Eastside Domestic Violence Program announces name change

LifeWire Together Against Domestic Violence

Eastside Domestic Violence Program is now LifeWire

After 30 years, nationally recognized Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) is changing its name to LifeWire, better representing its mission of providing safety to survivors of domestic violence, and the continuum of care LifeWire provides families on their paths to healing.

“We’ve evolved over the years and wanted a new name to reflect who we are now,” said Barbara Langdon, LifeWire’s Executive Director. “We’re not just on the Eastside. We provide comprehensive services and programs all around the community, and LifeWire is like a ‘lifeline’ for a lot of people who are in an abusive relationship.”

LifeWire is a lifeline for survivors

LifeWire is an innovator of highly successful programs, including a 24-hour crisis line, shelters that provide safe housing, advocacy services, counseling, and survivor support groups. These programs are critical when you consider that in 2011, LifeWire answered nearly 11,000 crisis line calls and worked with almost 5,200 local survivors of domestic violence.

“This agency literally saved my life,” said Stacy, a LifeWire client who experienced domestic violence. “Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to move into a safe place, find a new job, and help my children heal. It’s made the difference for me from being desperate, to starting a new life and having hope.”

“This is what we do,” said Langdon. “We’ve been providing this full spectrum of comprehensive care all along, and now, with our new name LifeWire, we know that people will better understand the range of services and prevention that we provide.”