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 a wide range of services for victims, including their children, and by facilitating social change.


Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS)…An agency working within the community to create an environment which is safe, responsive and supportive of domestic abuse victims and their children and fosters individual dignity, respect, hope, and self-determination.


DVS values the equality and dignity of all individuals--employees, volunteers and service consumers—and treats all persons with respect.

DVS maintains high quality victim advocacy services with consistent and clear employee training, policies, procedures, review and feedback.  Services to victims encourage self-empowerment and are focused, flexible, and varied to meet individual circumstances.  Each individual’s decisions are respected.  Ethical, professional and confidential community collaborations are maintained to ensure the needs of domestic abuse victims are met.

DVS exists because abuse has become an accepted cultural norm for exercising power and control in relationships.  The agency believes every individual has the right to live in a safe, nurturing environment.  It is committed to providing safe, supportive refuge and appropriate services for all victims while facilitating social change which will be reflected in a community free from domestic abuse.

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.

In Honor of U.S. Senator Patty Murray Support

Artwork - Senator Patty Murray Support