Medical Services

Women's Health:

+ YWCA Women's Health Outreach (LGBTQ Health)

  • Description: Pro bono medical care. Their vision is: A world where people of all genders and sexualities have access to the resources they need for optimal wellness.
  • Population Served: LGBTQ women
  • Phone Number: Call for an appointment at 206-461-4493
  • Website: http://lbtqhealth-ywca.blogspot.com/
  • Additional Information:
    • WHO provides peer outreach, culturally sensitive breast health education, and information on additional health services for our diverse community.
    • They serve those with limited incomes who are medically under-served regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
    • The program offers no cost mammograms, pap tests, and breast exams for income eligible individuals 40 and over.
    • Free mammograms, for uninsured individuals. Insurance is accepted.
    • Free pap test and chest/breast exam for all ages and genders.
    • Free massages and acupuncture etc.
    • Free car tips and self defense
    • Free snacks and water
    • Lots of great information for your health and wellbeing.
    • OrcaLift, insurance enrollment and info
 

Dental Care:

+ LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE (THE LIFELONG DENTAL PROGRAM)

  • Description: The Lifelong Dental Program (LDP) is a newly established, comprehensive oral health access program for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS who reside in King, Island, and Snohomish Counties.
  • Population Served: To be eligible for the program, clients must:
  • Mailing Address: Lifelong Dental Program, PO Box 80547 Seattle, WA 98108
  • Phone Number: Questions regarding the Lifelong Dental Program? Please call the LDP Coordinator at 206-957-1716
  • Website: http://www.llaa.org/services/lifelong-dental-program
  • Additional Information:
    • Eligible clients should contact their case manager for assistance applying to the LDP. Those who are not currently working with a case manager should contact the LDP coordinator at (206) 957-1716 to apply. The LDP coordinator will work with enrolled clients to set an appointment with a participating dental clinic.
    • Application available online: http://www.llaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/ldpapplication0.pdf
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Social Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Social Services section.)
 

Medical Clinics:

+ COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (AFTER-HOURS CLINIC AT SWEDISH CHERRY HILL CAMPUS)

  • Description: The After-Hours Clinic serves walk-in patients only, on a first-come, first-served basis. If possible, we recommend you come early (when we open) rather than just before we close.
  • Population Served: The After-Hours Clinic is open to all who need health care. Just walk in when you need care.
  • Address: After-Hours Clinic at Swedish Cherry Hill Campus (Next to the Emergency Room) 550 16th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Friday: 6 pm – 10 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm
  • Phone Number: 206-320-5556
    • No appointments accepted; just walk in for care.
  • Website: http://countrydoctor.org/after-hours-clinic/
  • Additional Information:
    • Uninsured patients will be charged on a sliding scale, based on family size and income. So don’t hesitate to get the care you need.
    • Interpretation services are immediately available. Patients in need of emergency care will be directed to the Emergency Room, just steps away!
    • When your doctor’s office is closed, we can tend to your urgent needs for health care, including:
      • Cuts that might need stitches
      • Sprain or possible fracture
      • Sore throat /strep throat diagnoses
      • Ear ache
      • High fever
      • Itchy rash
      • Urinary tract infection
      • Persistent cough
      • Respiratory complications or asthma
      • Allergies
    • But we offer so much more. All the services you expect from your primary care doctor are available at convenient hours at the After-Hours Clinic.

+ COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (CAROLYN DOWNS FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER)

  • Description: Carolyn Downs offers a full range of primary care services and the convenience of an on-site pharmacy to help you and your family stay healthy.
  • Population Served: Country Doctor provides free medical services for homeless and street-involved youth ages 12-24.
  • Address: 2101 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours:
    • Monday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00 – 8:30 pm
    • Thursday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Saturday: 9:00-12:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
    • For pharamcy hours visit: http://countrydoctor.org/on-site-pharmacy/
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Fax: 206-299-1997
    • Appointments: 206-299-1900
    • Pharmacy: 206-299-1935
    • After-Hours Nurse: 425-899-6462
    • Insurance Eligibility: 206-299-1947
    • Medical Records: 206-299-1921
  • Website: http://countrydoctor.org/carolyn-downs-fmc/
  • Non-English Services Available: Khmer, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Additional Information:
    • Country Doctor Community Clinic and Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center are not walk-in clinics. However, walk-in patients can be triaged by our nurses and potentially worked in between scheduled appointments. Scheduled appointments will take priority. Due to the unpredictability of walk-in volumes, you may end up with a long wait. * Our After-Hours Clinic operates on a walk-in basis only and is open daily to serve you — weekdays, 6–10 p.m, and weekends, noon–10 p.m. (See "After-Hours Clinic" for more information.)

+ COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY CLINIC)

  • Description: Country Doctor Community Clinic provides health care that addresses the needs of people regardless of their ability to pay. Pro bono political asylum medical exams available.
  • Population Served: Country Doctor provides free medical services for homeless and street-involved youth ages 12-24.
  • Address: 500 19th Ave. East Seattle, WA 98112
  • Hours:
    • Monday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00 – 8:30 pm
    • Thursday: 9:00 – 8:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
    • For pharamcy hours visit: http://countrydoctor.org/on-site-pharmacy/
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Appointments: 206-299-1600
    • Pharmacy: 206-299-1618
    • After-Hours Nurse: 425-899-6463
    • Insurance Eligibility: 206-299-1627
    • Medical Records: 206-299-1670
  • Website: http://countrydoctor.org/country-doctor-community-clinic/
  • Non-English Services Available: Khmer, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Additional Information:
    • At CDCHC, we serve a very diverse patient population, and many patients don't speak English as their first language. We offer on-demand translation services to improve patient communication and care outcomes.
    • Many of the staff at Country Doctor Community Clinic are bilingual (English/Spanish). Clinic staff will arrange other translation services as needed.

+ NEIGHBORCARE HEALTH (45TH STREET HOMELESS YOUTH CLINIC)

  • Description: Health care for homeless youth
  • Population Served: The 45th Street Homeless Youth Clinic serves youth and young adults (ages 12-23) who are currently homeless or have been homeless at some point in the last 12 months.
  • Address: Homeless Youth Clinic, 1629 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Phone Number: 206-633-7650
  • Website: http://www.neighborcare.org/programs/homeless-youth-clinic
  • Additional Information:
    • Services available include: medical care, acupuncture, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, HIV counseling, dental care (some Thursdays), yoga classes, naturopathy, meditation, massage, health education, social service referrals and outreach.
    • Drop-in only, no appointments.
 

HIV/AIDS Care:

+ CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL HEALTH (HIV TESTING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS)

  • Description: HIV/STD prevention and education for African-American men
  • Population Served: For black gay and bi men
  • Address: 1120 East Terrace St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Phone Number: 206-461-6910
  • Fax Number: 206-568-7644
  • Email: cmch@cschc.org
  • Website: http://multiculturalhealth.org/programs_svcs/aatpbrotherslink.htm
  • Additional Information:
    The Center for Multicultural Health has 2 projects:
    1. Brother’s Link and Emerald City Black Pride (ECB):
      • If you're HIV negative, or don’t know your status, Brothers Link has events that focus on sexual health and identities with a social component.
      • The goal is to strengthen the ties that bind us as African American gay, bi and same-gender-loving men.
      • In keeping with the momentous effort to build community, Brothers Link has quarterly Educational Forums that addresses issues affecting the African American LGBT community.
      • CMCH is also the sponsor for Emerald City Black Pride in Seattle annually. The main weekend is once a year, with additional events throughout the year.
      • To find out more info, check out our facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ECBlackPride
      • Or check out our tumblr page for updates: emeraldcityblackpride.tumblr.com
    2. African American Testing Project:
      • If you're a gay/bisexual/same gender loving African American man having sex with other men – especially without condoms, it’s important to know your status.
      • Center for MultiCultural Health provides FREE, HIV testing and counseling; you’ll get your test results the same day and receive a $20 stipend for your time.
      • To find out more info, contact us at 206-461-6910 (extension 212)
      • Email: austin@cschc.org

+ ENTRE HERMANOS (HIV PREVENTION, CASE MANAGEMENT, AND HIV TESTING)

  • Description: HIV Prevention; Medical Case Management; Free HIV Testing
  • Population Served: For Latino men and women
  • Address: Entre Hermanos, 1105 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
  • Phone Number: 206-322-7700
  • Email: info@entrehermanos.org
  • Website: http://entrehermanos.org/?page_id=42
  • Non-English Services Available: Se habla español
  • Additional Information:
    • La mision por la cual la organizacion fue creada es para proveer apoyo, desarrollar liderasgo y fortalecer la comunidad gay, lesbiana, bisexual y transgenero Latina.
    • Proveer un ambiente cultural, social y emocional saludable, creando un modelo apropiado a las necesidades de la comunidad.

+ GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT (HIV AND STI TESTING)

  • Description: Gay City offers free HIV and STI testing six days per week, at two different locations.
  • Population Served: Gay and bi men, along with trans individuals, are eligible to be tested at the Gay City Wellness Center. Anyone is eligible to be tested by Gay City at the Out of the Closet Thrift Store.
  • Address:
    • Gay City Wellness Center: Gay City Health Project, 517 E. Pike [Pike & Belmont], Seattle, WA 98122
    • Gay City at the Out of the Closet Thrift Store: Gay City at Out of the Closet, 1016 E Pike [Pike and 11th], Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours:
    • Gay City Wellness Center: Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Saturdays, 12:30pm – 5:00pm
    • Gay City at the Out of the Closet Thrift Store: Monday – Saturday, 11am - 7pm; Thursday, 3pm - 7pm. (Walk-in Testing Only.)
  • Phone Number: Appointments are available for HIV/STI testing at Gay City's Wellness Center location. If you have any questions, please call us at 206-860-6969 during Wellness Center hours.
  • Website: https://www.gaycity.org/testing/
  • Non-English Services Available: Se habla español
  • Additional Information:
    • Testing is free, with donations gladly accepted.
    • Leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County
    • At all of our appointments we offer Rapid HIV Testing, HIV RNA testing and screening for syphilis.
    • We also offer chlamydia, gonorrhea, and Rapid Hep C screening for those that are eligible.
    • For more details, please talk to one of our testers.
  • Other Services Available: (Please see "Gay City Health Project" under our catalog's Other Services section.)

+ LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE (HIV TESTING)

  • Description: HIV testing free-of-charge
  • Population Served: Testing is available to all persons
  • Address: Lifelong, 1016 E. Pike St, 3rd Floor, Seattle
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 5pm (by appointment and walk-in)
  • Phone Number: 206-957-1600
  • Website: http://www.llaa.org/gettested
  • Additional Information:
    • Other contact information: http://lifelong.galestrom-staging.com/contact
    • Testing is available to all persons FREE OF CHARGE during operating hours.
    • Lifelong currently administers the INSTI Rapid HIV Test at various times and locations throughout King County.
    • The INSTI Rapid HIV Test provides results in 60 seconds.
    • After testing, staff works with individuals to refer them to additional services and treatment if needed.
    • Testing is easy, free and confidential.
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Social Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Social Services section.)

+ PEOPLE OF COLOR AGAINST AIDS NETWORK (AIDS SERVICES AND HIV PREVENTION)

  • Description: AIDs services and HIV prevention for people of color in the Seattle area.
  • Population Served: People of color in the Seattle area.
  • Address:
    • Main Office: 1820 E. Pine Street, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98122
    • South Office: 4437 Rainier Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98118
  • Phone Numbers:
  • Website: http://www.pocaan.org/index.html
  • Additional Information:
    • More information about POCAAN’s services (including HIV testing and case management) coming soon on website: http://www.pocaan.org/services.html
    • For many years our work has been rooted in HIV/AIDS prevention, but it has grown with the understanding that related issues such as substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness, sexually transmitted diseases, racism, sexism and homophobia also contribute to community marginalization and health disparities.
    • POCAAN partners with individuals, public and private organizations to manage and deliver comprehensive programs and services that address shared concerns for the health and well- being of individuals within communities of color.

Social Services

Meal Assitance:

+ Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS): FOOD BANK

  • Description: The ACRS Food Bank is one of the most-used food banks in King County, distributing more than 126,000 pounds of food per month to nearly 5,000 unduplicated individuals.
  • Population Served: Anybody is eligible
  • Address: ACRS Food Bank, 919 S. King Seattle, WA 98104
  • Hours:
    • For people over 55 and adults with disabilities: Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • For the general public: Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Phone Number: For information, call: 206-695-7522
  • Website: http://www.acrs.org/services/nutrition.php 1
  • Additional Information: The only food bank in Washington that regularly distributes foods for Asian and Pacific Islander diets.

+ LAMBERT HOUSE (MEALS FOR QUEER YOUTH)

  • Description: We serve meals five nights a week for youth, volunteers and staff.
  • Population Served: Lambert House is a safe place for queer youth ages 22 and under.
  • Address: Lambert House Address: 1818 15th Ave on Capitol Hill in Seattle (between E Howell & E Denny Way).
    • Metro Buses 8, 10, and 43 stop nearby.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 23111, Seattle, WA 98102
  • Hours: Lambert House online calendar: http://www.lamberthouse.org/calendar.html
  • Phone Number: 206-322-2515
  • Website: http://www.lamberthouse.org/events-activities.html
  • Additional Information:

    • Mission: Lambert house is a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning youth that empowers youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.
    • Everyday, approximately 25 youth visit us.
    • About 50 percent of the youth who come to Lambert House are youth of color; a little over half of the youth are male; most of the remaining half are female, with about five percent identifying as transgender.
    • Lambert House offers LGBTQ youth 25 different programs, activities, resources, and services on an ongoing, year-round basis: http://www.lamberthouse.org/programs.html
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)

  • Other Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Other Services section.)

+ LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE (CHICKEN SOUP BRIGADE: GROCERY PROGRAM)

  • Description: Full bags of wholesome groceries that include dairy and meats, fresh produce, a variety of easily prepared comfort foods, and tasty snacks. Grocery bag types include gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, culturally-appropriate type bags like Latino and East African, and bags that require little to no cooking.
  • Population Served: To be eligible for this service, you must be living with a chronic medical condition and meet some other specific criteria. Most people living with HIV/AIDS who reside in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Island and Snohomish Counties are eligible to receive weekly or biweekly groceries.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 80547, Seattle, WA 98108
  • Physical Address: We are located at 1161 11th Avenue in Capitol Hill. (The Pick-up Center is for registered clients only.)
    • We also have satellite pickup centers in West Seattle, Federal Way, and Renton for limited hours during the week. Call a care coordinator (206-957-1686) for more information.
  • Hours: Meal and/or grocery bags can be picked up at the main office pick-up center on Fridays between 9:00am and 6:00pm, on Saturdays between 10:00am and 1:00pm or at several satellite locations throughout King County on Thursdays.
    • Meal and/or grocery bags can also be delivered to the homes of clients who are disabled due to illness or injury (physician verification of disability required).
  • Website: http://www.llaa.org/chickensoup
  • Additional Information:
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Medical Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Medical Services section.)

+ LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE (CHICKEN SOUP BRIGADE: MEAL PROGRAM)

  • Description: Wholesome, homemade meals are prepared in our own kitchen, and frozen for convenient reheating at a later time.
  • Population Served: To be eligible for this service, you must be living with a chronic medical condition and meet some other specific criteria.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 80547, Seattle, WA 98108
  • Physical Address: We are located at 1161 11th Avenue in Capitol Hill. (The Pick-up Center is for registered clients only.)
    • We also have satellite pickup centers in West Seattle, Federal Way, and Renton for limited hours during the week. Call a care coordinator (206-957-1686) for more information.
  • Hours: Meal can be picked up at the main office pick-up center on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., on Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or at several satellite locations throughout King County on Thursdays.
    • Meal can also be delivered to the homes of clients who are disabled due to illness or injury (physician verification of disability required).
  • Phone Number: To find out if you are eligible for our food program, or to hold or stop your services, please contact our care coordinators at 206-957-1686.
  • Website: http://www.llaa.org/chickensoup
  • Additional Information:
    • Most meals meet the nutritional guidelines of the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.
    • Specialized meals meeting diets such as vegetarian, no gluten/no dairy, or easy digestion are available.
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Medical Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Medical Services section.)

