Linda Olsen

  • Linda Olsen is the Housing Program Coordinator with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  She is responsible for the coordination of the DV Housing First pilot project.  Linda has worked in the field of domestic violence for 29 years, serving in the roles of volunteer coordinator, shelter director, and executive director at two domestic violence agencies.  She facilitated the opening of two domestic violence emergency shelters and developed a transitional housing program for survivors with drug/alcohol treatment needs.  She has graduate degrees in theology (Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary) and social work (University of Washington).