If you need urgent help: Call 911.
Committed to ending domestic
violence in Whatcom County.
The Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence (BWCCADV – DV Commission) was created in 1998 by a joint resolution between the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County to provide leadership in the community’s efforts to reduce and prevent domestic violence.
engaging the community
to prevent domestic violence through increasing public consciousness of its impact, local resources, and effective interventions.
promoting best practices
in the community response, with a focus on high risk and high lethality domestic violence.
in the community to address domestic violence as it impacts children and youth.
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It is morally impossible to remain neutral in this conflict. The bystander is forced to take sides.
It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. They appeal to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering. – Judith Lewis Herman
More ideas and activities that can help prevent domestic violence are available here.
Promote healthy relationships!
Make a date with someone you love of any age to talk to them about healthy relationships; use WSCADV’s resource cards – How’s Your Relationship? Chat about love with those you love.
If you or someone you know is experiencing
domestic violence, please call
Domestic Violence and
Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS)
24 hour help line
877.715.1563 | 360.715.1563
24 hour help line
Local leadership, local innovation
The goal of every project at the DV Commission is to provide leadership in our community’s efforts to end domestic violence. Our projects will always support:
* community safe from physical, emotional, and sexual violence
* victim safety and offender accountability
* holistic community based solutions
* cultural competency and relevancy
The DV Commission provides a wide variety of documents and assets that provide insight into local DV issues and solutions.
A complete listing of these resources are available here.
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The DV Commission partners with local agencies, government institutions, and individuals to achieve best practices in the community response to and prevention of domestic violence. We provide community-wide education campaigns, project implementation, resources, and professional training.