In the United States, an average of 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner. That is more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year. Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning.
HPWC is certified with the State of Washington to provide Domestic Violence Intervention Services. We address intimate partner violence that falls under court ordered services for domestic violence charges. Our goal in providing domestic violence services is to increase safety in the community, with a primary concern for the safety of the victim. We assist people who have been charged and/or convicted with domestic violence-related charges to increase responsibility for their actions, increase knowledge about the dynamics of power and control in relationships, and reduce controlling behaviors.
HPWC provides weekly groups facilitated by a clinician certified in Domestic Violence treatment. In addition, we provide individualized personal sessions to explore strengths and barriers to reduce or eliminate recidivism for behavioral patterns that lead to violence.