New investments help more young people reach adulthood ready to thrive

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

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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Charleena Lyles: Statement by Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

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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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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