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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Legislative Session Update – Halfway Through!

The first 30 days of session were a whirlwind, but thanks to all of you—our incredible community of advocates, survivors, and supporters—we have many wins to report. Domestic Violence Virtual Advocacy Day was a big success. We were thrilled to have such great representation from across our state. Thanks to everyone who took part in […]

February is Teen Dating Violence Action Month!

February is Teen Dating Violence Action Month! Here are some of our favorite resources for you to use and share throughout this month and beyond. We want everyone to be ok. That’s why we’ve got a guide for Friends and Family with specific info on supporting teens to help you do just that. For valentines […]

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 […]