Domestic Violence Classes for Children
Family Law CASA does not endorse or support any of the organizations named below, the information is simply provided to assist those seeking resources. Some agencies may have been omitted unintentionally and the list does not include those in private practice.
Please click here for the King County Coordinated Response Guide to Domestic Violence.
Center for Human Services (CHS)
17018 15th Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
CHS screening line: 206-631-8820 (to access services)
Phone: (206) 362-7282 (administrative line)
Fax: (206) 362-7152
Hours: Afterschool and in summer.
Cost: Accepts certain Medical Coupons (including GAU), some insurance, and have a sliding scale for low income individuals.
Other CHS Family Support Centers:
Bothell Substance Abuse Program
18414 103rd Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (206) 362-7282
Northshore STARS – Youth Treatment Program (Students Taking Addiction Recovery Seriously)
22105 23rd Drive SE
Bothell, WA 98021
Phone: (206) 362-7282
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am to 5:30pm
Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)
P.O. Box 88007
Tukwila, WA 98138
Phone: (425) 656-4305
Advocacy & Crisis Line: (425) 656-7867
Kids Club: (425) 656-4305, #7
Toll free: (877) 465-7234
Emergency housing: (206) 622-1881
Fax: (425) 656-4309
Additional Information: The shelter-based program offers domestic violence education, recreational activities, play times, tutors for school-age children, and access to daycare and schools. The Shelter children’s advocate provides moms and their children a supportive atmosphere, and access to information and resources to meet children’s needs. DAWN also offers Kid’s Club, which is open to all children in our community ages 6 -10 and is free of charge. Kid’s Club is series of group sessions that offer support and information to help kids deal with their exposure to domestic violence. Based on a national model, Kid’s Club can increase a child’s feeling of safety, decrease stress, anxiety and depression, and improve school readiness. Custodial parents join a number of the group sessions, but also meet in their own group to learn more about how to help their children cope with their experiences. A licensed mental health practitioner, who is very knowledgeable in domestic violence, facilitates the program.
Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP)
P.O. Box 6398
Bellevue, WA 98008
24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-827-8840
Help Line: (425) 746-1940
Business phone: (425) 562-8840
Fax: (425) 649-0752
Additional Information: For children who accompany their mothers to Support Groups. In a supportive, safe environment, children ages 0-11 who have witnessed and/or been victims of abuse develop skills to help them better cope with their experiences and just be kids again. Through exercises and structured play – and just ordinary play – children learn appropriate ways to express anger, deal with their fears and stay safe. Children who grow up in abusive families are far more likely to become abusers or become victims as adults. In Children's Groups, we work to break that cycle. Support groups are also offered in Spanish.
HCSATS: Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
401 Broadway, Suite 2075
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 744-1600
Fax: (206) 744-1614
TTY: (206) 744-1616
Cost: Accepts children’s medical coupons if child is not in counseling elsewhere, and accepts private insurance; call for exact fees if not using medical coupons or insurance.
Hours: By appointment only, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, with some evening appointments
Additional Information: HCSATS offers family/individual counseling for abuse victims; medical exams for victims of child abuse or sexual assault; foster care assessment program; Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) for families involved with Child Protective Services (CPS). Duration: approximately 14-18 week programs
Jewish Family Service
1601 16th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 461-3240
Fax: (206) 461-3696
TTY: (206) 861-3197
Hours: Office hours Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Additional Information: Kids' Club - a 12-week series of classes for children who have witnessed domestic violence. Serving children 5-8 (fall series) and also 9-12 (winter series). The non-abusing parent attends interactive concurrent weekly sessions designed to reinforce the children’s curriculum. For more information contact Jewish Family Service’s Project DVORA (Domestic Violence Outreach, Response, and Advocacy) at 206-461-3240.
P.O. Box 75125
Seattle, WA 98175
24 Hour Help Line: (206) 522-9472
Phone: (206) 783-4520
Additional Information: Offers a Kid’s Club support group for children ages 5-12, as well as support through the Community Advocacy Program (CAP), Emergency shelter, Transitional Housing Program (THP) and Social Change Program (“Owning Up” groups).
Sound Mental Health (Auburn and Tukwila)
4238 Auburn way N
Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: (253) 876-7600
6100 Southcenter Blvd. 3rd Floor
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 444-7900
Additional Information: The Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team serves children ages 3-18 years and survivors who have witnessed DV, uses team approach with evidenced based therapy
South King County YWCA
1010 South 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: (425) 226-1266, #1029 (#1038 for Spanish speakers)
Additional Information: Children’s Domestic Violence Program serves children ages 3-12 who have witnessed DV. Includes in home counseling, safety planning, counseling, serves children residing in south King County.
Southeast Youth and Family Services
3722 South Hudson Street
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 721-5542
Additional Information: Offers numerous programs for youth including classes, workshops, support groups, and family counseling. Please see website for more details.
_________________________________________________________________________________ Southwest Youth and Family Services
4555 Delridge Way Southwest
Seattle, WA 98106
Phone: (206) 937-7680
Fax: (206) 935-9967
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm; Friday 9:00am-3:00pm; Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Cost: Some counseling requires a fee; sliding scale. Accepts medical coupons and some insurance.
Additional Information: Offers counseling, education, and family support, as well as assistance to immigrant and refugee families in general. Parenting classes also offered (Parent Child Home Program – promotes literacy by working with young children and their parents at home).Multilingual services available, in English, Spanish, Arabic, Samoan, Cambodian and Somali. Also offers ESL classes. Counseling is available in English or Spanish; case management available in English or Samoan. Also offers support for Native American youth through the Native American Advocate Program (for males ages 11-19 and their families). The Iraqi Community Center provides support and advocacy to Iraqi refugees and assists with resettlement.
Wellspring Family Services
Domestic Violence Intervention Program
1900 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 826-3044
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (administrative)
Cost: varies; does accept most insurance and Medicare, does not accept medical coupons
Location: Multiple offices. Call or visit website for locations.
Additional Information: Only offer the treatment not the assessment to determine whether the treatment is needed. There are also services for couples and families and individual counseling for children and adults. Programs include counseling; domestic violence victims’ services; family programs; homeless services; parenting services as well as State Certified DV intervention programs" Men’s Domestic Violence Intervention; DV Dads (1 to 2 month program for intervention of DV when children are involved); Chemical Dependency and Domestic Violence; Kids’ Club. Clients need to participate in a phone screening with therapist then set an appointment. After screening, the therapist may make referrals based upon client’s needs if appropriate.
Youth Eastside Services
999 164th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: (425) 747-4937
Cost: Sliding fee scale based on family size and gross annual income. Accepts medical coupons and medical insurance.
Additional Information: Serves children affected by DV ages 6 through 20. Serves children in Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, and Sammamish. Also provides teen dating violence services.