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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Always Forward – An Open Letter to Survivors of Domestic Violence

For 34 years, we’ve held to one simple belief: that every person – regardless of race, religion, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or experience – deserves to live in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive.

For 34 years, we’ve opened our doors day after day to survivors who have the incredible amounts of courage and strength needed to persevere. We’ve cried with you and celebrated with you. We’ve felt your pain and your joy.

We know that we will continue to face obstacles and opposing views in the coming years. Many people will try their hardest to normalize the violence and abuse you’ve experienced.

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4 Ways to Take Action Against Domestic Violence

  1. Practice Healthy Relationship Skills: Learn about the skills necessary to practice healthy communication with others. Talk about what healthy relationships mean to you with those in your life and model respectful behavior in all of your relationships.
  2. Be Supportive: If you think someone close to you is being abused, ask them about it and offer your support. If you think someone you know is being abusive, talk with them about their behavior and encourage them to seek help. Continue to check in and remain connected and supportive.
  3. Stay in the Conversation: Help to shape the movement against domestic violence. Speak up to stop attitudes and behaviors that oppress others. Be a source of information about domestic violence.
  4. Learn About and Share Resources: Everyone has a role to play in creating healthy, safe and vibrant communities. Contact us here at LifeWire to find out how you can get involved and make a difference.

Why We’re Here

In 1982, a group of courageous women took action against domestic violence, an injustice that negatively impacts adults, children and families in our community. These women recognized that violence, abuse and hatred – in any form – impeded the growth and stability of families and communities. By standing together and forming an agency (LifeWire) that has served more than 131,000 survivors of domestic violence, these women demonstrated that each of us has the power to positively impact the world.

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A Promising Approach to Preventing Homelessness Among Survivors of Domestic Violence

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A Promising Approach to Preventing Homelessness Among
Survivors of Domestic Violence
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services invests $2,000,000 in 
Domestic Violence Housing First research

October 27, 2016
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)

Contact:
Reed Forrester
Communications Coordinator, WSCADV
206-389-2515 x 201
reed@wscadv.org

The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) will receive $2,000,000 from a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct research on Domestic Violence Housing First, an approach to preventing homelessness for survivors of abuse and their children. Domestic Violence Housing First has shown promising results in a pilot program with urban, rural, and Tribal domestic violence programs across Washington state.

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