Community-Based Advocacy

A free, private, safe and confidential service offered by domestic violence advocates at non-profit agencies.  Community-based advocates are trained to support people experiencing domestic violence, and to help navigate through different systems.

Community based advocates can help with:

  • safety planning
  • finding housing or shelter
  • legal help and legal advocacy
  • financial support
  • eviction prevention
  • support groups and emotional support
  • counseling for you and your children
  • relocation
  • education and job training
  • applying for TANF
  • medical and dental care
  • assistance with immigration issues
  • transportation
  • other additional resources
  • exploring options

Housing, shelter and flexible financial assistance

Finding housing in our region can take time because shelter space and affordable housing are quite limited. Domestic violence programs have access to funds to help prevent eviction for people who are already housed, and to get people re-housed.  When you call the DVHopeline, advocates will explore your housing needs, and may walk through a brief housing needs assessment with you.  This can take up to 30 minutes. 

Because shelter space and affordable housing are quite limited in our community, we can also help you explore other options for your safety.

Programs for domestic violence survivors in King County

These programs serve DV survivors and their children from any community:

Culturally specific programs for domestic violence survivors

These programs in King County serve people experiencing domestic violence who want to get services in the context of their own language and culture, and are staffed by advocates who come from these communities:

Support for Teens

Legal Resources for domestic violence survivors

Meeting Immediate Needs

We can help you find resources for immediate assistance with food, diapers, formula and supplies for your kids from:

“Freedom from domestic violence is possible for everyone.”

“Survivors of domestic violence display a stunning capacity for survival and perseverance.”

“Asking for help is probably one of the hardest things a person can do, but it’s one of the best things a person can do.”

“Developing support systems and mobilizing resources helps survivors of domestic violence to be resilient and ultimately to recover from domestic violence.”

“Love and care from trusted adults, and a safe and predictable environment help children and young people heal from domestic violence.”

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