New Study Finds Racial & Gender Segregation in Restaurant Industry

A new study—Ending Jim Crow in America’s Restaurants—reveals deep racial and gender segregation in the restaurant industry. This means that women, immigrants, and people of color working in restaurants have less opportunity to increase their wages. When survivors don’t have access to a livable, stable income, it affects how they make decisions about their relationships: […]

2018 Legislative Victories

  What a year! The historic 2018 Washington State legislative session is over and we are celebrating multiple monumental victories that will have an immeasurable positive impact for some of the most marginalized Washingtonians: 1. Immigrant survivors gain consistency in law enforcement response and increased access to legal services. HB 1022 will improve and standardize the statewide […]

Verizon Foundation Funds Innovative Partnership for Pregnant & Parenting Survivors

Domestic violence is all too common among young pregnant and parenting women, but support can be hard to come by. That’s why WSCADV is bringing together Home Visiting programs (support services for expectant parents and young families) and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault programs in Yakima, Adams, and Grant counties to share their expertise and learn from […]

Thank you to Jacksons Food Stores!

Jacksons Food Stores’ “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign is in its 14th year and we are privileged to be one of the beneficiaries. Jacksons Food Stores and its customers donated a total of $23,163.52 ($11,581.76 from customer donations and matched dollar for dollar by Jacksons). The donations will help fund our work of promoting […]

We Choose All of Us

We believe that our efforts to end domestic violence must be grounded in a strong resolve for building laws and communities that welcome and respect immigrants, center the lived experiences of immigrants and survivors, and integrate immigrants into the fabric of our society. This means choosing inclusion, choosing compassion, and centering approaches and solutions that choose […]

Women’s March anniversary events

Next weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, the largest coordinated protest in U.S. history. WSCADV joins this movement because working to end domestic and sexual violence requires organizing and demanding safety and justice for women. Women’s safety and freedom is inseparable from the safety and freedom of those most targeted and most marginalized. […]

Advocacy & Activism – Join the conversation!

Join Kata Issari, executive director of Praxis International, for an exploration of the interlocking, and essential, worlds of direct services and social change. Kata will apply concepts and tools from Praxis’ Advocacy Learning Center as we strive to achieve the right balance between intervention and prevention, impacts and root causes, individual and community. We will […]

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) illustrate the lifetime health consequences of domestic and sexual violence. In Washington State, 41% of women and 32% of men report experiencing violence from an intimate partner. According to national data, men and women experience […]

Our Seattle office has moved

Our Seattle office has moved! Please update your records with our new mailing address: 1511 Third Ave., Suite 433, Seattle, WA 98101

WSCADV in the News

Research over a two year period by WSCADV’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review found that more than half of abusers responsible for domestic violence related fatal shootings in our state were prohibited by law from owning firearms. Last week, our Managing Director, Kelly Starr, spoke to KIRO 7 News about the need for resources to enforce the laws […]