EXIT

Everyone Deserves Healing.

One of Project Be Free’s primary goals is to bridge the gap between marginalized communities and first responders by decreasing the fear often experienced by individuals of color when in crisis. We are one of the few services that have trained Mental Health Professionals who connect their expertise in Mental Health, have Domestic Violence Advocacy Training, and are crisis responders within our county.

Everyone Deserves Healing.

One of Project Be Free’s primary goals is to bridge the gap between marginalized communities and first responders by decreasing the fear often experienced by individuals of color when in crisis. We are one of the few services that have trained Mental Health Professionals who connect their expertise in Mental Health, have Domestic Violence Advocacy Training, and are crisis responders within our county.

We are an organization that promotes healing, cultural and racial sensitivity, and respectful services to individuals of all genders and faith backgrounds. Project Be Free is an organization that values strengthening relationships within our community, aiding in the increase of individuals’ resiliency, and walking alongside those in need to promote options and the ability to be free.

Our Values

Respect – We stand behind the belief that all individuals regardless of race, cultural beliefs, gender, socioeconomic status, religious views should have access to services. We celebrate diversity and inclusivity.

Diversity – It is essential that our organization (staff/board) is both culturally and racially diverse to connect with a larger community. We believe in empowerment for individuals to have the opportunities to heal themselves.

Holistic Healing – We see healing as soul, mind, and body. We assist with connection to long-term mental health providers, primary care services, and the community.

Community Involvement/Partnerships – We value our community voices; we are consistently looking for ways to partner with other organizations to increase the ease of access to necessary resources for our clients.

Empowerment – We value individual voices that have often been silenced, it is important for us to provide services that allow the increase of confidence and strength.

To provide crisis response to individuals affected by Domestic Violence. We utilize partnerships within our community that allow support and navigation of mental health need to increase advocacy and promote individual wellbeing.

Our Mission

To provide crisis response to individuals affected by Domestic Violence, we utilize partnerships within our community that allow support and navigation of mental health need to increase advocacy and promote individual wellbeing.

Domestic violence deaths quadrupled in 2020.

Through the end of September 2020, there were 13 domestic violence homicide deaths in King County, where 12 occurred during the pandemic.

Of those 13 domestic violence homicides, four came from Bellevue.

In 2020, there have been 28 violent deaths linked to domestic violence in King County. This includes murder-suicides and other homicides perpetrated by convicted domestic violence offenders.

What we’ve seen since COVID began is about a 30% increase in the level of violence. There have been 985 instances between March to July 2020 where someone used the online petition form.

Black, Tony and Hernandez, Chelsea. “Domestic violence deaths in King County quadrupled this year over 2019.” King5, Link To Article

A petition can be filed by a person who is a victim of domestic violence or fears violence by a family or household member. This includes:

  • Persons who are or were married.
  • Persons who are or were domestic partners.
  • Persons who have a child in common.
  • Persons 16 years or older who have or have had a dating relationship.
  • Adults who are related by blood or marriage.
  • Adults who do or did reside together.
  • Persons with a biological or legal parent-child relationship, including step-parents and step-children, and grandparents and grandchildren.

Click Image To Enlarge

Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
202 East Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(218) 722-2781  www.duluth-model.org

Join Our Newsletter

*Most of the photographs on this website are stock photography, used for illustrative purposes only. We do not publish or share photos of PROJECT BE FREE clients.*

Every dollar you give goes to freedom, safety, and hope to individuals who need the help.