This grant will substantially expand DOVE’s ongoing efforts to offer wellness programming, through the addition of new community offerings focused on healing, education, life skills, and beyond.
The Vashon DOVE Project, the island’s domestic violence and sexual assault agency, is expanding its Holistic Wellness programming in 2023, thanks to grant funding of $20,000 from the Seattle Foundation.
This grant will bolster the agency’s wellness programming with additional offerings focused on healing, education, life skills, and beyond.
DOVE began its Holistic Wellness program in 2017, relying on support and partnership from many island healing practitioners who donated their time to provide trauma-informed yoga, non-violent communication and similar programming, free for community members.
“The Holistic Wellness Program at DOVE began as a dream to provide opportunities for the community to heal above and beyond talk therapy alone,” said DOVE advocate and Holistic Wellness coordinator Nyn Grey.
DOVE staff are now excited to add more programs focused on financial planning, job coaching, and workshops for parents and guardians, Grey said.
DOVE began as a volunteer effort in 2012. It now offers community and legal advocacy for survivors of interpersonal harm, community wellness offerings, and prevention education programming for youth in pre-K through high school. In 2022, Vashon’s in-school Sisterhood program was added to DOVE’s prevention department.
To learn more about the Vashon DOVE Project, visit vashondoveproject.org.