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Evaluate & Revise

Evaluate Use the Domestic Violence Housing First Approach Standards and Guidelines to assess progress toward implementation of the Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) approach and to identify areas for improvement.…

Prepare Your Organization

Interested in implementing the Domestic Violence Housing First approach? These resources will help you prepare your organization. Start by learning Then gather information about your organization

Federal Policy Advocacy

The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) is the leading voice to end domestic violence in Washington State. We improve how communities respond to domestic violence and are working…


Welcome to the Domestic Violence Housing First Toolkit! Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children. Domestic violence and homelessness are deeply connected and stable housing…

Evidence from Pilot Project

WSCADV launched Domestic Violence Housing First in 2010 and studied the approach with a five year pilot project . Findings from the pilot showed that women and children are safer,…

Evidence from Demonstration Project

Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) is a strategic initiative of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, with support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Building off the success…

Shelter Support

We provide support and peer learning opportunities for people running a domestic violence shelter.

Leadership Development

We help local domestic violence programs with the challenges of running an organization. We promote visionary leadership and management excellence, teach practical skills, and mentor the next generation of skilled leaders.

Preventing Violence

Domestic violence is preventable. We provide tools and resources to help individuals, organizations, and communities play a role in stopping this violence before it starts.