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Invisible No More.

Together, let’s stop domestic violence and sexual assault. Now.

Join us in helping our community see, understand, and end domestic violence and sexual assault.

By supporting DVSAS with your time, talent or resources, you can change lives and build a safer, healthier and more just community.


Volunteers are the backbone of our agency—the critical resource that make it possible for victims to be heard and helped no matter the time of day. Volunteer positions range from working directly with clients, to board governance to administrative support. Click Here for current Volunteer Opportunities.
Free wraparound support and advocacy offered by DVSAS is only possible with the generous support of community members like you. You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation to make a tax-deductible contribution.
DVSAS provides refuge and advocacy to over 3,000 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault every year.
Each night, frightened children are tucked safely into one of the 21-beds of our Safe Shelter. Each day, advocates in the Support Center empower survivors to access the resources they need to take back control of their lives. Support groups allow survivors to lean on each other during their journey towards emotional healing.

Due to our limited size and space, we are unfortunately only equipped to accept items off this list. We are unable to accept clothing donations at this time.

Emergency Needs for Families

  • Single serve, non-perishable snacks for children and adults
  • Granola bars
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Trail mix packs
  • Juice boxes
  • Diapers in all sizes (especially 3 & 4)
  • Baby wipes
  • Infant formula
  • Gift cards to help clients meet emergency needs:
  • Grocery stores
  • Retails stores like Target & Fred Meyer
  • Thrift stores
  • Pre-paid gas cards
  • Toiletries
    • Shampoo/conditioner
    • Deodorant
    • Soap
    • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • Razors
    • Lotion
    • Tampons & Maxi Pads

Shelter Welcome Supplies:

  • New stuffed animals
  • Children’s toys and art supplies
  • Single bed linens
  • Single sheet sets
  • Twin mattress pads
  • Single-sized blankets/comforters
  • New pillows
  • Bath towels
  • Soft throws or blankets
  • Non-skid socks for children and adults
  • Non-breakable dish sets
  • Children’s cups, plates, and flatware
  • Pots, pans, and baking sets
  • Board games, puzzles, magazines, DVD’s
  • Groceries for the safe shelter
    • Grocery gift cards
    • Fresh fruits and vegetables
    • Dry and canned goods
    • Meats and cheese

Amazon Smile

What if you could make a difference with your online shopping? AmazonSmile helps you do just that.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to DVSAS.

Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? Here’s How You Can Help:

  • Head on over to and choose “Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County” as your charitable organization of choice.
  • Using a new or existing Amazon account, your entire shopping experience will remain the same.
  • Make a difference each time you shop. 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to DVSAS, and will help make Whatcom County safe for individuals and families..

    As one of the most widely used websites in the world, we are ecstatic to see Amazon putting their most charitable foot forward. Be a part of the movement: get your shop on and spread the word! The more money spent at AmazonSmile with DVSAS in mind, the more people will have lives free from violence. On behalf of all those that may benefit from your gift, thank you!