Advocacy

Two women having a lively discussionWe are tireless advocates for DV survivors.

Escaping from violence is complicated for survivors who have been broken physically, psychologically, and financially by their abusers. We are relentless advocates to help them heal and find whatever they need to create safe and happy lives — safe shelter, a protection order, public benefits, child care, immigration assistance, legal help and more.

Our 24-hour Advocacy and Support Line at 425-656-7867 or toll-free at 877-465-7234 is most often the first step for those we serve, connecting them to trained, caring advocates who can direct them to what they need — a safe place to stay, an attorney or just someone to listen.

Navigating the courts and legal system can be overwhelming for women who have gathered up all their strength to leave their abusers. Dawn helps them understand their legal rights, links them to attorneys and to free or low-cost legal aid, and accompanies them to court.