YWCA Clark County Chief Executive Officer Brittini Lasseigne issues the following statement after a man killed his wife, adult daughters, and brother in an apparent murder-suicide in Vancouver, Washington.
“We are devasted by the heartbreaking tragedy that occurred this past weekend. We cannot adequately express the sorrow and shock we feel in the face of such senseless violence.”
Abuse can manifest in different ways, and is not always evident. Abusers use many forms to instill fear, gain power, and take control of their partner’s life. Many individuals in abusive situations can feel isolated and financially dependent on their abusers. YWCA Clark County has support services in place to help break the cycle of violence and offer a lifeline to increase people’s safety. However, our demand for services is high, and we urgently need the community’s financial assistance. Since this tragedy, YWCA Clark County’s 24-hour crisis hotline has received an escalation in phone calls. Your contribution could save a life.
The first line of defense for someone planning to leave a domestic violence situation is finding a safe place to flee. Our SafeChoice Domestic Violence team is here to help you and support your journey. All of our services are gender-inclusive and available in English & Spanish. Additionally, we can arrange interpretation services in other languages as needed.
Depending on your unique situation, we can provide:
- Shelter & Housing Resources
- Support in Completing Protection Order
- Safety Planning
- Community Resources
If you are someone in an abusive situation or you know someone in an abusive situation –we are here for you. Help is just a call away. Reach out at 360-695-0501, we are available 24/7.
Act now. Make a difference. Save a life. Your gift to YWCA Clark County directly funds vital resources for someone seeking to escape domestic violence – help us transform devastation into hope. Take immediate action by visiting YWCAClarkCounty.org/make-a-gift.