WSCADV is the leading voice to end domestic violence in Washington State. We improve how communities respond to domestic violence and are working to create a world where all people can live and love without fear.
Domestic Violence Housing First
Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children. Domestic Violence Housing First gets survivors into stable housing as quickly as possible, and then provides support as they rebuild their lives.
We believe everyone should have access to money, housing, childcare, and education so they can make decisions about their relationships without regard for the financial impact of those decisions.
Our Domestic Violence Fatality Review provides up-to-date statistics for Washington State and research findings and recommendations for improving the community response to domestic violence.
Survivors tell us that immigration status and cultural isolation are major barriers to getting safe. We offer tools for advocates working to minimize these barriers.
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.
We provide training and support to legal advocates to help them understand how the legal system works, how to help survivors navigate the legal system, and how to advocate within the legal system on behalf of survivors.
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.
Our public policy advocacy includes working for improved laws, helping our members communicate with their legislators, and educating our communities on changes in state and federal law that impact survivors of abuse.
Refuse To Abuse®
Refuse To Abuse® is a partnership between the Seattle Mariners and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to take a stand against domestic violence and promote healthy, respectful relationships.
Everyone should be free to make decisions about their body and their family, and experience sexuality without violence, coercion, or external control. We address the link between reproductive and sexual coercion and violence against women and girls.
We provide support and peer learning opportunities for people running a domestic violence shelter.
Statistics & Research
Find up-to-date statistics and research on domestic violence.