+ ROOTS (FRIDAY FEAST)

  • Description: Rising Out Of The Shadows (ROOTS) ‘Friday Feast’ is an all-ages meal.
  • Population Served: Open to anyone in the community who would like to attend.
  • Address: 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, WA, 98105
  • Hours: Every Friday between 5:30 and 7:00PM
  • Phone Number: 206-632-1635
  • Website: http://www.rootsinfo.org/friday-feast/
  • Additional Information: Friday Feast is so self explanatory that language is not a barrier.

+ TEEN FEED (MEAL PROGRAM FOR YOUTH)

  • Description: The Meal Program serves a hot, nutritious meal at various University District meal sites (seven days a week).
  • Population Served: Youth ages 13-25 welcome.
  • Address and Hours: In Auburn (every Wednesday and Friday) and South Seattle’s Rainier Beach (every Thursday). For meal program specific times & locations please visit: https://tf008v2.storage.googleapis.com/Program-Times-Locations1.pdf
  • Phone Number: 206-522-4366
  • Email: info@teenfeed.org
  • Website: http://www.teenfeed.org/programs/
  • Additional Information:
    • Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.
    • Over a healthy meal, young people connect with specially trained advocates and support coordination staff to access the resources and services they need.
    • No identification required.

+ THE NORTHWEST NETWORK SURVIVORS (REFERRALS FOR HOUSING AND FOOD BANKS)

  • Description: Resources and referrals including housing and food banks.
  • Population Served: Skilled support for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual abuse.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118
  • Hours: Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you leave us a message, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Phone Number: 206-568-7777
  • Fax Number: 206-325-2601
  • Email: info@nwnetwork.org
    • Be aware that while we are sometimes able to offer support via email, our ability to do so is limited.
  • Website: http://nwnetwork.org/who-we-are/
  • Additional Information:
    • Highly recommended by LGBTQ asylee from Kenya.
    • It works best to give us a call (206-568-7777).
    • We’ll set up a time for you to speak with an advocate who can answer questions about our services.
    • Advocates will talk in depth with you about what’s happening in your relationship and identify the best available resources in your community.
    • The Crisis Clinic: A general 24-hour crisis line serving King County, WA residents Phone: 866-427-4747
    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: A general 24-hour domestic violence hotline Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233).
    • While the Crisis Clinic and the National Domestic Violence Hotline are not LGBT-specific organizations, their staff members are committed to providing meaningful support to all callers.
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Legal Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Legal Services section.)

+ YWCA (CENTRAL AREA FOOD BANK)

  • Description: The YWCA food bank supplies groceries to our shelter clients, clients from our other programs and the general public.
  • Population Served: Available to the general public.
  • Address: East Cherry Branch, 2820 E. Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: Every Wednesday, Noon - 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday pick-up times:
      • 12pm - 1pm - Shelter clients only
      • 1pm - 2pm - YWCA clients only
      • 2pm - 3pm - General public
  • Phone Number: 206-375-1496
  • Email: Nichelle Hilton, Community Resource Coordinator: nhilton@ywcaworks.org
  • Website: http://www.ywcaworks.org/foodbank
  • Additional Information:
    • The pick-up schedule is prioritized for YWCA clients. If you are a YWCA shelter resident or client, please have your case manager's name and unit number when you come to pick-up food.
  • LAMBERT HOUSE (MEALS FOR QUEER YOUTH) ----------------- Description: We serve meals five nights a week for youth, volunteers and staff. * Population Served: Lambert House is a safe place for queer youth ages 22 and under. * Address: Lambert House Address: 1818 15th Ave on Capitol Hill in Seattle (between E Howell & E Denny Way). * Metro Buses 8, 10, and 43 stop nearby. * Mailing Address: P.O. Box 23111, Seattle, WA 98102 * Hours: Lambert House online calendar: http://www.lamberthouse.org/calendar.html * Phone Number: 206-322-2515 * Website: http://www.lamberthouse.org/events-activities.html * Additional Information: * Mission: Lambert house is a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning youth that empowers youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. * Everyday, approximately 25 youth visit us. * About 50 percent of the youth who come to Lambert House are youth of color; a little over half of the youth are male; most of the remaining half are female, with about five percent identifying as transgender. * Lambert House offers LGBTQ youth 25 different programs, activities, resources, and services on an ongoing, year-round basis: http://www.lamberthouse.org/programs.html 7: http://www.lamberthouse.org/programs.html * Counseling Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.) * Other Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Other Services section.) 6: http://www.lamberthouse.org/events-activities.html 5: http://www.lamberthouse.org/calendar.html
 

Homeless Shelters/Temporary Housing:

+ FRIENDS OF YOUTH (THE LANDING)

  • Description: Emergency young adult shelter (the only emergency young adult shelter on the Eastside)
  • Population Served: Homeless Young Adults ages 18-24
  • Address: 16225 NE 87th Street, Suite A-1, Redmond WA 98052
    • Bus Routes: Route 542; Route 545; King Co. Metro to Redmond Transit Center (8178 161st Avenue NE, Redmond, WA.)
  • Hours: Line-up for the shelter is at 8:30 PM and intake begins at 8:45 PM. The Landing closes at 8:00 AM each morning.
  • Phone Number: 425-449-3868
  • Email: Landing@friendsofyouth.org
  • Website: http://www.friendsofyouth.org/shelters.aspx
  • Additional Information:
    • In addition to being a safe place in times of crisis, it provides young people with resources and referrals needed to exit homelessness.
    • Guests are provided with dinner, showers, laundry service, clothing and breakfast in the morning.
    • Guests may stay at the Landing up to 30 nights within a three-month period, with the possibility of extension.
    • Case managers and shelter staff help guests find resources including transitional living programs, food and clothing, pregnancy support, employment, medical care, education, and counseling.

+ LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE (LIFELONG'S HOUSING PROGRAM)

  • Description: LifeLong’s Housing Program serves as the central source for accessing and referring clients into appropriate housing. Lifelong does not own housing units. Instead, we partner with non-profit and for-profit owners of affordable housing.
    • Lifelong offers three different housing options: emergency, transitional, and permanent, for clients.
  • Population Served: All individuals must meet the following eligibility requirements for the program:
    • Applicant must be homeless or rent burdened (meaning, must be paying 50% of their income towards rent)
    • Must have an HIV/AIDS diagnosis
    • Must be living in King, Island or Snohomish County
    • Must be living at 50% below Average Median Income ($30,000 - $50,000 per year depending on family size)
    • Please visit: http://www.llaa.org/services/housing (for information on specific eligibility requirements and the application process).
  • Address: Questions about housing? You may drop in our Client Services Center, located at 1016 E. Pike Street, 3rd Floor, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
  • Phone Number: Questions about housing? Call our Client Services line at 206-957-1717
  • Website: http://www.llaa.org/services/housing
  • Additional Information:
    • Lifelong's housing program does not operate on a "first come, first serve" basis. Instead, we use a priority based wait list so that the most medically vulnerable individuals are able to access housing quickly.
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Medical Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Medical Services section.)

+ ROOTS (SHELTER FOR HOMELESS YOUNG ADULTS)

  • Description: Rising Out Of The Shadows (ROOTS) provides safe emergency overnight shelter to homeless young adults, ages 18-25; Clean bedding and sheets; Snacks, dinner, and hot breakfast (when available); Showers; Clothing, toiletries and other basic needs; On-site case management and referral to other support and transitional services; Supportive and nurturing relationships between staff, volunteers, and guests.
  • Population Served: ROOTS serves young adults between the ages of 18-25.
    • ROOTS cannot accept any person under the age of 18.
  • Address: The shelter is located in the basement of the University Temple United Methodist Church at 1415 NE 43rdStreet. The entrance is in the alley at the southwest corner of the building. Go down the alley between the church and the post office and ROOTS is the set of double blue doors on the left hand side.
  • Hours: People seeking shelter can come to our door (or call: 206-632-1635) between 8:00 and 8:30PM and ask to be put on the list. If more than 45 people are trying to access shelter, then a random drawing is done at 8:30PM to determine who will be turned away. The doors open for sign-in at 9pm.
  • Phone Number: 206-632-1635
  • Website: http://www.rootsinfo.org/seeking-shelter/
  • Non-English Services Available: Spanish
  • Additional Information: Those not proficient in English or Spanish may have some difficulty accessing shelter, cell-phone based translation support strongly encouraged.

