This event has ended. Create your own event on Sched.
Welcome to On Purpose: 2022 WSCADV Conference! We are so glad you’re here. After three years, we’re coming together in person in the spirit of collective healing, celebrating community, and renewed commitment to a world free from violence. WSCADV’s annual conference is a time for advocates from all over Washington to come together to learn, share, and connect. We can’t wait to see you!

Want to know more about what to expect at our event? Check out the 2022 conference guide!
We’re doing everything we can to keep each other safe, but if you do start feeling sick, or you test positive for Covid-19 during or after the conference, please let us know and review the current quarantine and isolation guidelines
Back To Schedule
Tuesday, September 20 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Evidence that the Domestic Violence Housing First Model Impacts Survivors

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Did you know that some of the most important research on domestic violence survivor advocacy has been happening with your peers in Washington state? Come be among the first in the nation to learn about the ground-breaking findings of the Domestic Violence Housing First study, and what it means for survivors and their children, for services, and for our movement. If you've ever wondered how we can truly stabilize families experiencing violence, and reduce further violence, this workshop is for you!  

Dr. Cris Sullivan and Linda Olsen will present the findings from the Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) Demonstration Evaluation, which followed survivors over two years after they sought services from domestic violence programs at several WSCADV member programs in rural and urban communities. Cris will share the impact of the DVHF model on survivors' safety, housing stability, mental health and quality of life over time as well as how the model made a difference in the lives of BIPOC survivors and survivors in different circumstances.

This workshop will be useful for everyone but directors, housing managers, shelter advocates, economic justice advocates are especially encouraged to attend.

avatar for Linda Olsen

Linda Olsen

Housing Director, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
I've worked in the movement for over 35 years--doing everything from overnight crisis line at shelter to being an executive director.  For the past 12 years, I've been responsible for the Domestic Violence Housing First initiative at WSCADV.  I also care deeply about prison reform... Read More →


Cris Sullivan

Professor, Michigan State University

Tuesday September 20, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 1D