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Remote Resource Support
Remote Resource Support
We’re here for you. Talk, text _ a social distance away
(206)462-0911 & (206)940-6430
Although we are not in our office right now, we are still fully functioning and continuing to provide supportive services.
In support of each other’s well being & in solidarity with Public Health’s recommendations for social distancing, The Vashon DOVE Project staff will be working remotely to be able to serve and support you, via text or talk. (inline message or text/talk our phone)
We will update changes as they occur, and continue to support resiliency in our community, and respect for each other’s boundaries and well wishes.
Thankyou for helping us protect our community and each other.
We continue to be available by phone, facetime and online chat for survivors, family and friends. As always our services are free & confidential.
If we are unable to answer your call please leave a voicemail with information as to the safest and most convenient way to contact you.
[we realize that sometimes you don’t want us to call you back in-case someone is monitoring your phone, in which case tell us the information that we need so that we can gather it and let us know when you will call back so we can schedule a general time to try _or if you have an email that is secure ]
An advocate will get back to you as quickly as possible.
We acknowledge that the ability for open-communications may be hardships for some right now. We want to encourage you to reach out to your friends and reach out to us if you feel safe doing so. We can type, text, virtual chat if you’re not in a place to be able to talk at the moment, that’s okay,
Do what you need to take care of yourselves, even if that means password protections on your devices so your “kids” don’t accidentally send something.
When survivors of power and control relationship dynamics are pressed to stay in the home or in close proximity to the person causing them harm, it can create circumstances where safety can be compromised, and people may need to develop new strategies and coping skills to alter their behaviors for safer planning in those relationships.
All community group events sponsored by DOVE have been postponed and are being transferred to online and teleconference options at this time.
Please know that our thoughts are with you and with our community, and we encourage you to reach out. We are working on many alternatives ways to be of service and welcome your input.
Let us know ways we can support you, or ways in which you can support us to support the community.
People’s basic needs are shifting right now, and we can help you with navigating systems support as well as interpersonal relationship support.
- The Vashon Island School District has Daily coordinated food deliveries for youth ages 3yrs-18yrs as well as other resources for families
- If you are having financial troubles with bills there are resources available:
If you are un-employed during this time and need access to unemployment, they expediting requests for financial support to you:
Community Support teams
- Vashon’s BePrepared neighbors helping neighbors emergency response network http://vashonbeprepared.org/
Local COVID-19 Helplines
- If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to COVID-19, or if you’re a healthcare provider with COVID-19 questions, contact our call center between 8 AM to 7 PM PST at 206-477-3977
- For general questions about COVID-19 in Washington State, please call the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127
BUILDING COMMUNITY. ENDING ABUSE.
Who We Are
The DOVE Project provides compassionate advocacy to survivors of domestic violence living on Vashon Island, both through support and direct services. Our goal is to build a community where abuse is eliminated and personal empowerment is promoted through prevention, education, and training.
where victims become
Survivors of intimate partner violence are overwhelmingly female. Abuse can impact your job, housing, food security, and health. You are not alone. All cultural, religious, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds are affected by domestic violence.
If you are a man and are being abused, you are not alone. We know how difficult it can be to find support as a man experiencing violence and abuse in an intimate relationship as some people don’t understand how a man can be abused.
1 in 3 teens in a dating relationship have been verbally, emotionally, sexually, or physically abused. Everyone, regardless of age, deserves to be in a healthy relationship.
All too often LGBTQ folks are invisible victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Support and advocacy is provided to LGBTQ folks of all genders who are surviving abuse.