The YWCA in South King County and at East Cherry provide survivors of domestic violence with these services, as well as provide presentations and training in the community and engage in partnerships and collaborations with various organizations.
For survivors/victims of domestic violence the program offers:
- Safety planning.
- Domestic violence education.
- Community DV legal advocacy.
- Shelter/housing referrals.
- Food/clothing referrals.
- Ongoing support groups in Seattle and South King County.
- Children’s DV services, 10 week curriculum for children in-home, one of two programs in the nation that provide this service – recognized as a national model
- In-house DV advocacy in Belltown, North Seattle, Capitol Hill, Rainier Valley, Kent, Federal Way, and Auburn Department of Social and Health Services' (DSHS) Community Service Offices.
- “Hope and Power for Your Personal Finances” Series provided in English and Spanish.
- Fluency in Bulgarian, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Swahili,and Kikuyu.
- Confidential emergency/transitional housing for DV victims and their families.
Community Advocacy Program Eligibility:
Recent or actively fleeing DV
Live/Reside or address must be in Seattle or South King County
Children's DV Program Eligibility:
Children aged 3 -18 years who have been effected by domestic violence.
Live in Seattle or South King County.
Live in a safe place.
Partnerships/Collaborations within the community:
Day One Program – A collaboration with the City of Seattle and its partners; The Day One Program facilitates the process of providing immediate access to safety and services for domestic violence victims/survivors and their children – when they need services, where they need them and when they call, on “Day One.” The Day One Program does this through a secure and confidential Internet site that connects domestic violence programs allowing them to share “real time” available bed space and information about services.
Peace in the Homes Helpline – A collaboration with the City of Seattle; The Peace in the Home Helpline is a single-line access, toll-free phone number that links non- and limited-English speaking victims and survivors of domestic violence to a menu of multiple languages and directly connects callers to a community based agency of their choice that can serve their language and service needs. This program is the first to be implemented in the nation.
Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team – A collaboration with Sound Mental Health and DAWN
Hope and Power for Your Personal Finances” Series – A collaboration with the Jennifer Beach Foundation
Currently planning a partnership with UW-Research for Emotion-Coaching for Mothers and Children in domestic violence
Currently planning a partnership with BuRSST on asset building.