Legislative Session Week 2 Update

We are two weeks into the 2020 session, and have lots of news to share! This year’s session is only 60 days long, and WSCADV has hit the ground running to advocate for survivors on multiple bills. Some highlights: WSCADV’s Leigh Hofheimer testified in support of SB 5164, to provide medical, food, and cash assistance […]

The 2020 Legislative Session Begins Today!

Welcome to the start of the 2020 Washington State Legislative Session! It’s a short session this year, scheduled to run today through March 12th, so we anticipate things will be fast-paced and action-packed! Our legislative agenda prioritizes the following three pieces of legislation, but we’ll be monitoring and supporting many more as new bills continue to […]

New Year’s Resilience

For many of us, the beginning of a new year is an opportunity to renew a commitment to health and well-being. This time of year, we are so inundated with promotions for “wellness” products and plans that it can be hard to sort good information from seasonal gimmicks. The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma […]

2020 Domestic Violence Advocacy Day

Calling all advocates who care about how public policy impacts survivors of abuse! Join us in making our voices heard in Olympia during the 2020 state legislative session. We’re doing our annual Domestic Violence Advocacy Day a little differently this year. Instead of meeting in-person in Olympia on one specific day, we’re experimenting with a […]

Join Jacksons Food Stores to End Domestic Violence

Jacksons Food Stores is generously partnering with WSCADV to Give the Gift of Peace this holiday season. Today marks the launch of the 15th year of this incredible community campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and support survivors of abuse and their children. Last year, the Gift of Peace campaign raised over $24,000 to […]

Open Letter from Gender-Based Violence Organizations Regarding Sex Trade Arrests in Seattle

October 9, 2019 Dear Mayor Durkan and Members of the Seattle City Council, We are leading organizations in Washington State working to end sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence. We are deeply disturbed by the news, reported last week, that the Seattle Police Department has apparently abandoned existing policy on prostitution […]

Domestic Violence ACTION Month is Here!

October is Domestic Violence ACTION Month and we’ve got all the tools you’ll need to engage your community. Check them out here and please tag us in your social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! This year, we are focusing on communities taking action by promoting lessons from our new Friends and Family Guide. […]

Welcome Our New Executive Director

Message from the Board of Directors I am thrilled to share with you the news that the Board of Directors has hired Judy Chen as WSCADV’s new Executive Director. She will start September 15. This process has been an incredible journey, and I’m so grateful that we found in Judy a candidate whose depth of […]

Join WSCADV’s Board of Directors!

We want you! The WSCADV Board of Directors is looking for folks from member programs as well as from the greater community to run for election to our board. This year, we are seeking nominees who can bring skills and experience in community activism—including on race equity, economic justice, gender and reproductive liberation— and/or finance, […]

Immigrant Rights are Human Rights: WCSAP & WSCADV Stand with Immigrant Families

The continuing abhorrent separation of children from family members and incarceration of children is appalling and a human rights violation. The crisis on our U.S. Border is exacerbated by these cruel policies steeped in hatred of immigrants from Latin American countries and Black and Brown immigrants coming via Latin American countries. The camps have been […]