Domestic violence information available online

  • Shannon Sessions<br>Enterprise writer
  • Friday, February 29, 2008 11:35am

There is now one more option for those being abused in Snohomish County.

The Snohomish County Domestic Violence Task Force has recently gone live with a web site within the county’s web site that is filled with a variety of invaluable information to help someone who may be in danger because of a domestic violence situation in their life.

Go to Or search for the Snohomish County’s web site then type in “domestic violence” for the scoop on contact information for domestic violence advocates and coordinators in a particular city to basic information for people who just think they might be starting to go down the abusive trail with their partner, roommate, family member, friend or date and much more, said Tammy McElyea, domestic violence coordinator for Mountlake Terrace and member of the county’s task force.

“Access is so easy for someone. They could go to the public library or another place outside their home to look up information that would help them,” she said.

The County allowed the task force to use its web site at no charge, she said.

“It was really cool to have this opportunity,” McElyea said, adding the task force gave the information to an intern at the county and the intern inputted it all on the web site. Recently, the county assigned a person with updating the information on the site as well.

Other examples of domestic violence information on the site are articles on teen dating violence and resources for a variety of different cultures as well.

“It’s an educational awareness piece,” she said. “There’s only so much you can do with word of mouth.”

Talk to us