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WSU Spokane

Violence at Home

Thursday, January 21st at 7pm/8 Mtn

A community health survey revealed that family trauma and violence are top concerns in Spokane. The county sees more domestic violence, child abuse & neglect and youth suicide per-capita than most in Washington. And recent statistics don’t reflect what’s happening since the start of the pandemic. In collaboration with community partners, we address the root causes of these conditions and offer help & solutions for victims.


Ryan Oelrich MA, MBA
Executive Director, Priority Spokane

Dr. Scott Ferguson
Executive Director, Embrace Washington

Joe Ader
Executive Director, Family Promise of Spokane

Tierra Leonard LMHC
Mental Health Counselor, A Refuge: Trauma Informed Therapies

Annie Murphey LICSWA, SUDP
Executive Director, Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition

Sgt. Jordan Ferguson
Spokane Police Domestic Violence Unit

Helpful Links

Spokane Domestic Violence Hotline
(509) 326-2255

Safe Passages Hotline in North Idaho
(208) 664-9303

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

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