Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence Services:

Services: Address: Hours: Phone Number/ Crisis Line
  • Advocacy
  • Emergency shelter
  • Referrals
  • Support groups
3311 W. Clearwater Ave
Suite C-140
Kennewick, WA 99336
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30AM-4PM, closes daily for lunch from 1-1:30. Tuesday 8:30AM-1PM Office Number: (509) 735-1295
24 Hour crisis line numbers:
(509) 582-9841 or 1-800-648-1277
Fees: Criteria: Additional Information: Support Groups:
All services are free of charge No criteria All services are free and confidential. Contact for more information on legal assistance, emergency housing, and support group. For more information, see Support Groups

Additional Supportive Services:

Name: Services: Contact Information: Hours: Accessing Services:
Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
  • Advocacy Services
1120 N. Edison St
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Julie Burbach, (509) 734-4116
Monday: 10:30AM-5PM, Tuesday 8:30AM-1:30PM, Wednesday 12:30PM-5PM, Thursday 8:30AM-5PM, Fridays: off Call to make an appointment
Pasco Police Department Domestic violence services coordinator
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals
  • Transportation to safety
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Second Floor
(509) 544-3068
M-Fr 8:30AM-5PM Call to access services
Jericho Road Ministry
  • Motel voucher
  • Food
  • Transportation money
2500 Jericho Road Richland, WA 99352 (509)627-0750 *Must be referred by Domestic Violence Advocate Unique criteria: For Victims abused by someone other than intimate partner. Must be working with an advocate to develop a safety plan
Catholic Family and Child Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Advocacy
  • Linking and connecting to services
2139 Van Giesen, Richland, WA 99354
(509) 946-4645
M-F, 8AM-5PM Must be a provider 1 medical card holder for counseling
Support Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC)
  • Counseling
  • Information and Referrals
  • Support groups
830 N. Columbia Center
Kennewick, WA
(509) 374-5391
M-F, 8AM-5PM For victims of Sexual Abuse and their families

Clear DV:

Assists with following cases: Criteria: Referral Process: Scheduling Appointment:
Civil issues stemming from domestic violence or sexual assault of you or your child.
  • Victim of Domestic Violence
  • Opposing party has attorney
  • Low-Income
Referrals must be done by Domestic violence/Sexual assault advocate. Use provided referral form. Once referral form is received, the client will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
Fees: Note*
None, service is free to low-income families in Washington State If a next-day appointment is not available, or there is an emergency and cannot wait for a callback, call the hotline at 1-888-201-1014

Franklin County Court Facilitator:

Assists with the following cases: Cannot assist with the following cases: Scheduling an appointment: Address/Phone Number
  • Divorce/legal separation
  • Family law motions
  • Child Support modifications
  • Restraining orders
  • Child relocation
  • Establishing a parenting plan
  • Parenting plan modification
  • Non-parental custody
  • Invalidity/Annulment
  • Paternity
  • Adoptions
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Wills
  • Evictions
  • Traffic Citations
  • Guardianships
  • Bankruptcy
  • Probate
  • Name Change
  • Criminal Charges
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QUADRO) for retirement accounts
Appointments must be made to access services; appointments must be scheduled in person at the county courthouse. Note that appointments are frequently booked for several months; make an appointment as early as possible. Franklin County Superior Court Clerk’s Office
Franklin County Courthouse
1016 N. 4th Avenue Room 306
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-3525
Hours: Fees: Note*
M-F, 8AM-Noon, 1-4 PM First appointment is $25; any additional appointments on the same case are $15. Fees must be made at the time when an appointment is made, fees are non-refundable. If children are involved, appointment must be made in county children reside, otherwise appointment can be made in any county.

BENTON-FRANKLIN LEGAL AID:

Services Provided: Legal Clinic: Address/Phone number: Hours:
  • Divorce legal clinics
  • Appointments available to assist in divorce paperwork
  • Divorce packets available for $25
Offered 3rd Tuesday of every Month. Fee is $10, waived for those under 200% FPL. Sign up must be done in person and paperwork filled out 418 N Kellogg
Kennewick, WA
(509) 734-9840
M,Tu,10-2, Wed by appointment only
Fees: Note*
If referred through NW Justice Project, some pro-bono services provided. If under 200% FPL, no fee for legal clinics. If over 200% FPL clinics cost $10. Clinics fill up quickly so sign up as soon as possible

Dispute Resolution Center:

Services: Criteria: Scheduling an appointment: Address/Phone Number:
  • Mediation for families going through divorce
  • Changes in parenting plans after divorce
  • Clients who have legal case that is about to be filed or already filed
  • Families with no imminent danger issues
Call main office and speak to Rosemary to do an intake. Once intake is done she will be the contact between the 2 parties and will set up an appointment time that works for both parties. 5219 W. Clearwater Avenue – Suite 11
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 783-3325
Hours: Fees:
Mediation schedules are M-Th, 9AM-6PM, Friday 9AM $150 per party for a 3 hour session. Sliding scale fee for families with income <70,000. Fees must be paid at least 4 days before date of mediation.

Additional Legal Services:

Name of Service: Type of Service: Address/Phone Number: Hours: Extra need to knows:
Domestic Violence Services Legal Clinic Franklin Courthouse:
1016 N. 4th Pasco, WA
Benton Justice Center:
7122 W. Okanogan Place Kennewick, WA
For more info call:
(509) 582-9841
See flyer here:
Protection Order Clinics
Bilingual
Pasco Police Department DV victim advocate
  • Protection orders
  • Legal information
  • Support in courtroom
525 N. Third Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
Second Floor
(509)544-3080 ext. 6040
Monday & Tuesday 8AM-5PM, Wednesday & Friday 1PM-5PM, Closed Noon- 1PM and Thursday Bilingual

Finding a Divorce Lawyer:

Where to find a lawyer: Lawyers’ Fees: Questions to ask:
  • Phone Book
  • Internet search
  • Talk to family/friends
  • Referral process through CLEAR – 1-888-201-1014
Lawyers can be very expensive, be aware of costs before moving forward with a lawyer. Some common costs include:

  • Consultation fee
  • Down payment
  • Hourly fee
  • Court costs
  • Etc.
  • What are their rates?
  • Do they offer payment plans?
  • Who long do they predict it will take to resolve?
  • Any other questions you can think of, ask them early on.