Provide compassionate advocacy to survivors of domestic violence living on Vashon Island through support and direct services. Build a community in which abuse is eliminated and personal empowerment is promoted through prevention, education and training.
Advocacy & Emergency Help
When the call comes for help, we are here. We operate a 24-hour emergency hotline for crisis situations. DoVE serves as the “survivor’s advocate” in crisis situations and through everyday stresses.
After a crisis, DoVE wants to provide pro bono legal options for those seeking protection. We offer assistance in obtaining orders of protection from King County, and have trained advocates to assist you.
Survivor Support Group
DoVE offers a weekly support group for survivors on the Island. The nature of island living is isolating and that is compounded for those in a domestic violence situation. Come and be a part of a group that understands.
The best defense against domestic violence is prevention. DoVE is working with schools, faith-based communities, law enforcement and medical professionals. Let us know if you would like us to give a presentation to your group.
The DoVE Project, an anti-domestic violence program, was formed in April of 2011 to address the needs of domestic violence survivors on Vashon Island. Statistics from King County have shown that when domestic violence services are available on-island, an average of 60 survivors per year are served. In 2006, 2009, and 2010, with no services available, less than 15 survivors received services from any King County providers. The travel time and ferry ticket cost make getting to services too difficult.
Make a Donation
Your donation assures every person who asks for help will be assisted.