Response to Coronavirus & Resource Round-Up

Staying home due to COVID-19 may be unsafe for people experiencing abuse. Please know that resources are available 24/7 and domestic violence programs across our state are working tirelessly to help people plan for their safety. Get connected here. It is also an important time to activate friends, family, and community support to help survivors […]

2020 Legislative Wins!

The 2020 Washington legislative session is over! The Legislature adjourned yesterday, bringing a close to this year’s session. Despite working under very tight time constraints and a mounting public health crisis, the Legislature got an enormous amount of work done this year. WSCADV started this session with four top priority bills. We are thrilled to […]

Sexual Harassment and the Fair Housing Act

Sexual harassment in housing is illegal. The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has launched an initiative to address sexual harassment in housing by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, and others who have control over housing. The Department of Justice can investigate and seek redress for sexual harassment in housing under the Fair Housing Act. […]

Take Action Now for Survivors of Human Trafficking & Abuse!

We need your help right now to get one of our priority bills over the finish line! Please take a quick moment to email your representatives in the House and ask them to bring 3SSB 5164 – providing public assistance to victims of certain crimes including human trafficking – to the floor for a vote. Not […]

Legislative Update: Almost to the Finish Line!

There are just 9 days left until the regular session ends on March 12th. For the rest of this week, the House and Senate will be on the floor considering bills that were already approved by the other house. We’re thrilled to report that most of the bills WSCADV has been supporting are still moving […]

Harvey Weinstein Verdict and Public Charge Rule

Monday was a day we won’t forget. February 24 was a milestone for #MeToo survivors, with a major verdict in the Harvey Weinstein case. We honor the survivors who came forward, those who tried but were turned away, and those who haven’t disclosed what happened to them. Today, there is no turning back from the […]

Black History Month

We’ve been so inspired by the many powerful stories being highlighted for Black History Month. Join us in showing gratitude for the incredible work Black Women have poured into the domestic violence movement for decades by checking out a few of the many amazing organizations led by Black Women that are creating change in communities […]

Take Action for Affordable Housing!

No one should have to choose between staying with an abusive partner or becoming homeless. Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children. We have the opportunity to change that. Take action today! This action alert from our allies at the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance has everything you need to […]

Join Our Team! We are Hiring for Two Positions

WSCADV is hiring for two full-time positions in our Seattle office: Public Policy Coordinator or Director (depending on skills/experience) – Public Public Policy Job Description & Application Instructions Program Coordinator: Sheltering to Housing Stability – Housing Job Description & Application Instructions We’ve got a friendly, collaborative work environment, great benefits, and an exciting vision rooted […]

Which Bills Have Moved On: Legislative Update Post Cutoff

February 19th was the cutoff for bills to be approved in their “house of origin” (the house in which the bill was introduced). Three of WSCADV’s priority bills cleared that hurdle: SB 5164, which would provide food, medical, and cash assistance to immigrant survivors who are victims of trafficking and other serious crimes. WSCADV and […]