Domestic Violence Victim and Survivor Resources

Help is available. There are many supportive and helpful resources in our community. Sometimes it takes time, patience and several calls to find the help that is right for you. Click on the links below to learn more. 

Family Law Toolkit for Domestic Violence Survivors Produced by the King County Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

King County Coordinated Response Guide to Domestic Violence

Navigating Financial Help When Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) Community Advocates

24-Hour Crisis Line: (425) 656-7867
(253) 893-1600
Cost: Free
Additional Information: DAWN protects men, women and children from domestic abuse, providing shelter, support and empowerment so they can build secure and happy lives. DAWN offers Community Advocacy, Legal Advocacy, Mental Health Counseling, and Support Groups for women and children in both English and Spanish. We have a 24 hour advocacy hotline, and are the sole provider of emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in the area. We lead our community toward the vision of a violence-free future by sharing our expertise and educating people to recognize, respond to and prevent violence. All services at DAWN are free to clients.

HCSATS: Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress 

Phone: 206-744-1600
Cost: Call about fees if not using medical coupons or insurance and ask about sliding scale fees.
Additional Information: Offers family/individual counseling for abuse victims; medical exams for victims of child abuse/sexual assault; foster care assessment program; Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) for families involved with Child Protection Services. Located at 401 Broadway, #2075, Seattle, WA 98104. Appointments only; no walk-ins.

LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence Program)

24 Hour Help Line: 1-800-827-8840 (toll free)  or 1-425-746-1940 (available M-F 8am-5pm through teletype)
Phone: (425)-562-8840
Additional Information:
Provides information and supportive services for victims of domestic violence including a 24 hour helpline, support groups, mental health therapy and information about getting legal help for protection orders and more. Multiple program locations.

New Beginnings

24-hour Help Line: (206) 522-9472Administrative Office: (206) 783-4520
Cost: FREE
Additional Information: Offers safety planning, counseling, emergency shelter information, children’s services, transitional housing information, legal clinics where you can talk with a lawyer and more. Multiple program locations.

Northwest Family Life

Phone: (206) 363-9601
Cost: Some services are free; some offer a sliding scale. Call for more info.
Additional Information: NW Family Life offers counseling & support groups, safety planning, advocacy referrals, and community resources. Our advocates can also help you locate housing and shelter services in your area. These services are free of charge. We may also be able to help you find counseling and other resources available at low cost on a sliding scale.

Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation

Phone: (253) 833-7444 (toll free: 800-833-6384)
After Hours Crisis: (206) 461-3222 (toll free: 866-427-4747)
Cost: Offers a sliding fee scale depending upon availability.Accepts private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and private pay.
Additional Information: Domestic violence counseling; family support; homelessness and housing services; other counseling services. Clients must call and have a phone screening to set up intake appointment. Multiple program locations.

YWCA of South King County and Central Seattle

Emergency Shelter:(206) 461-4882Main line: (206) 461-4888
Cost: Some services are free. Call for more info.
Additional Information: YWCA provides advocacy and services for domestic violence victims, including emergency housing. Serves South King County. Provides shelter for women (over 18) and children (boys up to age 9 at the emergency shelter). Multiple program locations.

Service providers below offer assistance for those dealing with language and communication barriers, as well as those from vulnerable or historically under-served groups.

Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
Local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Line

Video phone for deaf callers only: 1-855-812-1001
TTY: 1 (800) 787-3224
Voice: 1 (800) 799-7233
ADWAS Main Office VP: (206) 922-7088
Cost: FREE
Additional Information: ADWAS provides advocacy and counseling for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard of Hearing victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking. Located in Seattle, serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. ADWAS also offers the Positive Deaf Parenting program. See website for class schedules. Transitional housing assistance also available.

API Chaya (Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander Communities)

Helpline: 206-325-0325 or (toll-free) 1-877-922-4292
Phone: (206) 467-9976
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Advocacy and support services for Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors from all communities. Safety planning, counseling, legal help, support groups and referrals for additional services.

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

Phone: (206) 695-7600
Cost: Offers a sliding scale (Fees may be VERY low; call and ask). Accepts Medicaid, Basic Health, private pay and selected private insurances, including Group Health, Molina, Regence and Blue Shields.
Additional Information: Domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault counseling for children and teens. Support groups for high school teens on the Eastside. Minimum one-year state mandated domestic violence perpetrator group treatment , affordable individual counseling, referral to other needed services such as substance abuse treatment or mental health.

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service (Latino/a Communities)

Hotline: (888) 847-7205
(206) 461-4880
After Hours/Weekend Crisis Line: (206) 461-3222
Cost: Sliding scale and medical coupons are accepted.
Additional Information: Domestic violence intervention, mental health counseling, legal advocacy, and referrals for Spanish speaking adults and children. To set up sessions, call and ask for intake.

Jewish Family Services

Main office: (206) 461-3240
Project DVORA: (206) 861-3159
Cost: Some services are free. Call for more info.
Additional Information
: Provides advocacy-based counseling individually or in group classes. Includes legal, housing, and financial assistance; mental health support; and work with rabbis and communities to remove barriers to spiritual safety. Group classes are several weeks long and focus on specific themes based on client interest and needs. For more information, call (206) 861-3159.

Korean Community Counseling Center 

Phone: (425) 776-2400
Cost: Some services are free. Call for more info.
Additional Information:
Provides bilingual and cultural services to Korean families. Individual and Family Counseling, Free Legal Counseling, Parenting Classes, Youth Leadership Programs, Immigrant Assistant Services, Translation Services, and Information and Assistance Services.

Northwest Network (LGBT Communities)

Hotline: (King County) (866) 427-4747; (national) (800)799-7233
Phone: (206) 568-7777
Cost: Free
Additional Information:
Support services by and for the LGBT community.  Skilled support for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual abuse. All genders welcome. LGBT competent assistance with protection orders, counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, group support, and individual therapy.

Refugee Women’s Alliance (Refugees and Immigrants)

Phone: (206) 721-0243
Additional Information: Provides comprehensive support services in 17 languages for adults and children; Assistance with applying for protection orders; Developing safety plans; and Accessing safe shelters.  Provides help understanding and navigating the legal system; Anti-Human Trafficking support; and intensive case management. Support groups for refugee and immigrant women who have experienced violence or who are at risk of violence. Mental health counseling and consultation. Referral to community resources for survivors of crime, survivors of domestic violence and survivors of sexual assault. After-hour cellphone helpline crisis calls in 7 different languages. Multiple locations.

Seattle Indian Health Board (Native American Communities)

24-hour crisis line: 1-888-998-6423 (King County Sexual Assault Resource Center)
Phone: (206) 324-9360
Cost: Discounted fees to those who qualify (Fees may be VERY low. Call and ask.) Accepts Medicaid and most insurances as well.
Additional Information: Offers a range of services and assistance to women victims of domestic violence. Assistance is offered in the following areas: Safety planning; Locating safe shelters; Obtaining restraining orders; Emergency help such as food vouchers and transportation; Education (both individual and group); and more. Services are available by calling (206) 324-9360 or by walk-in.

If you are in crisis, please call one of the following services for help:

24-Hour Crisis Line 866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747)
King County 2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1 or 800-621-4636 (M–F 8am–6pm)
24-Hour WA Recovery Help Line 866-789-1511
Teen Link 866-833-6546 (Evenings 6–10pm)

Family Law CASA does not endorse any organization listed; the information is simply provided to assist those seeking resources. These lists may not be complete and do not include those in private practice. Suggestions for additional resources to be listed are welcome.