“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
More than half a century ago, Dr. King wrote those words in his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Today we honor his memory and strive to continue his work.
At LifeWire, we know that to reach our mission of ending domestic violence we must achieve justice for all survivors, especially for those who face the greatest barriers. And we know that achieving justice for survivors means moving beyond providing shelter and support.
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New investments help more young people reach adulthood ready to thrive
October 10, 2017
King County Best Starts for Kids
Best Starts for Kids today launched new investments that will provide young people with the opportunities and tools they need to weather challenges during adolescence and be ready to flourish as adults.
The Youth Development initiative – a partnership between King County and 32 nonprofit organizations – will provide leadership opportunities, mentoring, and other services that help young people achieve their full potential.
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Domestic Violence and Homelessness Go Hand In Hand
LifeWire – Washington State’s largest domestic violence agency – to shine a spotlight on an often unseen homeless population: domestic violence survivors and their children.
Bellevue, WA (September 19, 2017) – Women and children are not among the homeless people we typically see on the streets of Seattle. You wouldn’t pass by them on your way to work or see them at a freeway onramp. Yet about half of homeless people are families, and domestic violence remains a leading cause of homelessness among women and children in the U.S. today.
“Eighty percent of homeless women with children have experienced domestic violence,” said Rachel Krinsky, LifeWire’s Executive Director. “Right here in Washington State, families with children represent nearly half of the 20,000 people who are homeless on any given night.”
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Re-posted from the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence,
of which LifeWire is a proud member.
Charleena Lyles Should Be Alive
In this moment, we send our deepest condolences to Charleena’s family and write to lift up her humanity.
To our community of advocates, and others working to support survivors of violence: we see you and we are committed to supporting you.
Charleena Lyles should be alive, not dead. But in this new reality, where the memory of Charleena is a hot, bright fire, we are angry.
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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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