Get Help On Our 24-Hour Hotline By Calling 425-25-ABUSE Or Read About More Resources

How to Get Help

  • In an emergency, call 911 for the police, get yourself and your children to a safe place, seek medical attention and call DVS for assistance.
  • Be sure to take the problem seriously, it can happen again.
  • Create a safety plan for you and your children.  For information or assistance call 425-252-2873 (425-25 ABUSE).  Collect calls are accepted and ALL calls are free and confidential
  • The Domestic Violence Prevention Act allows victims to get legal protection without an attorney. Contact DVS or the court nearest you for assistance.
  • Consider filing a police report. If no arrest is made, you may consider filing charges in a citizen’s complaint.
  • Save evidence such as photographs of bruises and other injuries, ripped clothing, etc.

What can you do if someone you know is a victim of domestic violence?

Listen to them, andlet them know there are options available to them. Urge them to call the 24-hour Crisis Hotline number where they will receive victim advocacy .

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Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish CountyTuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 2:56am

Did you see the Everett Herald article on domestic violence this last Sunday? DVS advocates contributed and it's very informative, especially on why asking "why don’t abuse victims just leave?" is the WRONG question.