425 Magazine | A Call for Help

A Call for Help
By Lauren Foster | 425 Magazine

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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Hubbard Radio Seattle Spotlights Domestic Violence

During October’s Domestic Violence Action Month, LifeWire’s Executive Director, Rachel Krinsky, and domestic violence survivor, Becky, were interviewed for Hubbard Radio Seattle’s Public Affairs Show with Gary Shipe.

The segment aired on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 across four local radio stations: KKNW 1150 AM, KIXI 880 AM, KQMV Movin’ 92.5 FM, and KVRQ Rock 98.9 FM.

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LifeWire Featured in Redmond Reporter

LifeWire provides assistance in domestic violence cases

Redmond Reporter
By: Aaron Kunkler

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Calls for assistance from survivors seeking help dealing with or leaving domestic violence situations is on the rise in King County.

LifeWire is the largest provider of assistance to survivors in the state and focuses on rendering assistance in the county.

According to data provided by the organization, it received 30 percent more calls on its free helpline in 2016 compared to the previous year, and the number of children it has served has increased by 500 percent between 2009 and 2016.

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LifeWire Joins New Day Northwest for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

New Day Northwest | KING 5

On Tuesday, October 10, LifeWire’s Executive Director, Rachel Krinsky, and domestic violence survivor and LifeWire volunteer, Becky, joined New Day Northwest to raise awareness for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Rachel shared how LifeWire works to provide safe environments and a network of support for survivors. Becky also shared how, with LifeWire’s help, she was able to move away from her abusive husband and start down a healthier, happier path in life.

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