Since 1980, Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) supports, empowers, and shelters domestic violence survivors and their children. In order to stop the cycle of generational abuse, DAWN also offers healthy relationship programming for middle school, high school, and college students. In 2019 our life-saving, hope-giving programs provided 28,642 total services to 1,219 survivors in need. The global pandemic has changed life as we know it, and sadly domestic violence (DV) cases have been on the rise in King County. According to the Seattle PD, they’ve seen a 21% increase in reported DV cases, while the Bellevue PD are reporting a 28% increase in severe DV assaults since the start of the pandemic. Abuse thrives in isolation and DAWN has experienced a 22% increase in demand for their legal advocacy services and have seen an increase in the intensity of calls for help coming to their crisis line. However, despite the pandemic, DAWN is still able to provide help and hope for DV survivors and their families. During the first half of 2020, we have provided 9,285 life-saving, hope-giving services to 226 survivors. It is our vision that everyone lives in a peaceful community that is free from violence. Your support can make such a difference! Please rise for domestic peace with DAWN!