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LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. Our programs and services are diverse and range from shelters to counseling. Our goal is to support the path of all survivors as they work to be self-sufficient and free from violence. Explore our site, learn about domestic violence and LifeWire, and join us in our efforts to promote strong, healthy relationships. We hope the information you find within our site is helpful and welcome your feedback.

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If you are in immediate danger CALL 9-1-1.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help or would like to speak with someone about domestic violence, confidential help is available 24 hours a day by calling our help line at 425-746-1940, V/TTY available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

From domestic violence to self-sufficiency

As a voice against domestic violence and an advocate for victims for 31-years, LifeWire’s programs and services have provided more than 120,000 victims of abuse with a path from domestic violence and homelessness to self-sufficiency. LifeWire is the largest comprehensive domestic violence service provider in the State of Washington; driving prevention through community-based initiatives and leading progress through innovative approaches and partnerships. Our 24-Hour Help Line is often the gateway to our services where the healing process begins. Our shelters provide safety and community for clients and their children. Our professional counselors and advocates help survivors by providing support, guidance and encouragement to prevent and end domestic violence.

Your support is critical to our success

Support from our volunteers, donors, and partners is vital as we implement and expand our programs and services to those individuals needing our help. Please join us as we work to end domestic violence in our community and beyond. There are many ways you can help. You can make a secure online donation now or learn how you can support the work of LifeWire.

Latest News

New Day Northwest featured a show about bringing awareness to domestic violence. LifeWire's very own Ward Urion and Sarah Steininger were guests on the show.

Ward Urion, LifeWire Social Change Manager talks about the affects of domestic abuse on kids. Studies have shown that 3 - 4 million children are at risk of exposure to domestic violence every year.

Sarah Steininger, LifeWire Deputy Director discusses the signs of abuse and how to get help. New studies show 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

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Get an early start on some holiday shopping while supporting LifeWire!

Look's will be hosting a shopping party with refreshments, discounts and a raffle! Look's is located at 1520 NW Gilman Blvd in the Meadows Shopping Center in Issaquah.

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Employee Giving Program

2014 King County Employee
Giving Program

Last year King County employees pledged $1.56 million dollars to 700 nonprofit organizations! Employees can designate LifeWire to receive donations through payroll deduction and direct checks during the King County Annual Giving Drive in the fall.

LifeWire's Giving Code: 9282

R E Welch Gallery

Currently showing is a collection formally owned by a Seattle philanthropist. This collection "Art For Charity," includes work created by Picasso, Erte, Chagall and Cheret. These pieces have been generously donated by a couple who have requested that the proceeds of these items benefit LifeWire. You can view the collection here.

If you would like more details please call Richard at 206.264.8141 or email Richard Smith

Welch Gallery is now on Facebook, please visit their Facebook page at

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