Black Lives Matter

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LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive.

We stand against the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the larger systems of racial injustice that makes them possible. All oppressions are related.

Ending violence against women and girls cannot happen until every person is treated with respect and dignity. Black Lives Matter.

LifeWire’s COVID-19 Update

All of us at LifeWire hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe during this health crisis. We want to share an update about how our services and our survivors are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LifeWire continues to serve survivors

Thanks to creative planning, technology, and the dedication of our staff, LifeWire is able to offer all of our existing services. Advocates and therapists meet with participants regularly by video or phone, and our support groups have moved online. Our shelters operate with a skeleton crew, and our helpline is staffed around the clock. The need for our services during the COVID-19 pandemic is growing. We have seen an increase in the number of requests for food and housing assistance, as well as safety planning, legal help, and mental health therapy.

Team Up Washington

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We are excited to announce the launch of Team Up Washington, a partnership between LifeWire, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. The new initiative uses sports as a platform to prevent violence by empowering student athletes to be leaders at their high schools and in their communities.

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425 Magazine | A Call for Help

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A Call for Help
By Lauren Foster | 425 Magazine
https://425magazine.com/making-change-giving/

Connie Ellis always gets a little nervous when LifeWire’s phone rings. As a volunteer, she works the Bellevue organization’s helpline for survivors of domestic violence. The calls that come in can range from a woman fleeing an abusive husband and in need of a new place to hide to a mother overwhelmed with shame and looking for someone to talk to. Ellis is that person.

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