LifeWire Executive Director, Rachel Krinsky, Interviewed on New Day Northwest

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Su Ring

The fatal shooting in a special needs classroom in San Bernardino, California, has once again turned attention to the issue of domestic violence. On Monday, a gunman gained access to his estranged wife’s elementary school classroom. He shot her and two students who were standing behind her, then took his own life. His estranged wife and one of the students died in the incident.

Even though we can’t know exactly what went on in their specific situation, it’s important to renew the conversation about this type of violence. Rachel Krinsky, Executive Director of the domestic violence advocacy organization LifeWire, joined New Day NW host Margaret Larson to share more about how friends and coworkers may help support someone who is living in an abusive relationship, as well as how a DV victim may reach out for help.

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Celebrating V-Day

There are 10 women who live at My Friend’s Place – LifeWire’s transitional housing shelter.

All 10 women are mothers. All are survivors of domestic violence.

Last week, the women gathered together in their communal living room with a LifeWire advocate for support group.

The back wall of the room had a piece of paper taped to it with nine words written across the top:

My Personal Bill of Rights in a Healthy Relationship.

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Welcoming LifeWire’s Next Leader

LifeWire is excited to announce that we have identified our next great Executive Director – Rachel Krinsky!

An experienced executive with 20 years of non-profit leadership positions dedicated to social justice, Rachel will join us as LifeWire’s Executive Director on Monday, February 27, 2017.

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

February 1 marks the beginning of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) – a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

To honor this year’s TDVAM, we’ll spend each week in February highlighting the stories of four local high school students who spend their free time interning and volunteering right here at LifeWire.

The stories are written in their voice, with their own words. They are stories of hardship, empowerment and hope. Stories of what it means to be a teenager in today’s society.

We hope you enjoy these brave and brilliant leaders of tomorrow as much as we do.

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