We Mobilize Social Change
In 2012, LifeWire boldly committed to focus on domestic violence prevention as one of our primary efforts. We set out to build a program aimed at changing societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence.
Today, because of the increased support and engagement of our community, domestic violence prevention is now a cornerstone of our work.
Our team educates hundreds of community members each year about the impact of domestic violence.
We partner with organizations to identify and support internal leaders to affect change. Through trainings, workshops and strategy sessions, we equip these leaders to drive domestic violence prevention and intervention strategies to strengthen our community and end domestic violence.
Our communities of focus
Local School Districts
Using innovative exercises to engage high school students, LifeWire provides youth with the skills necessary to build healthy relationships.
In 2016, LifeWire educated 3,089 teens across East King County about domestic and dating violence.
By engaging leaders across multiple faith communities, including Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities, we educate faith leaders on how to effectively address domestic violence within their congregations.
After partnering with LifeWire’s Social Change Manager to develop a protocol for responding to domestic violence incidents within his congregation, one local pastor is sharing his work with other faith leaders across the community. Read more about this pastor’s story in our 2016 Annual Report.
Local Colleges and Universities
Through partnerships with Bellevue College, UW Bothell and Northwest University, we work alongside academic faculty, staff and campus leaders to strengthen their domestic and dating violence awareness and prevention efforts.
In 2016, LifeWire conducted Bellevue College’s first-ever Bystander Intervention Training for faculty and staff. Read more about how the training is helping to increase student safety in our 2017 Impact Report.
Breaking the cycle of violence is a community-wide effort. With you by our side, we can truly prevent and end domestic violence, together. Join us!