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No matter what their circumstances, every person deserves to feel safe, supported, and heard. At DVSAS, we support individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and lead the community toward ending those abuses of power.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS) offers a variety of services to those who are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Through advocacy counseling, support groups, legal assistance, and community trainings, DVSAS provides support, education, and healing to thousands of people each year.
Our services include:
The 24-hour helpline may be the easiest way to access services. You will immediately be put in contact with a trained advocate who is available to listen, answer questions, and give referrals.
Drop-In Advocacy Counseling
We have advocacy counselors available on a scheduled or drop-in basis, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Upon arrival you will meet with an advocate who can assist you with your needs.
Confidential support groups for male and female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Groups are held at a variety of locations including at DVSAS, the Department of Social Health Services, and many Whatcom County schools.
Immediate support with Protection Orders, police reports and court proceedings.
Personal support through medical exams following an incident of rape, sexual assault, or domestic violence.
Training, workshops and presentations for schools, businesses and organizations.