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The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Programs, based out of Seattle in King County Washington, provide an array of services for families whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse. Services include: an emergency shelter (Catherine Booth House), a transitional housing program (Hickman House), and a community advocacy program (CAP), that provides legal advocacy, community education, and individual supportive counseling and advocacy.

Through the toolbar above, our website offers information about domestic violence, our programs, resources for survivors, links to other useful information, ways to volunteer, job opportunities, and how to donate. We also provide contact information; however we cannot provide advocacy or individual advice via e-mail.

If you need assistance or want information not found on this site, please contact us by phone via our 24/7 crisis number (206-324-4943) If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If at any time you need to quickly leave this site, press the ESCAPE button in the upper right hand corner. Also, please follow this link to read important information about internet safety.

A Brief History

The Salvation Army has been responding to domestic violence in Seattle and the King County area for over thirty years. Catherine Booth House (CBH) opened in 1976 as a safe, confidential emergency shelter for victims who were being actively pursued by their abusive partner. For these individuals, accessing confidential shelter can mean the difference between life and death.

Hickman House (HH) opened twelve years later in 1988 as the first transitional housing program for domestic violence survivors in the State of Washington. It was designed to provide additional time, support, and resources after emergency shelter, affording survivors the opportunity to establish economic independence and build their social support networks while working towards a primary goal of self-sufficiency.

To complete the continuum of domestic violence services, the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) was implemented in 1998 to serve two primary purposes: 1) provide 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 to clients in any of our three programs.