Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Prevention, NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, spouse abuse

October is: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. For many, home is a place of love, warmth, and comfort. It’s somewhere that you know you will be surrounded by care and support, and a nice little break from the busyness of the real world. But for millions of others, home is anything but a sanctuary. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.

Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.

1 in 4 men are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

Federal Way police dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence

By Andy Hwang

Federal Way Chief of Police

Domestic violence is a serious crime that affects people of all incomes, races, ages, and gender. This social problem exists in every community and Federal Way is no exception.

In our city, police officers respond to over 2,700 domestic violence calls each year and it is consistently in our top five calls-for-service each month – about seven calls-per-day. Even with the significant number of calls responded to by police, 70% of domestic violence that occurs goes unreported.

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HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #DomesticViolenceAwareness to post on social media. Sometimes, people don’t know if they are really in an abusive relationship because they’re used to their partner calling them crazy or making them feel like all the problems are their own fault. Here are a few ways to know if you’re in an abusive relationship that you need to get out of.

Your partner has hit you, beat you, or strangled you in the past.

Your partner is possessive. They check up on you constantly wondering where you are; they get mad at you for hanging out with certain people if you don’t do what they say.

Your partner is jealous. (A small amount of jealousy is normal and healthy) however, if they accuse you of being unfaithful or isolate you from family or friends, that means the jealousy has gone too far.

Your partner puts you down. They attack your intelligence, looks, mental health, or capabilities. They blame you for all of their violent outbursts and tell you nobody else will want you if you leave.

Your partner threatens you or your family.

Your partner physically and sexually abuses you. If they EVER push, shove, or hit you, or make you have sex with them when you don’t want to, they are abusing you (even if it doesn’t happen all the time.)

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services. Publication Date: March 2015. Updated: January 15, 2019.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2017 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, 42 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 24,692 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,672 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 97,688 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2016 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, 43 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 25,120 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,957 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 94,627 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2015 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, 44 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 23,728 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,690 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 91,263 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2014 – In the year ending June 30, 2014, 43 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 21,807 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,855 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 95,232 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

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Sign Up: National-SPD Night Out is Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Night Out

Night Out is a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.

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Night Out is Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Registration is now open, and will close August 6th, at 5:00PM.

Night Out is August 7, 2018
Get Ready for Night Out!
Register for the event
To participate in Night Out and to have your street closed for the event, you must officially register your Night Out event with the City of Seattle.

Registration is open until 5:00PM Monday August 6, 2018

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Winter Shelter 2017-2018

Winter Shelter

Renton, WA
ARISE Shelter Renton
Renton, WA 98057
11.67 miles from city center Seattle
(253) 854-0077 Ext. 2
Location: St Anthony’s Parish Ministry Center. Intake location for the ARISE Shelter. Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ARISE Program
A dedicated CCS case manager works with each individual enrolled in the ARISE program. Shelter residents meet with the case manager

Oasis Teen Shelter
Bremerton, WA 98337
14.51 miles from city center Seattle
360-479-5123
We are a fully licensed overnight shelter for homeless, runaway, and at risk teens, 13 – 17 years old. We assist youth in finding stable and permanent housing. Youth can access meals, hygiene, laundry, and needed resources with us.

Port Orchard, WA
Prison Mission Association
Port Orchard, WA 98366
15.60 miles from city center Seattle
(206)876-0489
Family shelter

Bremerton, WA
Georgia’s House
Bremerton, WA 98312
16.65 miles from city center Seattle
(360) 479-9020
Georgia’s House is a shelter for low-income homeless women and children. Clients are provided individualize case management which gets the client involved with making decisions as to the best course of action to help them get from this time of crisis into permanent housing.

Fall City, WA
Mamma’s Hands
Fall City, WA 98024
17.15 miles from city center Seattle
(206)915-2073
Mobile Soup Kitchen and Women & Children Crisis Shelter

Kent, WA
ARISE Shelter Kent
Kent, WA 98032
17.25 miles from city center Seattle
(253) 854-0077 Ext. 2
Location: CCS – Kent Family Center.

Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A dedicated CCS case manager works with each individual enrolled in the ARISE program. Shelter residents meet with
Kent, WA

Home Program Kent WA
Kent, WA 98032
17.25 miles from city center Seattle
(253) 854-0077
he HOME program is a year-round overnight shelter for single adult men ages 18 and older. The HOME shelter directly address the issues of homelessness in South King County by providing a safe place for homeless men to sleep and receive a hot meal, as well as giving them the opportunity to stabilize

Mukilteo, WA
Fresh Start Housing of Washington
Mukilteo, WA 98275
18.91 miles from city center Seattle
(206) 486-4493
Housing and Homeless Shelter, Halfway House
Supportive transitional housing for for men and women in various stages of life recovery from Addiction, Mental Health, Homelessness, and Jail Re-entry.

