Alumni Entrepreneurs

Dee Koester, 1997


WA State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault-WomenSpirit Coalition

Type of Business

Protective Services

Date of Operation


Description of Business or Organization

An Inter-tribal non profit providing Native communities information, technical assistance, consultation on issues related to ensuring safety to Native women and children, eliminating domestic and sexual violence, stalking and dating violence. Native women suffer violence at a rate of 2.5 times the rate of other women. Most violence is perpetrated by other than Native men, lack of effective justice systems (tribal, local, state, and federal) lies at the heart of non- reporting of such crimes.

Contact Information

PO Box 13260
Olympia, WA

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

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