Capital Campaign Information
Need is outpacing capacity
Domestic violence is more than a moment of physical abuse. It is excessive control which leads to illness, hoplessness, homelessness,loss of work and lives in crisis.
For more than three decades, DVS has provided comprehensive services to help domestic violence victims and their families rebuild their lives and find safety.
Each year, an increasing number of women, men and children from every corner of Snohomish County seek DVS as a refuge from ongoing physical and mental abuse, and as an ongoing support system for putting their lives back together.
Although more than 200 adults and chilren annually find refuge in our Emergency Shelter and hundreds more are served through our Legal Advocacy Program, community support groups and Crisis Hotline, a staggering 1,350 victims were turned away during 2010. (DVS does everything possible to ensure a victim in immediate crisis has safety and shelter.)
Our plans to meet community needs
Plans are underway for a capital campaign to develop a larger emergency shelter, new and expanded community programs and administrative space.
While plans are still being developed, we anticipate that over the next two years we will need to raise $4.1 to $7.1 million to expand our shelter to serve up to 60 adults and children daily, double our community program capacity, and own our service center, ensuring that operating funds go directly toward crisis services.
From fortress to sanctuary
The Oswald Army Reserve Center in north Everett has been surplused by the Department of Defense. DVS has been selected as the recipient of this 3.1 acre site. We will begin the remodel of the three existing buildings on the site to house the agency Service Center, a 60-bed confidential shelter, and children’s center. Twenty units of transitional housing is planned for phase II.
The market value of the Oswald site with its acreage and existing buildings is approximately $4 million. The property will be deeded to DVS at no charge.
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DVS 24-hour Crisis Hotline (425) 25-ABUSE (425) 252-2873
WA State Hotline (800) 562-6025
National Hotline (800) 799-SAFE (800) 799-7233