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Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County

Bellingham, WA | http://www.dvsas.org
Joined in May 2004

About Us

ViSION

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services envisions a safe, equitable community, free from the oppressions that lead to gender-based violence, where all individuals feel valued and respected.


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is to support individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation, and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power.

 

STRATEGY

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is a countywide, non-profit organization that serves individuals of all ages affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual exploitation. The agency provides client-centered, accessible services, which promote empowerment, choice and safety. The organization is committed to the provision of a full spectrum of victim services in the community, including crisis intervention, shelter, medical and legal advocacy, support services and prevention, education and offender treatment. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services takes a leadership role in providing collaborative ways to engage the community in becoming active participants in ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

STATEMENT OF VALUES AND PRINCIPLES

  • We believe all people have the right to be in a safe, non-violent community- free from physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
  • We believe certain cultural and societal beliefs lay the foundation for sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • We believe sexual assault and domestic violence result from the abuse of power and control.
  • We believe community based solutions are essential to ending violence.
  • We believe volunteerism empowers the community to help and care for itself.
  • We believe diversity promotes understanding, sensitivity and respect.
  • We believe it is individuals who choose to abuse and are always responsible for their behavior.
  • We believe personal empowerment is essential to an individual’s growth and healing.

ViSION

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services envisions a safe, equitable community, free from the oppressions that lead to gender-based violence, where all individuals feel valued and respected.


MISSION STATEMENT

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Issue Areas Include

  • Victim Support

Location

  • 1407 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

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