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OUr Mission

The mission of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate personal and institutional violence against women through programs providing support and safety to battered women, direct services, public information and education, systems advocacy and social change activities. The members of PCADV work toward this goal through supportive, cooperative practices in all aspects of our individual programs and collective efforts.

Our Principles of Unity:

The members of PCADV recognize that the struggle of each battered woman we serve is related to our individual struggles for personal growth and empowerment. We are committed to the ideas and practices of a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere in all aspects of our programs, which fosters open communications, respect, and cooperation among all members of the Coalition.

We help battered women deal with and overcome the oppressions we all face, i.e., sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, and ageism. We support and encourage and will work for the participation of all women battered, women of color, lesbians, differently-abled, older, and poor women.

We encourage and work for the participation of all people who pursue these goals.

We recognize that all people have power; we strive to help women recognize that power within themselves and we affirm that we will not use the power to divide us.

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