Your Rights at Work

New resource! This easy to share poster outlines the workplace protections we have in Washington State for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against people based on their experience of  abuse. This law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for survivors, like a change in […]

New Resource! Friends & Family Guide for Helping Someone in an Abusive Relationship

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new Friends & Family Guide. This online resource covers how to help someone who is experiencing abuse, as well as how to talk to someone who is harming or abusing their partner. The guide also includes a section on how to support teens to have healthy relationships. WSCADV’s research […]

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 […]

New Report on Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & Girls

A new report by the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) documents murdered and missing indigenous women and girls in 71 cities. Seventy-one cases identified were in Washington State, the second highest of 10 states included in the analysis. Forty-five of those cases were in Seattle, the highest number of the 71 cities surveyed. The report, […]

Family or Food? No One Should Have to Choose

Take Action by December 10th! To end abuse and create thriving communities, families must feel safe seeking help to access food, health care, and housing. The proposed federal “Public Charge” rule is a threat to immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their communities. Please join WSCADV and anti-violence advocates around the country in speaking […]

Give the Gift of Peace with Jacksons Food Stores

Jacksons Food Stores is once again generously partnering with WSCADV to Give the Gift of Peace beginning today through December 25th. Last year, this campaign raised over $20,000 to support our work to prevent domestic violence. How can you be a part of it? Stop by your neighborhood Jacksons and purchase a Peace Dove for $1, $5, […]

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 […]

Refuse To Abuse® 5k sold out!

We are thrilled to announce that our 7th annual Refuse To Abuse® 5k at Safeco Field has sold out! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to join us in taking a stand against domestic and sexual violence and playing a role in creating healthy, safe communities. Read our press release here.