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. All services are free and confidential. Our services include:
The 24-hour, confidential hotline 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.
We are open to walk-in clients 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.
Emergency support, safety planning, shelter and housing referrals.
Personal, ongoing support through the healing process. If you are a student, we can meet you before, after, or during school, as arranged by a school administrator.
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.
Social Service Advoacy
Help navigate social service agencies, such as Child Protective Services, DSHS, and the Bellingham Housing Authority.
Training, workshops and presentations for schools, businesses and organizations.