“It’s not just housing, it’s a sense of identity.”
Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children.
The Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) approach focuses on getting survivors of domestic violence into stable housing as quickly as possible, and then providing the necessary support as they rebuild their lives.
Key components of Domestic Violence Housing First include survivor-driven, trauma-informed, mobile advocacy, community engagement, and flexible financial assistance.
- Domestic Violence Housing First Definitions
- Examples of DVHF
- Watch Domestic Violence Housing First in Action
- Interested in implementing DV Housing First? Check out our toolkit!
- Frequently Asked Questions
In 2016, WSCADV distributed flexible financial assistance funds to eight partner agencies to support implementation of the DV Housing First model. Click here to view the full report of how these funds were distributed in 2016-2017. Click here to view the full report of how our South Central WA partner agencies distributed funds in 2016-2018.