In one day, 267 service requests were unmet in 2008. Lack of funding and shortage of staff are the reasons this occurs. 237 were requests from victims seeking emergency shelter or transitional housing.
70% of Washington’s programs have less than 20 paid staff including 43% which have less than 10 paid staff.
The average starting salary of a full-time, salaried front-line advocate is $24,803.
Yet again, DEMi is seeing a dramatic lack of funding for domestic violence asssistance. We remind and implore you to contact your state and federal representatives and senators and demand adequate funding for domestic violence programming.