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 […]

WSCADV Stands with Immigrant Communities, Survivors, and Dreamers

  The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) is proud to stand with more than 1,850 leaders and organizations nationwide as a signatory to the “We Are With Dreamers” statement released today. This statement expresses our support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects nearly 800,000 young people raised in […]

Charleena Lyles

“She had her teeth knocked out, had numerous black eyes. She has permanent scars from being abused, and she begged and begged for help, […] [t]hen she finally got the help, and then you take her life in front of her children.” (Monika Williams, sister of Charleena Lyles, New York Times, 6/20/17) On June 18th, […]

Information on Recent Immigration Enforcement Actions

WSCADV joins the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) to oppose the recent arrest and detention of the immigrant transgender domestic violence survivor who was seeking a protection order from her abusive partner in El Paso, Texas.

Redfin Sponsorship of the 2017 Refuse To Abuse® 5K

We are excited to share this announcement from Redfin! Redfin is the modern way to buy or sell a home. Our mission is to redefine real estate in the customer’s favor. That means utilizing the most up to date technology to browse for your next home on our website while also employing Redfin agents who […]

Statement of Opposition to the Executive Immigration Actions

WSCADV joins the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) in opposing Executive Orders recently issued by the President relating to immigrants and refugees. These Executive Orders endanger the safety of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking, their families, and communities at large. We oppose any policies that further […]

Why WSCADV supports #WhyIMarch

The Women’s March on Washington “aims to send a message to all levels of government, including but not limited to the incoming Presidential administration, that we stand together in solidarity and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities.” WSCADV supports and joins this movement. Working to end […]