"I was moved by your story and your writing is so amazing that it paints a vivid picture. Masterfully done! You are an inspiration!"
"Thank you for telling your story. Ive never experienced DV, but the part where you said 'leaving is just the beginning of a new part' really hit home for me."
"You presented a perspective that I have never thought of before. I appreciate your vulnerability and willingness to meet people where they are."
"Katie offered many 'ta-da' moments for me and other advocates and law enforcement in the room."
"The impact vs intent conversation... was very helpful. It was a great example of how even when we mean to do well, it can be harmful when we assume."
"(It was useful) how Katie made it specific to our program."
"Talking about the background of different kids and how they deal with their emotions (was useful). The scenarios were helpful!"
“Katie advised us on how to remind the district of our rights as parents of a victimized student, and how to advocate for our child.
In present times, we would say having a family advocate is a must. As a parent, in the heat of all the emotions of a situation, it is sometimes hard to visualize what’s best for the child(ren). Katie helped us keep the focus on our child and advocate for what he needed.”
Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) Chili Cook Off - WMFHA Annual Chili Cook Off is a fundraiser to benefit the Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN). Each year WMFHA raises funds that go directly to DAWN programs to help provide advocacy, resources, transportation, housing, legal services and other supports to women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence.
#JUNEPROJECT - BASKETS 2019
Sheron Ann Foundation teamed up with DAWN to provide personalized gift baskets, from generous community members, for the 13 women currently living in DAWN’s emergency shelter.
WESTSIDE BABY JOY DRIVE -
Westside Baby is an organization in South Seattle that provides essentials for families in need. They operate on a donation basis. Families can receive essentials for children birth-18 years. Items can include (but are not limited to) diapers, clothing, toys, carseats etc. Families can receive donations up to once a month, as needed.