LifeWire new name for Eastside Domestic Violence Program
May 8, 2012 · 9:19 AM
Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) is changing its name to LifeWire.
“We’ve evolved over the years and wanted a new name to reflect who we are now,” said Barbara Langdon, LifeWire executive director. “We’re not just on the Eastside. We provide comprehensive services and programs all around the community, and LifeWire is like a ‘lifeline’ for a lot of people who are in an abusive relationship.”
LifeWire provides a 24-hour crisis line, shelters that provide safe housing, advocacy services, groups for children and teens, a Latina outreach program, counseling, and women’s support groups.
Last year, the organization answered nearly 11,000 crisis line calls and worked with almost 5,200 local victims of domestic violence. Since 1982, LifeWire has served more than 115,000 victims and their children, helping them escape from abusive homes and relationships.
“This agency literally saved my life,” said Stacy, a LifeWire client who experienced domestic violence. “Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to move into a safe place, find a new job, and help my children heal. It’s made the difference for me from being desperate, to starting a new life and having hope.”
“This is what we do,” said Langdon. “We’ve been providing this full spectrum of comprehensive care all along, and now, with our new name LifeWire, we know that people will better understand the range of services and prevention that we provide.”
LifeWire’s recent World of Hope dinner and auction raised $400,000 for agency programs.
“We are thrilled with the response from our community, and the generosity of our donors,” said Kelly Becker, LifeWire development director. “This is a time for all of us to come together and celebrate the progress we’ve made over the past 30 years.”
More information about LifeWife is available at www.lifewire.org or by contacting Becker at email@example.com or 425-562-8840, ext. 253.