How to Get Help

  • In an emergency, call 911 for the police, get yourself and your children to a safe place, seek medical attention and call DVS for assistance.
  • Be sure to take the problem seriously, it can happen again.
  • Create a safety plan for you and your children.  For information or assistance call 425-252-2873 (425-25 ABUSE).  Collect calls are accepted and ALL calls are free and confidential
  • The Domestic Violence Prevention Act allows victims to get legal protection without an attorney. Contact DVS or the court nearest you for assistance.
  • Consider filing a police report. If no arrest is made, you may consider filing charges in a citizen's complaint.
  • Save evidence such as photographs of bruises and other injuries, ripped clothing, etc.

What can you do if someone you know is a victim of domestic violence?

Listen to them, andlet them know there are options available to them. Urge them to call the 24-hour Crisis Hotline number where they will receive victim advocacy .