Started by two volunteers who were seeking services for a friend who was experiencing domestic violence, DAWN has grown over the past 32 years to provide a continuum of community- and shelter-based services to an estimated 388,000 survivors of domestic violence and their children.
In 2013, DAWN served a total of 14,873 clients and the demand for programs and services continues to grow.
What Guides Our Work
The voices of survivors, their struggles and experiences, guide our work and give meaning to our mission: to lead and support efforts in south King County communities to end domestic violence by providing the critical services and education for survivors to make informed choices about their future and engaging communities to raise awareness and take action.
Our Hope For The Future
Long-term, we work towards safe, just, and equitable communities for everyone. If we don’t help create this social change, no organization will ever be able to keep up with the demands of housing and support for domestic violence victims. We would like to put ourselves out of business. Until that day, we will continue to provide safety, shelter, education, and prevention.
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