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For Domestic Violence Survivors and their Family, Friends and Co-workers

How to Get Help

The City of Seattle supports community programs and activities that create a comprehensive service delivery system to help survivors gain and maintain safety and address their multiple social and economic needs. Our community partners provide an array of services and programs, including:

  • Information and assistance
  • Safety planning
  • Civil legal services for victims of domestic violence
  • Education about the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Guidance through the numerous social institutions that help survivors leave and/or protect themselves and their children from further abuse
  • Accompaniment to criminal or civil legal proceedings when possible and assistance with protection orders
  • Referrals to income and employment support
  • Access to safe, confidential, short- and long-term housing, and payment for security deposits, utilities, moving expenses and household furnishings
  • Provision of or referral to supportive services such as mental health, medical, chemical dependency and legal services
  • Interpretation services

2014 Funded Agencies and Programs

  • Abused Deaf Womens Advocacy Services serves victims of domestic violence who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing.
  • API Chaya provides client-centered, culturally and linguistically relevant, advocacy and support services for survivors of abuse and their family.
  • Consejo Counseling and Referral Service provides services for Latino survivors of domestic violence and their children.
  • Jewish Family Service provides support and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their families.
  • King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence works to end domestic violence by facilitating collective action for social change through county-wide public policy and education efforts.
  • New Beginnings serves victims/survivors of domestic violence who are still with a violent partner, are recently separated or have been out of the relationship for some time.
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project provides comprehensive immigration legal services and community education to advance the human rights and well-being of low-income immigrants and refugees.
  • Northwest Justice Project is a not-for-profit statewide organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income people.
  • Northwest Network provides services for lesbian, bisexual, trans, gay, two-spirit and questioning survivors of domestic and dating violence and their children.
  • Refugee Womens Alliance (ReWA) provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence.
  • Salvation Army serves women and children survivors of domestic violence.
  • Seattle Indian Health Board serves domestic violence survivors from various ethnic backgrounds, mainly American Indian/Alaska Natives.
  • YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish County provides specialized services that address the unique issues and barriers faced by victims of domestic violence who are from communities of color, particularly African American women.


For more information, call the Seattle Human Services Departments Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention program at 206-386-1001.

For more information about our partners and other programs and services, visit:

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.