Services below are provided to clients free of charge and are financially supported by donations and grants. This includes information and referral for victims of domestic violence, their families and friends, and other service providers.

Emergency Shelter

DVS provides temporary shelter in a confidential location for victims of domestic violence and their children. These services include:

  • Food and clothing
  • Advocacy, support groups, and safety planning
  • Information and referral
  • Children’s advocacy and activities

Supportive Housing

DVS offers a variety of housing options and opportunities; emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in imminent danger, Permanent Housing with support services for families leaving the DVS shelter or experiencing domestic violence, flexible funding to provide one time financial assistance to help families keep or get into permanent housing as funds are available.

Legal Advocacy

  • Quick Guide to Interim Legal Advocacy Resources
  • Legal information and education
  • Collaborate with Northwest Justice Project and/or Snohomish County Legal Services for legal representation
  • Assistance with protection orders
  • Criminal processes
  • Civil processes
  • Other legal issues

Community Support Groups

Support groups are available for those who are or have been physically or emotionally abused by an intimate partner.

Community Outreach and Prevention Education

DVS attends a wide variety of fairs and events in the area connecting with those in Snohomish County and providing informational materials on the programs and services offered. Speakers, trainings, and workshops are available upon request. Two full-time employees visit local high schools, middle schools, and other student-based groups providing teen dating violence education.