Support Dawn during
Give Big Seattle!
May 10, 2017
Dawn is proud to be part of the Seattle Foundation's #GiveBig event going on right now.  All donations given between now and May 10th will go toward the Give Big fundraiser.
Click this link to donate through Dawn's website.
Dawn's Grand Opening in Kent
Join us May 11th for the Grand Opening of the Center for Peaceful Communities in Kent!  

We are so excited to open our doors to the community and let everyone know what we are doing to promote peace and support people in need of our services.

Our Open House is from 5:00-7:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting will be at 5:15pm.

Food is provided by Mama Stortini's.

Prizes will be raffled.

We hope to see you there.

Also, check out the new Dawn video.
Dawn's 2017
Hero Award Winners
The Jennifer Politakis Award:
Jennifer Politakis was a member of Dawn’s Board of Directors from 2002-2008. She is remembered for her energy and can-do attitude.  There was nothing she wouldn’t do when it came to ending domestic violence.

This award recognizes a couple who we believe shares those same characteristics.  John and Valerie Backus.  This wonderful couple has been supporters of dawn for 15 years.
John & Valerie Backus
O. David Jackson
  The Terri Kimball Award:

Terri Kimball served as DAWN’s executive director from 2001-2006.  In that time, she was a fearless advocate and activist for women and children experiencing domestic violence.  And she didn’t do it alone, Terri reached out to those able to help, asking them to stand up and take action. She formed domestic violence coalitions and moved the issue out of hiding in society and right onto the agenda of legislative and community leaders.

This award recognizes individuals with that same driving force.  This year's Terri Kimball Award was presented to Dawn’s past Board President and current board member, O. David Jackson. 

David Martin
 We want to say a huge Thank You to David Martin from the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office.  He was the guest speaker at our Dawn of a New Day Breakfast.  
Mr. Martin shared the latest statistics on violence in South King County, and chilling audio of offenders threatening victims during phone calls they make from jail.  He helped show the need for people to take action to keep survivors of domestic violence safe.  

To see more from the Breakfast, click this link to go to Dawn's Facebook page:  Pictures of the Breakfast.  

Staff Spotlight
We'd like to introduce our new Development Director Lesley Novotny.
She has a background as a Domestic Violence Advocate and is also an Attorney.

Lesley is a native to the Seattle area, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children exploring the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. 

Click here to Learn more about Lesley or to connect with her about future projects and opportunities with Dawn.
Dawn is Accepting Donations

If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of families that are struggling through domestic violence, consider donating supplies.
Dawn is currently in need of new art supplies for the Children's annex at the Shelter, Yarn for a new women's support group, and Legos (larger block size) for the childcare area during support groups.  Any donations are appreciated.  Items can be dropped off at our location, 221 W. Gowe Street, Kent, WA 98032.  We are open Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. 

Help Wanted!

We are looking for a few people to respond to yardwork and maintenance repair requests at DAWN’s confidential shelter in Kent on an on-call basis. Utilize your maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, minor electrical and painting skills to ensure that our shelter can provide the basic needs for our residents.

For more information go to the volunteer section on our website:
Thank you for your support!
P.O. Box 1449
Kent, WA 98035
Dawn's 24 hour Advocacy & Support line is:
425-656-7867 (STOP)