We Are All Safer When the Law Recognizes and Protects Our Transgender Neighbors

The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, and WomenSpirit – Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, together stand in support of transgender recognition, rights, and protections under law. Everyone deserves the basic rights and fundamental freedoms of life, liberty, safety, and respect. We oppose […]

Standing with Our Jewish, Immigrant and Other Members and Communities Targeted by Hate Violence

Please join the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence in holding in warm embrace our member programs – including those working with Jewish, immigrant and refugee, African American, and LGBTQ survivors of abuse – and communities targeted by hate violence and extremists. Last week’s shooting in Pittsburgh, targeting the Tree of Life Or L’Simcha synagogue, […]

WSCADV’s response to Mariners’ workplace complaints

This morning, the Seattle Times published “Three Mariners execs faced workplace complaints; three women received settlements.” Sexual harassment and the objectification of women is unacceptable. The #MeToo movement has raised the visibility of sexual harassment and sexual violence and changed this country’s conversation about how women are treated in all areas of their lives. This […]

Safety and Justice for All

At the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), we are working every day to create a world where all people can live and love freely without fear. The current erosion of immigrant protections, rights, and dignity is in direct conflict with our mission, Principles of Unity, and Theory of Change. All families should be […]

Impact of the Refuse To Abuse®5k

“Running Saved My Life” Annual Refuse To Abuse® 5k helped domestic violence survivor heal a lifetime of trauma. This article originally appeared in the Mariners Magazine. Reprinted by permission of the Seattle Mariners. Mariners Magazine is available at the ballpark or by subscription. More details here.  Excerpt: Amy had finally started to get her bearings. After […]

Domestic Violence Fatalities

Every single life lost to domestic violence is one too many. In WA state last year there were 55 domestic violence-related fatalities (35 homicides and 20 abuser suicides). This table includes the number of domestic violence fatalities by county for the past 21 years. We study and report on this because it isn’t just data. […]

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 […]

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 […]