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 […]

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 […]

New Initiative Uses Sports as Platform to End Sexual Assault and Dating Abuse

We are thrilled to announce that WSCADV launched Team Up Washington today, in partnership with the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress and LifeWire. The new initiative is designed to prevent violence by equipping student athletes with tools to stand up for respect and to shift culture at their high schools and in […]

Executive Director Search

We are excited to announce that we are launching a search for a new Executive Director for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). Last year, Nan Stoops transitioned out of this role and into her current role as Strategic Advisor. Our Director of Strategic Initiatives, Judy Chen, stepped in as Acting Executive Director […]

Deadline extended: hiring for 2 positions!

WSCADV has extended the application deadline to June 11, 2019 for 2 full-time positions for our Seattle office: Program Coordinator on domestic violence legal advocacy and survivor advocacy training Operations Specialist We’ve got a friendly, collaborative work environment, great benefits, and an exciting vision rooted in race equity, economic justice, and gender and reproductive liberation! […]

Government Shutdown: Important Information About Food Benefits

As a result of the government shutdown, our state could not issue February benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) later than January 20th, 2019. This means that most people receiving food benefits have already received the February payment to their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Please help us spread the word to […]