Domestic Violence Shelters
The Salvation Army has been responding to domestic violence in Seattle and the King County area since the 1970's. Catherine Booth House opened in 1976 as a safe, confidential emergency shelter for victims who were being pursued by their abusive partner. For these women finding safe shelter can mean the difference between life and death.
Hickman House opened in 1988 as the first transitional housing program for DV survivors in the State of Washington. It was designed to provide additional time, support and resources after emergency shelter for victims and their children to establish a new life independent of their abuser.
To complete the continuum of domestic violence services, the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) started in 1998 to serve two purposes: 1) outreach to the majority of victims who are either unable, or unwilling to enter a shelter; and 2) to raise awareness in our community about domestic violence. This program also provides Legal advocacy.