Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS) is a private, non-profit organization serving Snohomish County since 1976. We are the only program in Snohomish County providing emergency shelter and comprehensive, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse without regard to age, gender, race, religion, culture, national origin, sexual orientation or income level. DVS provides individual and community awareness programs which can affect the social change necessary to eliminate domestic violence throughout Snohomish County.

Mission, Vision, and Values


DVS is dedicated to ending domestic abuse by providing diverse and equitable services for individuals impacted by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), including their children, and by facilitating social change.


DVS works to create an environment which is safe, responsive, and supportive of individuals and/or families impacted by IPV. DVS is dedicated to fostering individual dignity, respect, hope, and self-determination.


  • Compassionate – a caring community of individuals dedicated to providing comprehensive supportive services with love and kindness
  • Supportive – fostering a safe, judgement-free atmosphere that promotes healing and growth.
  • Empowering – honoring the ability of survivors and our community in creating positive change.
  • Inclusive – welcoming environment that values the diversity of our agency and the communities we serve.
  • Respectful – delivering services with mindfulness, integrity, and dignity

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 7
Everett, WA 98206

Thank you, Senator Murray!

This beautiful quilt is hanging in our shelter honoring U.S. Senator Patty Murray. Senator Murray has been supportive of DVS's efforts and our shelter for many years. She has been a great voice for our clients and agency. We thank her for her continued support of women's rights and all her great work.