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.
During October’s Domestic Violence Action Month, LifeWire’s Executive Director, Rachel Krinsky, domestic violence survivor, Becky, spoke with Gary Shipe for Hubbard Radio Seattle’s Public Affairs Show.
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.
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.
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 Action Month.
Rachel spoke about 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.
We are so excited to announce that LifeWire has been chosen as October’s Charity of the Month by the Seattle Seahawks and Bonneville Seattle Media Group, which includes MyNorthwest.com, KIRO Radio News 97.3 FM, 710 ESPN Seattle and AM 770 KTTH!
Throughout the month, the following PSA’s will be featured on each radio station:
30 Second PSA:
60 Second PSA:
We are honored for this partnership, particularly during October’s Domestic Violence Action Month. Tune in to these stations all month long to show your support!