Welcome to Northwest Family Life! Since 1989, Northwest Family Life’s network of faith based counselors has been characterized by a strong commitment to our mission of “assisting individuals and families in finding hope and healing when facing the pain of domestic violence, trafficking, trauma, and related issues.” As a non-profit learning and counseling center based in the greater Seattle area, we have a three-pronged approach to ending domestic violence: advocacy, intervention, and prevention. Northwest Family Life is a 501(c)3 organization. 

Join us on Saturday, September 28th for a special evening spent Together in Hope. Come enjoy sweeping views of the Edmonds waterfront, a delicious dinner, and good company as we celebrate 35 years of assisting individuals and families in finding hope and healing when facing the pain of domestic violence, trafficking, trauma, and related issues. Learn about how you can get involved and support this life-changing work happening now in our community.

You won’t want to miss this evening as we honor our very own Dr. Nancy Murphy with a Lifetime Achievement Award!

Purchase your tickets today for the early bird price of $125 pp. Each ticket covers admission, food and beverages. All proceeds from ticket sales go to bringing hope and healing to individuals in our community who are impacted by the pain of domestic violence, human trafficking, and related trauma. We are so grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing community, so bring a friend and get ready for a magical evening that is both fun and purposeful!

Dr. Nancy Murphy
Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Nancy Murphy served as the Executive Director of Northwest Family Life for 27 years, during which she made teaching and education around domestic violence of paramount import. As a clinical supervisor, she has worked with more than 50 therapists annually at Northwest Family Life, teaching them to build their own private counseling practices from a trauma informed perspective, one that is well-educated around domestic violence. Her online classes, “Speaking UP! Recognizing and Addressing Domestic Violence in the Christian Community,” have been completed by more than 1,000 clergy. She navigates narrow bridges between political worlds both liberal and conservative, works with law enforcement and legal systems, and travels to speak on domestic violence around the world.

In addition to her work at NWFL, Nancy counts it a privilege to have been invited to speak, train, teach, write, counsel and mentor numerous projects for over twenty years on all forms of violence against women including domestic violence and human trafficking locally and internationally. She spent many years teaching as an Adjunct Professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and Bakke Graduate University. She volunteered at Esperanza, a community on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia to serve individuals and families in crisis. Her dedication to advocacy, peace and safety in the home permeates all aspects of her life. Join us as we honor her work with a Lifetime Achievement Award!

For 24-hour support, you can call the Crisis Clinic at 866.4CRISIS (866.427.4747)

For local resources, call 211.