About LifeWire

Everyone needs a safe and healthy home to reach their highest potential and fully contribute to our community. At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence to build safer, healthier homes by offering support, resources, and professional services including survivor advocacy, mental health therapy, legal advocacy, shelter, and housing. And we work with youth and young adults to develop healthy foundations early in life, preventing future violence.

LifeWire has served survivors and their families in east and north King County, Washington since 1982.

MISSION

Our mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it.

VISION

Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive.


What We Do

LifeWire offers survivor-driven, trauma informed services, promotes prevention through community-based training and coaching, and leads through pioneering strategies and partnerships.

We support survivors

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Our advocates partner with survivors on their individual journeys to gaining renewed strength and empowerment.

We listen to survivors as they describe their needs and help them identify resources that will enable them to build safer lives. By tailoring our support to each survivor, we are able to truly respond to survivors’ unique barriers, challenges, and goals.

Sophia left, but the abuse didn’t stop. Learn how Sophia overcame financial abuse to build a new life with her son.


We provide paths to safer housing

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At LifeWire, we believe that no survivor should have to choose between staying in an abusive relationship and becoming homeless. That’s why we’ve developed a wide range of services that are uniquely designed to keep domestic violence survivors and their families off the streets and in safe and stable housing.

Rose moved half way across the country to escape her abuser only to find herself homeless. Read on to learn how Rose‘s housing advocate helped her build a new life.


We promote healthy relationships

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LifeWire partners with area high schools and Bellevue College to ensure that young people have the tools they need to identify and build healthy relationships, support each other and family members, and practice leadership that promotes gender equity and challenges violent attitudes and behaviors.

It was the first time the high school students visited Olympia. Learn how they are inspiring others to work to end domestic violence.