+ THE NORTHWEST NETWORK SURVIVORS (REFERRALS FOR HOUSING AND FOOD BANKS)

  • Description: Resources and referrals including housing and food banks.
  • Population Served: Skilled support for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual abuse.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118
  • Hours: Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you leave us a message, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Phone Number: 206-568-7777
  • Fax Number: 206-325-2601
  • Email: info@nwnetwork.org
    • Be aware that while we are sometimes able to offer support via email, our ability to do so is limited.
  • Website: http://nwnetwork.org/who-we-are/
  • Additional Information:
    • Highly recommended by LGBTQ asylee from Kenya.
    • It works best to give us a call (206-568-7777).
    • We’ll set up a time for you to speak with an advocate who can answer questions about our services.
    • Advocates will talk in depth with you about what’s happening in your relationship and identify the best available resources in your community.
    • The Crisis Clinic: A general 24-hour crisis line serving King County, WA residents Phone: 866-427-4747. See "Counseling Services - Mental Health" - "Crisis Clinic (King County 2-1-1 Helpline).
    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: A general 24-hour domestic violence hotline Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233).
    • While the Crisis Clinic and the National Domestic Violence Hotline are not LGBT-specific organizations, their staff members are committed to providing meaningful support to all callers.
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Legal Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Legal Services section.)

+ TRANS HOUSING NETWORK (NATIONAL QUEER HOUSING RESOURCE LIST)

  • Description: A temporary housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash.
  • Population Served: The Trans Housing Network is specifically a resource for the trans and gender non-conforming communities.
  • Email: If your situation is urgent, email rebeka.refuse@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.transhousingnetwork.com/post/70638413381/heres-your-list-queer-housing-resource-list
  • Additional Information:
    • If you have or are in need of a couch, floor, or spare room, submit a post (at: http://transhousingnetwork.com/submit) with any relevant information you're willing to share and we'll try and connect you with others near you.
    • This is a network for people seeking and offering free emergency shelter to trans people.
    • We accept submissions from all over the world on this page.
    • The vast majority of posts on the network are "need" or "have" couch posts.

+ YOUTHCARE (ADOLESCENT EMERGENCY HOUSING)

  • Description: Shelter for homeless youth
  • Population Served: Youth ages 12-17
  • Address: U-District (NE Seattle)
  • Hours: 24 hours/7days a week
  • Phone Number: You can reach Adolescent Emergency Shelter 24/7 at 800-495-7802. We will ask some brief questions. If you qualify, you can enter the Shelter that day. If not, we will point you to other options.
  • Website: http://www.youthcare.org/find-help/emergency-shelter
  • Additional Information: Within 72 hours of entry into Shelter, a parent, guardian, or Child Protective Services (CPS) worker must consent to your staying in the program.

+ YOUTHCARE (CASA DE LOS AMIGOS)

  • Description: This federally funded program provides an alternative to adult detention for undocumented youth (12–17) awaiting determination of their status.
  • Population Served: Undocumented youth ages 12-17
  • Address (YouthCare): 2500 NE 54th St, Seattle, Wa 98105
  • Phone Number (YouthCare): 206-694-4500
    • Si fue participante del programa Casa de los Amigos / If you are a former resident of Casa de los Amigos: For service referrals, call us at 206-267-3075.
  • Website: http://www.youthcare.org/our-programs/shelter-and-housing/emergency-shelter#.VW5UJmRVikp
  • Non-English Services Available: Se habla español
  • Additional Information: While you are with YouthCare, waiting for an immigration court's decision, you can receive case management, medical and mental health care, education, and legal services.

+ YOUTHCARE (SAFE PLACE)

  • Description: If you need a place to stay, you can go to any Safe Place site and say "I need a safe place." The staff will arrange for you to be met by a youth counselor who can help you find shelter or other services.
  • Population Served: Youth ages 12-17
  • Addresses: There are multiple safe place sites. Text the word "SAFE" to 69866 to receive a text back with the closest Safe Place.
  • Phone Number(s):
    • You can call Safe Place directly at: 1-800-422-TEEN (1-800-422-8336)
    • Or you can text the word "SAFE" to 69866 and you'll receive a text back with the closest Safe Place. If you need to talk to someone right away, reply with “2chat” and you’ll be able to text with a counselor.
  • Website: http://www.youthcare.org/find-help/emergency-shelter
 

Community Centers:

+ AUBURN YOUTH RESOURCES (ARCADIA HOUSE)

  • Description: Drop-in serves a variety of youth and young adults in the community. Direct access to case management, basic needs, laundry, lockers, recreational activities, meals and more are provided to help stabilize clients immediately.
  • Population Served: Ages 13-25
  • Addresses: 2 locations
    • 915 H Street Auburn, WA 98002
    • 1356 Cole Street Enumclaw, WA 98022
  • Phone Number: For more information call 253-350-2802.
  • Email: For more information email Joe at joewo@ayr4kids.org
  • Website: http://ayr4kids.org/Our-Services/DropIn
  • Additional Information: Links to other services throughout the youth and young adult provider continuum are also provided.

+ COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE (PETER'S PLACE DAY CENTER)

  • Description: Homeless shelter and meals
  • Population Served: Peter’s Place is a welcoming space where homeless men and women can find a path out of homelessness.
  • Address: 901 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
  • Hours: Peter's Place Day Program open Sunday - Thursday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Phone Number: 206-474-1630
  • Website: http://www.compasscenter.org/what-we-do-top/day-services/peters-place/
  • Additional Information: Does not require a government issued ID, but prefers an ID with a picture just to more easily match the service with the person. People can seek refuge, meals and basic services as well as connect with case management, entitlements and other benefits, mental health counseling and nursing services.

+ EL CENTRO DE LA RAZA (FRANCES MARTINEZ COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER)

  • Description: Seeking to address immediate aspects of human suffering such as hunger, healthcare and homelessness, our Frances Martinez Community Service Center provides diverse, bilingual human and emergency services.
  • Population Served: We are welcoming to all members of the LGBTQ community. Focus on low-income immigrants, Latinos, and those facing poverty.
  • Address: 2524 16th Ave. So Seattle, WA 98144
  • Phone Number(s):
    • El Centro De La Raza: 206-957-4634
    • Frances Martinez Community Service Center (FMCSC): 206-957-4634
  • Website: http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/what-we-do/human-and-emergency-services/
  • Non-English Services Available: Se habla español
  • Additional Information (Sample Services):
    • Crisis Advocacy: Provides crisis intervention services for families that are facing new and/or additional challenges as result of economic hardship. This program provides comprehensive advocacy, translation, information and referrals for community members seeking emergency services such as sexual assault/abuse support, substance abuse recovery, food, shelter, eviction money, childcare, etc.
    • Homeless Assistance: Addresses the issue of homelessness by providing comprehensive housing assistance to homeless Latino/a families with dependant children, generally limited English proficient and/or immigrants, who are presented with multiple barriers to stable housing. Participants receive case management focused on stabilizing their situations, and finding and maintaining permanent, affordable housing. This program provides emergency shelter vouchers prior to placing families into permanent housing with rent subsidies, assistance with some move-in expenses and partners with local landlords to place families in affordable, quality housing.
    • Food Bank: Provides nutritious, emergency and supplemental food to low-income individuals and families in the Seattle area three days per week. The Food Bank also assists people in securing food stamps and other non-emergency food resources, and provides nutrition education.
    • La Cocina Popular Latino Hot Meal: Addresses the issues of hunger and poor nutrition among homeless and other low-income communities, including students, by providing free, nutritious, hot lunches to individuals and families in a diverse community setting on-site that offers social support and fosters good nutritional health.
    • Basic Healthcare Plan: This program combats the current healthcare crisis and lack of access to basic healthcare among low-income families and individuals. El Centro de la Raza subsidizes participant premiums in the Washington State Basic Healthcare Plan each year. This office is located in Tacoma.
    • ESL Classes: El Centro de la Raza offers English as Second Language (ESL) Classes and the program aims at breaking barriers to gain employment. Additional support can help people gain citizenship by improving proficiency through English classes for intermediate students as well as beginners. Service is provided to assess and evaluate participant's skills, referrals for free legal assistance and bilingual instructions.

+ JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF SEATTLE (REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT SERVICE CENTERS)

  • Description: Help refugees and immigrants make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
  • Population Served: Refugees and immigrants from all over the world.
  • Addresses: Refugee & Immigrant Service Centers (RISC)
    • Eastside Office: 15821 NE 8th Street, Suite 210, Bellevue, WA 98008-3957
    • South King County Office: 1209 Central Avenue South, Suite 134 Kent, WA 98032-7439
  • Phone Number(s):
    • Eastside Office: 425-643-2221
    • South King County Office: 253-850-4065
  • Website: http://www.jfsseattle.org/refugee.html
  • Non-English Services Available: The JFS Refugee & Immigrant Service Centers are staffed with professional case managers/job developers fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic and Farsi.
  • Additional Information:
    • All programs are offered at no charge to participants.
    • Sample Services:
      • Language Classes: Day and evening English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at varying levels in a variety of locations. For more information visit: http://www.jfsseattle.org/resl.html
      • Resettlement: Refugees and immigrants from all over the world are supported and encouraged as they integrate successfully into their new environments.
      • Social Services: Our staff provides assistance in applying for low-cost housing, translation services for school, medical and legal needs and government agencies, assistance with citizenship applications, classes and support and referral services.
      • Information and Assistance: Ensure that eligible elderly, low-income individuals and adults with disabilities are aware of and provided basic and necessary services. Services include outreach, assessment of clients' needs and client assistance in their own language.

+ LAMBERT HOUSE (DROP-IN CENTER FOR QUEER YOUTH)

  • Description: The drop-in center has a full kitchen, living room with a pool table, a stereo for tunes, a library with queer books, TV, games, and people to talk with about anything.
  • Population Served: Lambert House is a safe place for queer youth ages 22 and under.
  • Address: Lambert House Address: 1818 15th Ave on Capitol Hill in Seattle (between E Howell & E Denny Way).
    • Metro Buses 8, 10, and 43 stop nearby.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 23111, Seattle, WA 98102
  • Hours: The drop-in center is open: Monday - Friday, 4pm - 9:30pm.
  • Phone Number: 206-322-2515
  • Website: http://www.lamberthouse.org/
  • Additional Information:
    • Mission: Lambert house is a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning youth that empowers youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.
    • Everyday, approximately 25 youth visit us.
    • About 50 percent of the youth who come to Lambert House are youth of color; a little over half of the youth are male; most of the remaining half are female, with about five percent identifying as transgender.
    • Lambert House offers LGBTQ youth 25 different programs, activities, resources, and services on an ongoing, year-round basis (http://www.lamberthouse.org/programs.html).
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Other Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Other Services section.)

+ YWCA (ANGELINE'S DAY CENTER FOR WOMEN)

  • Description: Daytime drop-in services for women.
  • Population Served: Women 18 years and older. Women who are low-income or homeless and need a place to get resources, information and support with basic needs, including: food, laundry, shower facilities and health care.
  • Address: Angeline's Day Center, 2030 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Hours: Opens 8 a.m. everyday. (Walk-ins welcome.)
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Daytime Drop-in Front Desk: 206-436-8650
    • Enhanced Night Program: 206-436-8656
    • Winter Shelter: 206-770-0156
  • Website: http://www.ywcaworks.org/page.aspx?pid=389
  • Additional Information:
    • The homeless women who come to Angeline's Day Center can enjoy meals in the dining room, leave their belongings in large lockers, care for their personal hygiene in showers and bathrooms, and clean their clothes in the laundry rooms. They can take refuge from the cold, talk to counselors, get medical treatment, or simply sit and rest.
    • At YWCA Angeline's Women's Center, the danger, uncertainty and indignity of living on the streets are replaced by safety, support and respect.
 

Hygiene Centers, Laundry and Clothing Assistance:

+ COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE (HYGIENE CENTER)

  • Description: The Hygiene Center offers homeless men and women a place to use the restroom, take a hot shower and do a load of laundry.
  • Population Served: Homeless men and women
  • Address: Located in the Pioneer Square headquarters: 77 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Hours: Open Monday-Friday 7 am – 2:30 pm; Closed holidays. *The Hygiene Center is open on a drop-in basis during regular business hours.
  • Phone Number: 206-474-1000
  • Website: http://www.compasscenter.org/what-we-do-top/day-services/hygiene-center/
  • Additional Information: Compass Housing Alliance does not require a government issued ID, but prefers an ID with a picture just to more easily match the service with the person.

+ LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE (THE URBAN REST STOP)

  • Description: Hygiene center and laundry facilities.
  • Population Served: For homeless individuals and families. (A significant number of our patrons are LGBTQ self-identified and/or undocumented/immigrants/refugees.)
  • Address: The Urban Rest Stop locations are:
    • Downtown Seattle Urban Rest Stop: 1924 9th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101
    • University District Urban Rest Stop: 1415 NE 43rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (The entrance to the UD URS is located on the side of the building in the alleyway).
    • Soon to be open late-September 2015: Ballard Urban Rest Stop, 2014 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Hours:
    • Downtown Seattle Urban Rest Stop: Open Monday-Friday 5:30am - 9:30pm (Closed Fridays 11am-2pm); Saturday-Sunday (June 1 - Sept. 30) 8:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday-Sunday (Oct. 1 - May 31) 8:00am - 3:00pm.
    • University District Urban Rest Stop: Open Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am – 12pm; 1pm-6pm; Friday 9am-12pm; 1pm - 5:30pm.
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Downtown Seattle Urban Rest Stop Phone: 206-332-0110
    • University District Urban Rest Stop Phone: 206-327-0744
  • Website: http://www.urbanreststop.org/
  • Additional Information:
    • The Urban Rest Stop provides a clean, safe and welcoming facility where individuals and families can come and use restrooms, shower and laundry facilities.
    • All services are provided at no cost to patrons.
    • Upon arrival we ask if a patron has ever used the Downtown URS before. If this is their first use, we ask for their first and last name, birth date, social security number, ethnic background, etc. A patron is free to refuse to answer any question that he or she feels is inappropriate without any reprisal or reduction in the use of the Downtown Urban Rest Stop services.
    • At no point in time, during the collection of Demographic Information, does any staff member ask to verify any information verbally provided by a patron by the provision of a government issued identification, i.e. a driver's license, social security card, passport, visa, entry papers, work papers, library card, utility bill, etc.
    • When a patron returns to use Downtown URS services again, we request that they provide us with the same name and birth date that they provided us before.
    • The other Urban Rest Stop locations, the University District and the Ballard location, do not ask for demographic information (do not participate in the federal Homeless Management Information System database program).

+ YWCA (WORKING WARDROBE)

  • Description: Working Wardrobe provides FREE clothing and hygiene products to individuals who identify as female as long as they have a referral from one of our partnering agencies (over 300 in the community ranging from AARP to Worksource).
  • Population Served: Working Wardrobe is referral based, so participants (individuals who identify as female) need to receive a clothing voucher from one of our partner agencies and then they can visit our location for clothing during our open hours. Vouchers are good for one quarter and clients may visit once per quarter.
  • Address (Seattle Location): YWCA Seneca, 1118 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Hours (YWCA Seneca Main Offices): 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
  • Phone Number (Seattle Location): 206-325-3453
  • Website: http://www.ywcaworks.org/page.aspx?pid=417
  • Additional Information:
    • Clothing bank offering free, business-appropriate attire to homeless or low-income women in need of clothing for interviews or new jobs.
    • How it works: Working Wardrobe in Seattle operates on a voucher system. Clients are referred by counselors or case managers to receive free, work-appropriate clothing. Clients can redeem their vouchers at location.
    • The YWCA strives to be inclusive with both our language and the services we provide at all our locations.
    • We require nothing from our clients other than some form of ID, this DOES NOT have to be government issued or even have a picture on it. We have many transitional or homeless clients and many have no ID so we accept letters, bus and shelter IDs, expired ID and even prescriptions.
    • Clients do not need to be job searching.

