Volunteer Profile- Ann & Esther

Meet two of our most hilarious and dedicated volunteers, Ann and Esther. They have been volunteering at DVSAS for a combined 15 years! Every Monday they go to the Whatcom County jail and facilitate a women’s support group and hold one-on-one sessions with survivors. The two are some of the most inspiring people you could ever know! What inspires you …

Baker Place Work Party Success!

This past Saturday was a beautiful day for some demolition! About 20 volunteers spent their Saturday morning tearing up carpet, moving out furniture, and gardening. Because of everyone’s hard work Baker Place is even closer to being a safe place for women fleeing violence. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who came out, and to Starbucks, Rocket Donuts, and Rudy’s Pizza for …

Volunteer Profile- June

June has been a DVSAS volunteer since October of 2011. In her nearly five years with DVSAS, June has worked to help many survivors feel safe and confident in their future. June has worked many shifts on the Helpline and has made a difference in countless lives. Because of dedicated volunteers like June, we are able to provide survivors with …

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2016

April. A time when flowers begin to bloom, people gather with friends to BBQ, and communities and individuals take time to think about the prevention of sexual assault. Sexual assault has some chilling numbers- 1 out of every 6 American women and 1 out of every 33 American men are victims of completed or attempted rape. But it’s so important to …

Ask an Advocate

Ask an Advocate

Dear Advocate, My daughter is in need of help. She has two children and been living with an emotionally and abusive husband and we need to know where to start getting her help. Thank you. A Concerned Mother Dear Concerned, We are so glad that you reached out for support in your daughter’s situation. We know how difficult it is …

DVSAS named Non-Profit of the Year by Bellingham / Whatcom Chamber of Commerce

DVSAS was recently honored as the Non-Profit of the Year by the Bellingham / Whatcom Chamber of Commerce. “We’re so honored,” said Karen Burke, Executive Director of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. “But this award really is in recognition of the community that makes our work possible–by volunteering, donating and speaking out to support victims and survivors of violence …

Renewed Hope Campaign Continues

Second Phase of the Campaign Begins Summer 2015 Built in 1909, the historic Douglas Building has housed some of Bellingham’s most famous institutions, including the post office and Bellingham Business College. In 1989, DVSAS purchased the building; since then, thousands of people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault have come to 1407 Commercial Street seeking support and safety. The …