September 24, 2019

End The Violence 2019

Spokane Unites To Stop Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an epidemic in Spokane County. In fact, according to the Spokane Regional Health District, we have the highest reported rates of domestic violence in Washington: more than 3,900 confirmed victims each year (though the number of unreported victims may be as high as 13,500), representing 25% of all criminal cases. View more stats here.

This Isn’t Who We Are. This Isn’t Acceptable.

In response to these staggering numbers, the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition is launching a community-wide campaign called End The Violence, aimed at educating the Spokane community about the prevalence of domestic violence, urging everyone to activate.

This unique effort is bringing together organizations, agencies, businesses, and activists who form the coalition, including:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Bridges to Safety
  • City of Cheney
  • City of Spokane
  • City of Spokane Valley
  • Fairchild Air Force Base
  • Lutheran Community Services
  • Make a Statement
  • MultiCare
  • NW Justice Project
  • Partners with Families and Children
  • Providence Health Care
  • Safe Passage
  • Spokane City Police Department
  • Spokane County Department of Health
  • Spokane County Justice Department
  • Spokane County Sheriff
  • Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
  • Washington State Governor’s Office
  • YWCA Spokane
  • And YOU! — We can’t do this without you!

The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition has been around in various forms since the early 1990s. Its primary purpose is the elimination of domestic violence through collaboration and partnership with community agencies/entities made up from various sectors including law enforcement, government officials, victim advocacy groups, treatment providers, school representatives, and family and child-serving organizations, amongst others. The Coalition is focused on preventing domestic violence; educating the general public and creating awareness about domestic violence, and continued community collaboration and coordination in eliminating domestic violence.

The End The Violence Documentary – Airing On Stations Across Spokane

As a part of the End The Violence campaign, the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition, in partnership with Hamilton Studio, has produced a powerful documentary shedding light on the devastating ways in which domestic violence impacts our community.

It follows the story of Nicole, a victim of domestic violence who has bravely chosen to share her story in this eye-opening documentary. The goal is to bring the entire community together for the premiere of this documentary, which will simultaneously air on local television stations on September 30th, 2019 at 7pm. Learn more…

Join your Spokane community by tuning in to watch the End The Violence documentary on Monday, Sept 30, on local TV stations!

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What Can I Do to Help End The Violence?

A community-wide problem requires a community-wide effort.

  • If this is happening to you?Call 509-326-2255 (Spokane Domestic Violence Hotline) or 208-664-9303 (Safe Passages Hotline) in North Idaho to report. You can also call or text the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day at 1-800-799-7233, or chat online at The Hotline.
  • If you see a couple arguing, fighting, or observe any other behaviors that could potentially be signs of domestic violence? If they may be in immediate danger, call 911. Even if the situation appears to be a non-issue, there could be more happening than what you’re observing.
  • If you think you know someone who this is happening to? If you think this is happening to someone you know, consider offering them support and provide them with the appropriate hotline number to learn more about free, welcoming, confidential services: 509-326-2255 (Spokane Domestic Violence Hotline) and 208-664-9303 (Safe Passages) in North Idaho. You can also call or text the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day at 1-800-799-7233, or chat online at The Hotline.

For more information on how you can help end the violence, visit their website.

By: Drew Swanson

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