Counseling Services

Support Groups:

+ API Chaya (Advocacy-Based Counseling and Support Groups)

  • Description: Anti-domestic violence agency serving the greater Seattle area.
  • Population served: Serves all Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Mailing Address: API Chaya, P.O. Box 14047, Seattle, WA 98114
  • Location: Confidential, call helpline or toll free number listed below first.
  • Phone Number(s):
    • Helpline Number: 206-325-0325
    • Toll Free Number: 1-877-922-4292
    • Office Number: 206-467-9976
    • Fax Number: 206-467-1072
  • Helpline and Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Email: info@apichaya.org
  • Website: www.apichaya.org
  • Additional Information: Our direct-services program provides advocacy-based counseling for survivors of domestic violence. Many of our clients have intersecting family and immigration law needs. Pro bono services available.
  • Non-English Services Available: Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish, Punjabi, Urdu.
  • Legal Services Available: (Please see "API Chaya" under our catalog's Legal Services section.)

+ BINET SEATTLE (SOCIAL AND SUPPORT ORGANIZATION)

  • Description: BiNet Seattle is a bisexual non-profit, mixed gender, social and support organization created to foster a visible community for bisexual, bi-curious people, and their partners in the Puget Sound area.
  • Population Served: Bisexual, bi-curious people, and their partners in the Puget Sound area.
  • Hours: Visit online BiNet Seattle calendar at http://www.binetseattle.org/calendar.html
  • Contact Information: To join the BiNet Seattle Announcements List, sign up at our BiNet Seattle Announcements Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/binet-seattle-announce
  • Website: http://www.binetseattle.org/
  • Additional Information: We support the community through educational speakings, support groups and social events.

+ GENDER ALLIANCE OF SOUTH SOUND (SUPPORT GROUPS)

  • Description: Support and social group for crossdressers, transsexuals, transgender and/or other individuals who self-identify as different than the gender they were assigned at birth
  • Population Served: We welcome anyone upon the vast transgender spectrum: crossdressers, transsexuals (M-to-F and F-to-M), intersexed individuals, as well as spouses, significant others, friends and family.
  • Address: Gender Alliance of South Sound, The Oasis Rainbow Center, 2215 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Hours: For details on meeting times and locations please visit: http://southsoundgender.com/meetings.html
  • Email: contact@southsoundgender.com
  • Website: http://southsoundgender.com/
  • Additional Information:
    • The Gender Alliance of the South Sound (G.A.S.S.) is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit group dedicated to assisting the transgender community within the South Puget Sound area of Washington state.
    • G.A.S.S. is open to all individuals who wish to learn more about their own unique inner self, and to meet and mingle with others who are likewise on this voyage of discovery.
    • Not only is G.A.S.S. a great venue for meeting new friends, we can help steer you in the right direction for whatever resources you may need to continue your transgender pathway efficiently and safely.

+ Ingersoll Gender Center (Support Groups)

  • Description: Organization based in Seattle that supports transgender people and gender variant people towards growth and well being.
  • Population Served: Transgender people and gender variant people.
  • Location: 517 E Pike Street, lower floor Seattle, WA 98122
  • Mailing Address: 1425 Broadway #509 Seattle, WA 98122
  • Voicemail: 206-849-7859
  • Email: ingersollgender@gmail.com
  • Website: www.ingersollcenter.org
  • Support Group Opportunities: Examples include "Wednesday All-Trans Support Group" and "Saturday Social Group." Details on times and locations of support groups at ingersollcenter.org/services.

+ LAMBERT HOUSE (SUPPORT GROUPS FOR QUEER YOUTH)

  • Description: Support groups for queer youth.
  • Population Served: Lambert House is a safe place for queer youth ages 22 and under.
  • Address: Lambert House Address: 1818 15th Ave on Capitol Hill in Seattle (between E Howell & E Denny Way).
    • Metro Buses 8, 10, and 43 stop nearby.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 23111, Seattle, WA 98102
  • Hours: Please visit the online calendar for specific information on times and dates of support groups: http://www.lamberthouse.org/calendar.html
  • Phone Number: 206-322-2515
  • Website: http://www.lamberthouse.org/programs.html
  • Additional Information (Support Group Details):
    • Transgender Group: The Transgender Group is a weekly discussion and support group that gathers in the library. See the calendar page for the current day and time. Facilitated by transgendered adults, this group provides a chance for youth who have questions or are exploring their gender identity, or who identify as transgendered, to get to talk with adults and other youth about their experiences, feelings, and issues. This long-standing group is one of the very few transgender youth discussion groups anywhere in the world and is one example of how Lambert House is an international leader in LGBTQ youth support.
    • Queer Young Females: A discussion/support group that meets weekly in the library. Topics range from family issues to school happenings to like/lust/love relationships. All queer females welcome. Respect for others' personal experiences and ideas is required, as well as respect for their privacy. Come discuss how smart, strong queer women live their lives.
    • Boys Group: This group meets in the library each week; a volunteer conducts the meeting and youth take the opportunity to talk about issues that relate to their everyday lives.
  • Other Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Other Services section.)
  • Social Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Social Services section.)

+ NEW BOYZ CLUB (PEER SUPPORT GROUPS)

  • Description: Transgender and Genderqueer peer support and discussion group
  • Population Served: For people in and around Olympia, WA who were born into the female body and who now identify as another gender, and who are interested in:
    • Getting to know other Transgender and Genderqueer people in our community in a safe space
    • Being in a gender and sex positive environment
    • Addressing drug and alcohol issues
    • Addressing sex and sexuality
    • Defining our role in society
    • Learning about and sharing experiences regarding: gender confirmation surgery, legal issues, hormones, our bodies, safe sex, passing, emotional and mental changes, masculine and feminine roles & identity, family, coming out, and other pertinent issues
  • Address: Our location is kept confidential - Go to the "Contact Us" page and leave your email address or a contact number if you're interested in joining.
  • Hours: Visit online calendar for group times and locations: http://olympiaftmgroup.webs.com/apps/calendar/
  • Website: http://olympiaftmgroup.webs.com/
  • Additional Information:
  • Current opportunities: NBC Group
    • This group is open to people who identify as: GenderQueer, Transgender FTM, Transsexual, Trans-Masculine, as well as questioning their gender identity.
    • We meet every other Friday, from 7:00-9:00pm in Olympia (see Calendar).
    • We are open to ages 18 & older.
    • This group is 100% supportive of each other and 100% Confidential.
    • Intolerance and disrespect for people in this group and breaching confidentiality is not allowed.

+ PARENTS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS (PFLAG) - (SUPPORT GROUPS)

  • Description: Support groups
  • Population Served: Seattle and surrounding commuting area including Renton. Serves parents, family members and friends of those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and intersexed (LGBTQI). Also serves LGBTQI individuals who need support with issues related to coming out and self acceptance. Straight allies of LGBTQI community and issues are also welcome.
  • Hours: Support meetings held on specific weekday evenings. Days of the Week: Friday; Monday; Thursday; Tuesday; Wednesday. Call for specific times and locations, or visit website at: http://pflagseattle.org/
  • Phone Number: 206-325 – 7724
    • Voicemail only; calls returned within 48 hours.
  • Website: http://pflagseattle.org/

+ SEATTLE AREA SUPPORT GROUP AND COMMUNITY CENTER (SUPPORT GROUP)

  • Description: Support group focus varies but may include HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and recovery, or other LGBTQI relevant issues.
  • Population Served: Facilitates support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS. Also offers support groups for members of the greater King County community.
  • Address: 303 17th Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98112
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 12pm - 9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 9pm
  • Phone Number: 206-322 – 2437
  • Email: josh@sasgcc.org
  • Website: http://sasgcc.org/
  • Additional Information:
    • Groups are led by trained peer facilitators.
    • Most groups are ongoing and meet weekly. Some require pre-registration.
    • Call or visit the website for a current calendar (http://sasgcc.org/calendar) and additional information about each group.
    • Pre-registration is required for some groups.

+ SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICE (SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOUNG ADULTS)

  • Description: Offers counseling for LGBTQI young adults as well as children of LGBTQI adults.
    • Offers referrals for housing, employment, health, mental health and counseling.
  • Population Served: Serves self-identified LGBTQI young adults, ages 18-25, and children of LGBTQI adults.
    • Includes at-risk young adults who have run away, have been banished from their homes, live on the streets, suffer from mental illness, have HIV/AIDS, or who have made suicide threats or attempts. * Area served: No geographic restrictions.
  • Address: 1216 Pine St, Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98101
  • Hours: Office Business Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8am-8pm; Friday, 8am-5pm.
  • Phone Number: 206-323 – 1768
  • Email: info@seattlecounseling.org
  • Website: http://seattlecounseling.org
  • Additional Information:
    • Fees: Sliding scale fees
    • Application instructions: call or apply online
    • Crisis counselors are trained in issues involving: Youth; Sexual orientation, 'coming out'; HIV/AIDS and gender identification.
    • Practical Skills Assistance places emphasis on job-finding, 'coming out,' making productive decisions and utilizing community resources for tangible needs (food, shelter, etc.)

+ THE NORTHWEST NETWORK SURVIVORS (REFERRALS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS)

  • Description: Resources and referrals including mental health programs and LGBT social support groups.
  • Population Served: Skilled support for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual abuse.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118
  • Hours: Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you leave us a message, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Phone Number: 206-568-7777
  • Fax Number: 206-325-2601
  • Email: info@nwnetwork.org
    • Be aware that while we are sometimes able to offer support via email, our ability to do so is limited.
  • Website: http://nwnetwork.org/who-we-are/
  • Additional Information:
    • Highly recommended by LGBTQ asylee from Kenya
    • It works best to give us a call (206-568-7777).
    • We’ll set up a time for you to speak with an advocate who can answer questions about our services.
    • Advocates will talk in depth with you about what’s happening in your relationship and identify the best available resources in your community.
    • The Crisis Clinic: A general 24-hour crisis line serving King County, WA residents Phone: 866-427-4747
    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: A general 24-hour domestic violence hotline Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
    • While the Crisis Clinic and the National Domestic Violence Hotline are not LGBT-specific organizations, their staff members are committed to providing meaningful support to all callers.
  • Legal Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Legal Services section.)
  • Social Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Social Services section.)

+ WASHINGTON GENDER ALLIANCE (SUPPORT GROUPS)

  • Description: A support and educational organization dedicated to helping people deal with the issues of gender identity and/or expression, be it their own, or those of someone in their lives.
  • Population Served: Our organization is indeed open and welcoming toward all members of the LGBTQ community. However, our focus is on transgender people. Our primary activity is conducting community-oriented support groups for transgender individuals and their friends, family and significant others.
  • Location and Hours: For meeting times and locations please visit: http://www.washingtongenderalliance.com/meetings.html
  • Phone Number: 360-445-2411
  • Email: info@washingtongenderalliance.com
  • Website: http://washingtongenderalliance.com/
  • Additional Information:
    • Non-profit organization which serves the state of Washington.
    • Dedicated to helping people deal with the issues of gender identity and/or expression, be it their own, or those of someone in their lives.
    • We have no requirements to participate in our programs. We do not check identification. Our only real condition is that participants' lives be somehow impacted by transgenderism.

27: mailto: info@washingtongenderalliance.com

+ YWCA (BABES NETWORK)

  • Description: Peer education and support program for women living with HIV; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together.
  • Population Served: Women living with HIV and their families in Washington state.
  • Address: We are located on the first floor of the downtown YWCA building at 1118 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm
  • Phone Number(s): To do an intake with one of our peer counselors, call us at 206-720-5566 or toll free at 1-888-292-1912.
  • Email(s):
    • General emails: the_staff@babesnetwork.org
    • Program Manager, Nicole Price: nicole@babesnetwork.org
    • Lead Peer Advocate, Brenda Higgins: brenda@babesnetwork.org
    • Peer Advocate, Tranisha Arzah: tranisha@babesnetwork.org
    • Peer Advocate, Kelly Hill: kelly@babesnetwork.org
    • Peer Advocate, Camilla Wilson: camilla@babesnetwork.org
    • Website: http://www.babesnetwork.org/
    • Additional Information:
    • BABES Network’s mission is to reduce isolation, promote self-empowerment, enhance the quality of life and serve the needs of women living with HIV and their families through outreach, peer support, advocacy, and education.
    • Each year, more than 225 HIV-positive women receive peer support from HIV-positive peer advocates.
    • Our services include:
      • Advocacy & Self-Advocacy Trainings
      • Peer Mentorship & Volunteer Opportunities
      • Peer Counseling
      • Educational Forums
      • Support Groups
      • Leadership Retreats
      • Outreach & Prevention Education
      • Mental Health Therapy
 

Mental Health Services:

+ API Chaya (Advocacy-Based Counseling and Support Groups)

  • Description: Anti-domestic violence agency serving the greater Seattle area.
  • Population served: Serves all Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Mailing Address: API Chaya, P.O. Box 14047, Seattle, WA 98114
  • Location: Confidential, call helpline or toll free number listed below first.
  • Helpline Number: 206-325-0325; Toll Free Number: 1-877-922-4292; Office Phone Number: 206-467-9976; Fax Phone Number: 206-467-1072
  • Helpline and Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Email: info@apichaya.org
  • Website: www.apichaya.org
  • Additional Information: Our direct-services program provides advocacy-based counseling for survivors of domestic violence. Many of our clients have intersecting family and immigration law needs. Pro bono services available.
  • Non-English Services Available: Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish, Punjabi, Urdu.
  • Legal Services Available: (Please see "API Chaya" under our catalog's Legal Services section.)

+ CRISIS CLINIC (KING COUNTY 2-1-1 HELPLINE)

+ LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE (CHICKEN SOUP BRIGADE: NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING)

  • Description: This counseling, called "Medical Nutritional Therapy," includes a thorough assessment of each client’s nutritional health and individual dietary needs by a registered dietitian. Together, the dietitian and client determine which diet changes work into the client’s current lifestyle, including social and financial limitations.
  • Population Served: To be eligible for this service, you must be living with a chronic medical condition and meet some other specific criteria.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 80547, Seattle, WA 98108
  • Phone Number: To find out if you are eligible for our food program, or to hold or stop your services, please contact our care coordinators at 206-957-1686.
  • Website: http://www.llaa.org/chickensoup
  • Medical Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Medical Services section.)
  • Social Services Available: (Please see "LifeLong AIDS Alliance" under our catalog's Social Services section.)

+ THE NORTHWEST NETWORK SURVIVORS (REFERRALS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS)

  • Description: Resources and referrals including mental health programs and LGBT social support groups.
  • Population Served: Skilled support for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual abuse.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118
  • Hours: Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you leave us a message, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Phone Number: 206-568-7777
  • Fax Number: 206-325-2601
  • Email: info@nwnetwork.org
    • Be aware that while we are sometimes able to offer support via email, our ability to do so is limited.
  • Website: http://nwnetwork.org/who-we-are/
  • Additional Information:
    • Highly recommended by LGBTQ asylee from Kenya
    • It works best to give us a call (206-568-7777).
    • We’ll set up a time for you to speak with an advocate who can answer questions about our services.
    • Advocates will talk in depth with you about what’s happening in your relationship and identify the best available resources in your community.
    • The Crisis Clinic: A general 24-hour crisis line serving King County, WA residents Phone: 866-427-4747
    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: A general 24-hour domestic violence hotline Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
    • While the Crisis Clinic and the National Domestic Violence Hotline are not LGBT-specific organizations, their staff members are committed to providing meaningful support to all callers.
  • Legal Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Legal Services section.)
  • Social Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Social Services section.)

