PBS Kids television programs as a child. We also offer multimedia instruction in our studios and at 28+ local schools. However, our children’s service is just the tip of the iceberg.
We produce more than a dozen local programs, such as Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Friday Arts and Radio Times. We offer a robust regional news service supported by a newsroom more than 50 people strong. We are also your local PBS and NPR station, bringing you long-time favorite programs, such as Antiques Roadshow, Morning Edition and more.
We bring together people in the community for more than 50 events each year. From critical conversations about civic issues with experts to “meet and greets” with big personalities, keep an eye on our events calendar for things to do all year round.
One of the things that makes us who we are is that we are Member-supported and a not-for-profit organization. Support from people in our community makes up about 50% of our operating budget, with additional support from leadership gifts, corporate underwriting and grants from foundations. This special funding formula allows us the creative freedom to create high-quality programs and services not possible anywhere else.
About Our Education Department
WHYY is renowned for the educational kids programs it broadcasts on TV, but when it comes to supporting kids as they grow up, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. WHYY’s education initiatives support children and the parents, teachers, and other adults who care for them. We offer free lesson plans, hands-on media arts training at WHYY’s Philadelphia Studios and more. Our signature program, WHYY Media Labs, is a partnership with more than 28 schools across Philadelphia that brings equipment and instruction to thousands of students each year.