Our community stands together to eliminate all forms of abuse.
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to gain control over the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating. Violence can be criminal and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking. Although emotional, psychological, spiritual and financial abuse are not considered criminal behaviors, they are forms of abuse and can lead to criminal violence.
Violence takes many forms; and it can happen all the time or once in a while. An important step to help yourself or someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs.
Examples of Abuse include:
Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status. Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women.
American Indian Women report nearly one in 3 have been raped, 1 in 5 state they have been stalked. Nearly half reported they have been physically assaulted in their lifetime.
Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected. Most children in these homes know about the violence and are afraid to tell. Even if a child is not physically harmed, they may have emotional and behavior problems. Children are the silent victims.
In-person crisis intervention, emotional support and guidance contacts provided by the program’s staff or volunteer advocates. This type of emergency response may occur at the crisis scene or immediately after the crisis. Meeting the survivor at the hospital is also included.
Legacy of Healing Advocacy Center provides criminal and civil legal services such as protection orders, court advocacy and Victim Advocate Attorney available to help with divorce or custody matters.
Transitional Housing Services:
The Transitional Housing Services include advocacy and direct assistance to homeless victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking and their children to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Transitional Housing Services are specifically designed for women who are out of their abusive relationship.
Survivor Support Plan:
Support plans guide service delivery. Support plans serve various purposes depending upon individual needs. A support plan is informed by the survivor and must contain narrative information supporting the selection of goal(s) and objective(s). They should be strengths based and empower the survivor.
For child victim resources, please visit the Children's Advocacy Center page.
7720 Waterworks Road
Tulalip, WA 98271