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Abundance of Hope Center in the Archive

Abundance of Hope Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services and resources to teach life skills to youth whose lives have been affected by oppression, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, homelessness and abuse. Their founder and executive staff is made up of a family of African American women who have personally faced and overcome many of the same barriers. AHC is committed to inclusion and equity in practices, policy and programming.

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County in the Archive

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is a private, non-profit organization  providing the only emergency shelter and comprehensive, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse without regard to age, gender, race, religion, culture, national origin, sexual orientation or income level in the area. DVS provides individual and community awareness programs which can affect the social change necessary to eliminate domestic violence throughout Snohomish County, Washington.

Pan Eros Foundation in the Archive

Pan Eros Foundation, formerly known as The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, promotes personal and cultural acceptance of consensual sexuality through education and the arts. The PEF supports people in finding the type and amount of sexual pleasure that is right for them, respecting the spectrum from asexual to omnisexual. They aim to create a better world by promoting respectful interaction through consent education through their workshops and monthly events.

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence in the Archive

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence works collaboratively with other organizations to reduce gun violence and remedy the complex societal factors that contribute to a culture of gun violence. GAGV supports efforts to: close gun sale loopholes and require universal background checks on gun sales; ban the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines and military style assault weapons; safe storage of guns; efforts to improve access to and delivery of mental health services; and increased research into the causes of violence and into effective prevention.

Life Wire in the Archive

Since 1982 Life Wire has been on a mission to end domestic violence and create a world where every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. The organization has partnered with more than 148,000 domestic violence survivors on their journeys towards safety, stability and healing. By offering one-on-one advocacy and support Life Wire works each day to ensure the safety and enduring independence of every survivor that walks through its doors. Life Wire also recognizes that domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness among women and children in the United States. That’s why it developed a wide range of services to help keep survivors and their families off the streets and in safe and stable housing. Additionally, Life Wire works with youth and young adults to develop foundations early in life, preventing future violence.

Mary’s Place in the Archive

This organization provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Since 1999, Mary’s Place has helped hundreds of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations. Across seven emergency shelters in King County, they help keep struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go, providing resources, housing and employment services, community, and hope. Their Women’s Day Center provides meals, showers, laundry, access to resources, and safety.

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington in the Archive

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington state, and they believe that every woman should be able to make personal decisions about their reproductive health options. NARAL works to protect every woman’s right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

New Beginnings in the Archive

Founded in 1976, New Beginnings’ mission is to empower survivors and mobilize community awareness and action to end domestic violence. It is the only full service agency in Seattle whose primary mission is to serve domestic violence survivors. With over 40 years of established history, New Beginnings has become a leading force in the movement to end domestic violence and has grown to include a full range of services for survivors. On average New Beginnings serves over 10,000 women, children, and men each year. New Beginnings is a member of the National and Washington State Coalitions Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence. New Beginnings is also a member of the Seattle/King County Coalition for the Homeless, Seattle Human Services Coalition and is a United Way member agency.

Northwest Network in the Archive

Founded in 1987 by lesbian survivors of battering, the NW Network works to end abuse in our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. This organization focuses on the empowerment of all survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. Their work is dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.

Sexaul Assault & Violence Education at UWB in the Archive

 S.A.V.E (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) was a student-led organization comprised of survivors and allies at UW Bothell. S.A.V.E’s mission was centered on providing education, advocacy, and support. S.A.V.E. is no longer active on the University of Washington Bothell campus.

WHEEL (Women’s Housing Equality and Enhancement League) in the Archive

The Women’s Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL) is a non-profit and non-hierarchical group of homeless and formerly homeless women working on ending homelessness for women. WHEEL is all about empowerment and action, and works to get women out of the places where they have been hiding, recognize them as an individual, to give voice and leadership to homeless women, to organize campaigns around increased services and safety for women, and to develop and support self-managed shelters.

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