SILVER LININGS primary
focus is educating the local community of the domestic violence epidemic that is facing our society today. And only through education will we curb the domestic violence epidemic facing our area.
SILVER LININGS was
approved to change their agency name on January 31, 2005 by the Washington State Secretary of State to ADVOCATES AGAINST FAMILY
VIOLENCE. AAFV believes this new name is only one positive enhancement as they find their fit in the community.
SILVER LININGS is
the vision of a small dedicated group of community members that believe our community should be at the forefront of educating
our youth to know the warning signs of dating violence, in-home family violence, and a rapidly growing category of immigrant
family violence. Our services reflect our commitment to curbing the domestic
violence issues that our local community has seen so publicly on the rise.
AAFV is actively
facilitating over fourteen domestic violence support groups throughout the Tri-Cities area every month. We provide legal assistance with Domestic Violence Protection Orders and assist with moral support during
court hearings. We specialize in empowering the victim and survivor by providing
a voice within the community and legal systems.
several community information speeches to an array of businesses, non-profit agencies, and community groups to educate the
larger community on domestic violence issues within the area.
AAFV provides numerous
avenues for people to receive domestic violence information and/or assistance. One
of their primary resources is providing domestic violence education material online.
Our vision is our hope that we will bring a face to domestic violence in our community
and make this epidemic a neighborhood wide response. Together we can decrease
the number of incidences of domestic violence by providing community-wide accessibility to services available and providing
immediate locations for victims to turn for assistance.
provide domestic and dating violence awareness and prevention programs with specialized fields in advocacy based and individual
supportive counseling, area support groups, basic needs programs and supportive group counseling for families in
crisis through educational and community outreach, transitional housing, and community resource assistance via group, and
personal venues within the Tri-Cities area