Support survivors and speak out against domestic violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and an important time to share information and resources to support survivors. Prior to COVID-19, domestic and intimate partner violence were ongoing epidemics impacting people of all races, ages, genders, and orientations, but this health crisis has continued to intensify during times of stay-at-home orders, school and work transition, increased stress, and isolation as a result of the pandemic.
This is a critical time to learn about domestic violence and connect to supportive resources.
- To get help or support someone in need, review the Domestic Violence Resource Flyer to be connected to resources including safe shelter, advocacy, emotional support, and legal assistance.
- Emergency petitions through King County District Court can be now filed for Anti-Harassment or Stalking Orders remotely.
- King County employees dealing with a domestic violence situation and in need of support, can also call the King County Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 206-263-8733 or email HRDEAP@kingcounty.gov. Additional employee resources through EAP for emergency housing and community safety can be viewed here.
King County provides support and resources for survivors of domestic violence and their families, and has also partnered with nonprofits that provide domestic violence assistance. Employees can participate in the Employee Giving Program by donating to an organization here.
Together, King County and its employees can create safe communities where all people thrive and have access to the resources they need.