As of July 1, 2018, and after 18 years as a stand alone program, DVSD went under the umbrella of Lutheran Community Services ( We are thrilled with the move. The DVSD program model will be able to expand into multiple states and be staffed and funded like never before.

Health. Justice. Hope.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest makes our world a safer, healthier and more hopeful place to live for us all. We help vulnerable children, families, immigrants and others overcome life’s most difficult challenges to become flourishing members of society. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, we save lives and create thriving communities enriched by the diversity and strengths of people who have triumphed over adversity.

Standing up for victims of crime

We stand with victims of crimes to offer personal support, connections to services that aid with healing and recovery, and assistance through investigative and legal processes. We help survivors stabilize their lives through empowerment, support and education. We provide Crime Victim Support at our SpokanePortland and Vancouver offices. Contact Mindy Johnston ( to learn more about their programs.

DVSD is privileged to be working under LCSNW and look forward to our expanding future together.