We provide transitional housing with programs to help the residents acquire the skill

Federal Way, WA
Reach Out
Federal Way, WA 98093
21.03 miles from city center Seattle
(253)854-0077
Reach Out ?is a program of ?Catholic ?Community Services ?of Western Washington (CCSWW) that partners with local churches, organizations, businesses and community volunteers to offer homeless men and women safety, stability and supportive connections through shelter, food and case management to help

Federal Way, WA
Multi-Service Center & Shelter
Federal Way, WA 98003
22.50 miles from city center Seattle
(253)838-6810
Multi-Service Center (MSC) offers people pathways out of poverty through support and resources in education, employment, housing, energy assistance, food, and clothing. MSC provides service throughout South King County. We also provide statewide advocacy for elderly and disabled residents of long-te

Everett, WA
Housing Hope
Everett, WA 98203
22.67 miles from city center Seattle

We only serve families in Snohomish County in Washington State

Homeless families come to Housing Hope at times of desperation, and shelter allows them safety and some time to regroup so that they can begin to think about their future. Housing Hope has two locations that offer emergency sh

Everett, WA
Everett Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter
Everett, WA 98201
24.49 miles from city center Seattle
(425) 740-2550
The only shelter for men experiencing homelessness in Snohomish County, we welcome in an average of 145 men each night. Each person in our residential program receives personalized care and is given access to nutritious meals, beds, clean clothing, spiritual support, addiction recovery, life-skills

Everett, WA
Cocoon House For Teens
Everett, WA 98201
25.18 miles from city center Seattle
425.259.3342
Cocoon House provides services to at-risk and homeless teens in Snohomish County, WA. We have two emergency shelters located in Everett and Monroe, WA; a maternity group home in Arlington and transitional living in Everett.

Everett, WA
Snohomish County Human Services
Everett, WA 98201
25.66 miles from city center Seattle
(425)388-7416
Days only Families only

Tacoma, WA
MDC – Housing For Homeless
Tacoma, WA 98402
26.06 miles from city center Seattle
253-597-6728
MDC owns and manages 375 units of housing for homeless, low-income families and individuals, with four housing service models offered throughout Pierce County.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 8am to 4:00pm
Friday 8am to 3:00pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays

Tacoma, WA
Access Point 4 Housing
Tacoma, WA 98405
26.53 miles from city center Seattle
(253)682-3401
Office Hours for AP4H
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm (some evening appointments available), closed for lunch 12-1pm.

Access Point 4 Housing, helps people find shelters, transitional, and permanent housing for individuals and/or families.

As part of the strategic plan to end hom

Tacoma, WA
Nativity House Day Shelter
Tacoma, WA 98405
26.58 miles from city center Seattle
253-502-2780
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are open every day, including weekends and holidays.

Nativity House is the largest, most comprehensive facility in Pierce County serving low-income and homeless adult men and women. Our goal is to provide for the basic needs of adult individ

Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Rescue Mission
Tacoma, WA 98402
27.44 miles from city center Seattle
253-383-4493
Emergency Shelter for Men
We offer various emergency services at our Downtown Campus:
Showers
Clean clothing
Locker rental
Personal hygiene items
Overnight shelter

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EASTSIDE WINTER SHELTER

Eastside winter conditions endanger the lives of people in our community. The Eastside WEWS mats cropped – Copy – Copyinter Shelter (EWS) operates from November through the spring each year and is an emergency overnight shelter providing men safety from the cold elements. Men who visit are provided with a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. The trained staff also help connect the homeless to necessary resources, which will help them move toward security, stability, and independence.

The EWS is open for the season now.

Location: 515B 116th Ave NE (at Lincoln Center). Follow the signs to the EWS area (it will be shifting location in the next few weeks).

Hours: Overnight services will be from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am. Men are allowed on site beginning at 7:00 pm.

The closest bus route is the 271 bus, which stops at 116 Ave NE and NE 2nd Pl. Walk back South, and the Center is on the left.

Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority going to men who spent the previous night there. The EWS is the only low-barrier shelter for men on the Eastside. The men’s shelter is staffed by professional, experienced employees and volunteers managed by CFH.

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Catholic Community Services Emergency Assistance Program

The Emergency Assistance program helps families, single adults, seniors, and people with disabilities with a variety of emergency and basic needs. Services include:

Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention
Move-in Assistance
Utility Assistance and Shut-off Prevention
Information & Resource Referral
Short-term Case Management
Emergency Motel Vouchers (families with children under 18 only)
Food Bags and Cards (based on availability)
Bus Tickets (based on availability)
To access services please call the intake line for your geographic area for updated
information and eligibility.

Seattle and South King County:

Seattle and South King County
(253) 850-2523

East King County
(425) 213-1963 x2

Volunteer

1-888-649-6850

Visit the WEBSITE

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Seattle/King County Clinic at KeyArena at Seattle Center October 27-30, 2016

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The next Seattle/King County Clinic is scheduled for October 27-30, 2016 and has a goal of providing $3.5 million in services to 4,000 patients.

Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic in KeyArena at Seattle Center.

The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region.

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BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

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By Nadia Kounang and Tony Marco, CNN

The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country.

Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince.

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ALSO:

This new drug is 10000 times stronger than morphine (and might be resistant to Narcan)

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Carfentanil
Carfentanil or carfentanyl is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl. It is one of the most potent opioids known and the most potent used commercially. Wikipedia

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

By: Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the Communities of Opportunity Initiative

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

a partnership of Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the Communities of Opportunity Initiative

No Registration Necessary! All Individuals & Families Welcome!

Attend this great event for:

FREE Backpacks*
Door Prizes
Raffle Drawings
Job Opportunities
Employment Services & Job Training
Education Resources
Financial Services
Home Ownership Resources
Healthcare Resources

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

40 Participating Employers**, including:
ABM
Aegis Living
Airport Jobs
Anderson Construction
Burger King
CBRE
FedEx Express
First Student
Goodbye Graffiti
Ivar’s Restaurants
city of Kent
King County Sherriff’s Office
King County Transit
Korean Women’s Association
Manpower
New York Life
Puget Sound Energy
QFC
R&T Hood and Duct Services
ResCare HomeCare
Ross Stores
Safeway
Seattle Police Department
Sound Generations
Sysco Seattle
Terra Staffing Group
Town and Country Markets
UPS
UW Neighborhood Clinics
Uwajimaya
Visiting Angels
Washington Care Services
Washington State Patrol
Wells Fargo
World Vision

More to Come!

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

50 Participating Resource Providers, including:
Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW)
Coordinated Care
First Financial Northwest Bank
Guided Pathways – Support for Youth & Families
Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County
HDSP/Poverty Action
Hopelink
King County 211/Crisis Clinic
Literacy In the Community (LitCom)
Neighborhood House
Northwest Consummer Law Center
Rebuilding Together Seattle
Seattle Central College
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
Seattle Fire Department
Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI)
Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Seattle Goodwill Job Training
Seattle-King County Public Health
Solid Ground – Family Assistance Program
Solid Ground-Tenant Services
Sound Generations (Formerly Senior Services)
South Seattle College
Susan G. Komen Puget Sound
Ventures (formally Washington CASH)
Washington Access Fund
WA State Department of Licensing (DOL)
WA State Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS)/Division of Child Support
Year Up-Puget Sound
YWCA Economic Empowerment

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

MANY MORE TO COME!

*Child(ren) must be present to receive a backpack. While supplies last!

**Employers interested in participating at this event
contact: Sharon Afforde, safforde@esd.wa.gov

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

WHEN
Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT) –

WHERE
Rainier Community Center – 4600 38th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 –

More Information: SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

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Saturday July 23 – National Police Activities League presents a Free Jr. NBA Camp Seattle

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National Police Activities League presents a Free Jr. NBA Camp Seattle – 10-16 Years old

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ATTENTION: Boys & Girls Basketball Players
Ages 10-16

Join Former NBA Greats for a FREE Youth Basketball & Mentoring Clinic
WHO: NBA/Jr. NBA, National PAL, Leadership Foundation
WHAT: Full Court Press: Prep for Success Basketball/Life Skills Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE: The Rainier Community Center• 4600 38th Avenue S. Seattle, WA 98118

Call or email Cindy Sandino-Chang 206-551-7316 to reserve your spot. cindy.sandino-chang@seattle.gov

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Seattle Fire Department Medic II Program: CPR and choking techniques

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Medic Two Program

The Seattle Fire Department’s Medic II Program provides training classes in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and choking techniques.

The training program is recognized as an international role model, which attracts people from around the world, who come to Seattle to learn more about how to implement their own CPR training programs.

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Since Medic II was initiated in 1971, over 858,000 Seattle/King County residents have been trained and retrained in the lifesaving technique of CPR. Studies have shown that prompt bystander CPR more than doubles a patient’s chances of becoming a long-term survivor.

Classes are conducted by firefighters and community partners who teach on their own time and are compensated out of a donated budget. They train 10-12,000 Seattle/King County residents annually.

Medic II – CPR offers five kinds of classes:

Adult CPR class
Adult Renewal
Pediatric (Infant/Child) CPR class
AED/CPR class for groups that have purchased an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
ESL/CPR class, which has a specially developed curriculum to meet the needs of ESL (English as a Second Language) students and the limited and non-English speaking populations.
The program was funded, in part, by United Way through the end of 2006. It is a donation-based organization which relies upon public support for its survival. Every dollar that is received goes directly into the training classes and not into staffing, overhead, office supplies, furniture or office equipment. However, over the years, our funding has been substantially reduced while our expenses have significantly increased.

This is where you can help us to keep moving forward with our vital mission. You may donate to the program in one of the following ways:

Medic Two Program

While taking one of the above classes.
Using the Fire Department’s secure, Online Donation Form (scroll down the form to the “Medic 2” section).
Mailing your tax deductible contribution. Please make your check out to Medic II – CPR and mail to:
Medic II – CPR
Seattle Fire Department
301 2nd Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104-2680

For CPR class information, please contact the
Medic II – CPR Office at (206) 684-7274