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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 […]

Take Action for Affordable Housing!

No one should have to choose between staying with an abusive partner or becoming homeless. Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children. We have the opportunity to change that. Take action today! This action alert from our allies at the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance has everything you need to […]

Join Our Team! We are Hiring for Two Positions

WSCADV is hiring for two full-time positions in our Seattle office: Public Policy Coordinator or Director (depending on skills/experience) – Public Public Policy Job Description & Application Instructions Program Coordinator: Sheltering to Housing Stability – Housing Job Description & Application Instructions We’ve got a friendly, collaborative work environment, great benefits, and an exciting vision rooted […]

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 […]

Take Action for Prevention Today!

One of our priority bills needs your support to keep moving through the legislative process. Take action today! Comprehensive sexual & relationship health education: Support domestic violence prevention by expanding access to comprehensive sexual and relationship health education in schools. (SB 5395)  Domestic violence is preventable when young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills to […]

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 […]

Take Action! Stop Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

One of our priority bills needs your support to keep moving through the legislative process. Take action today! The ACLU of Washington makes it easy with a sample script for you to use. Courts Open to All Act: Prohibit warrantless civil arrests of immigrants at Washington State courts. (HB 2567/ SB 6522)  There is strong evidence that […]

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 […]