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.

Our mission and vision

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

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 respond to survivors’ unique barriers, challenges, and goals.

Mia escaped violence in her home country only to be forced into an abusive relationship in the U.S. Learn how Mia navigated the immigration and legal systems to build a safer life for herself.

We provide paths to safer housing

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 uniquely designed to keep domestic violence survivors and their families off the streets and in safe and stable housing.

Layla’s husband controlled her finances and limited her access to friends, family, and a full-time job. Learn how Layla is working towards economic stability in a home of her own.

We promote healthy relationships

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.

Serena knew firsthand that dating violence can be a problem for young people of all genders. Learn how a presentation at school helped Serena better understand her brother’s experience with an abusive girlfriend.