+ YWCA (PATHWAYS COUNSELING)

  • Description: Supportive mental health counseling on a sliding scale for community members and YWCA clients.
  • Population Served: Counseling for adults, families and couples is offered addressing issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship and life transitions.
    • Eligibility is determined through our intake process. Individuals who are interested in counseling services are asked to call our intake line at 425-412-2360.
  • Addresses:
    • Everett Regional Center, 3301 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201
    • Family Village Lynnwood, 19703 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, by appointment only.
  • Phone Number: Call intake line at 425-412-2360.
  • Website: http://www.ywcaworks.org/page.aspx?pid=408
 

Cultural Organizations:

+ ENTRE HERMANOS (LATINA LGBTQ WOMEN'S PROGRAM)

  • Description: This group provides a social space for women to come together and build community. We also bring in community resource people to share information on a variety of topics. These include health topics and also areas like social justice, employment, housing and more. This group is responsive to the needs expressed by the community.
  • Population Served: Our women’s program provides a space for women who identify as Latinas and are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or gender-fluid.
  • Address: Entre Hermanos, 1105 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
  • Entre Hermanos Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Phone number: 206-992-5153
  • Website: http://entrehermanos.org/?page_id=638
  • Non-English Services Available: Se habla español
  • Additional Information:
    • Our programs are usually delivered in Spanish or a bilingual format, and in a culturally appropriate manner by staff and health educators who are part of the community we serve.
    • We seek to build community leadership and promote equity through advocacy and community mobilizing.

Legal Services

+ API CHAYA (LEGAL ASSISTANCE)

  • Description: Anti-domestic violence agency serving the greater Seattle area.
  • Population Served: Serves all Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Mailing Address: API Chaya, P.O. Box 14047, Seattle, WA 98114
  • Location: Confidential, call helpline or toll free number listed below first.
  • Helpline Number: 206-325-0325; Toll Free Number: 1-877-922-4292; Office Phone Number: 206-467-9976; Fax Number: 206-467-1072
  • Helpline and Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Email: info@apichaya.org
  • Website: www.apichaya.org
  • Non-English Services Available: Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish, Punjabi, Urdu.
  • Additional Information:
    • Many of our clients have intersecting family and immigration law needs. Pro bono services available.
    • Area of law: Civil Rights, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Child protection, Civil protection orders: Initial proceeding, Civil protection orders: Contempt/Enforcement, Criminal justice (e.g., victim compensation), Human trafficking, International law, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT), Elder Abuse
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "API Chaya" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)

+ NORTHWEST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT (LEGAL SERVICES)

  • Description: Pro bono legal services
  • Population Served: Low-income families and individuals
  • Mailing Address: 615 2nd Ave Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Hours (Seattle Office): Monday to Friday 9:30AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 4:00PM; Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Phone Numbers:
    • Phone: 206.587.4009
    • Toll Free: 800.445.5771
    • If you are detained in the Northwest Detention Center please call: 253.383.0519
  • Website: http://www.nwirp.org/howwehelp/directservices
  • Additional Information:
    • For Seattle office call Western Washington Office (serving individuals in Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum & Whatcom counties) during office hours. Tell the receptionist you are calling about asylum and ask for the Asylum Unit (http://www.nwirp.org/gethelp/accessourservices).
    • Do not accept walk-ins to our offices.
    • Do not accept collect calls.
    • If you are in danger from physical abuse, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799 SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
    • Advice from LGBT asylee: “(Seattle Office) are very gay friendly. They are affiliated with QLaw in Seattle. They will short list cases based on merit of claims: that means they will need to have an appointment with them especially with influx of priority cases from Central.”
    • Do intakes on pro bono or sliding scale.

+ THE NORTHWEST NETWORK SURVIVORS (REFERRALS FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE)

  • Description: Resources and referrals including legal assistance.
  • Population Served: Skilled support for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual abuse.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118
  • Hours: Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you leave us a message, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Phone Number: 206-568-7777
  • Fax Number: 206-325-2601
  • Email: info@nwnetwork.org
    • Be aware that while we are sometimes able to offer support via email, our ability to do so is limited.
  • Website: http://nwnetwork.org/who-we-are/
  • Additional Information:
    • Highly recommended by LGBTQ asylee from Kenya.
    • It works best to give us a call (206-568-7777).
    • We’ll set up a time for you to speak with an advocate who can answer questions about our services.
    • Advocates will talk in depth with you about what’s happening in your relationship and identify the best available resources in your community.
    • The Crisis Clinic: A general 24-hour crisis line serving King County, WA residents Phone: 866-427-4747
    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: A general 24-hour domestic violence hotline Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233).
    • While the Crisis Clinic and the National Domestic Violence Hotline are not LGBT-specific organizations, their staff members are committed to providing meaningful support to all callers.
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Social Services Available: (Please see "The Northwest Network Survivors" under our catalog's Social Services section.)

+ THE QLAW FOUNDATION: THE GLBT BAR ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON (GLBT LEGAL CLINIC)

  • Description: The QLAW Foundation GLBT Legal Clinic offers a free 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney.
  • Population Served: LGBTQ community
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1991, Seattle, WA 98111-1991
  • Hours: The clinic is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
    • Consultations are by appointment only.
  • Email (QLaw President’s email address): president@q-law.org
  • Website: http://www.q-law.org/LegalClinic
  • Additional Information:

    • Protecting relationships, advising about domestic partnerships, powers of attorney, etc.
    • Protecting parental rights, including adoption options
    • Dissolving domestic partnerships ("divorce")
    • Debt and bankruptcy problems
    • Changing legal name and gender
    • Discrimination (employment, housing, insurance, schools, etc.)
    • Wills and estate planning

    We are not able to:

    • Provide court representation
    • Help those living outside King County, Washington (unless they have a legal issue in King County), but we will try to connect you with resources that can assist you
    • Give legal advice over the phone or via e-mail (so please do not send us any sensitive information via e-mail or in voicemail)
 

+ LAW OFFICE OF ANDRE OLIVIE, PLLC (U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY)


Other Services

Libraries:

+ CASCADE RAINBOW COMMUNITY CENTER (LGBT PUBLIC LIBRARY)

  • Description: Center is home to the largest collection of LGBT books, newspapers, and zines in Skagit County.
  • Population Served: LGBTQ community
  • Address: Cascades Rainbow Community Center,1508 N 18th Street, Mount Vernon, WA.
    • NOTE: Mount Vernon is about 1 hr 10 minutes drive from Seattle.
  • Hours: Fridays, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
  • Website: http://cascaderainbow.org/node/7
  • Additional Information:

+ Gay City Health Project (Gay City LGBT Library)

  • Description: The Michael C. Weidemann LGBT Library at Gay City has grown to a collection of over 7,000 books that cover a wide range of LGBT topics.
  • Population Served: Gay City's LGBT Library is open to all LGBTQ folks. If folks want to check out books from our library, we do have folks show picture ID to verify their identity when the become a member of the library. However, this ID does not need to be government issued. Also, individuals are welcome to use our computers, resource referral services, or look at materials in the library without showing ID.
  • Address: Gay City Health Project, 517 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm; Saturday: 11am – 5pm
  • Phone Number: The LGBT Resource and Referral line at 206-323-LGBT (206-323-5428)
  • Email: resources@gaycity.org
  • Website: https://www.gaycity.org/library/
  • Additional Information:
    • Browse resources online at: https://www.gaycity.org/resources/ .
    • Books, CDs and DVDs are donated by community members, and can be checked out by community members for free with a valid ID.
    • The library also houses and staffs the Seattle LGBT Resource & Referral Center, which connects thousands of LGBT individuals each year with the information and resources they need. Resources are available both online and on a drop-in basis, including free internet access and trained volunteer support staff.
    • The library also has computer drop-in stations.
 

Computer Labs & Free Internet Access:

+ LAMBERT HOUSE (CYBERCENTER FOR QUEER YOUTH)

  • Description: Computer lab for queer youth.
  • Population Served: Lambert House is a safe place for queer youth ages 22 and under.
  • Address: Lambert House Address: 1818 15th Ave on Capitol Hill in Seattle (between E Howell & E Denny Way).
    • Metro Buses 8, 10, and 43 stop nearby.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 23111, Seattle, WA 98102
  • Hours: Come visit the David Bohnett CyberCenter 5 nights per week at Lambert House. Lambert House online calendar: http://www.lamberthouse.org/calendar.html
  • Phone Number: 206-322-2515
  • Website: http://www.lamberthouse.org/david-bohnett-cyber-center.html
  • Additional Information:
    • The CyberCenter is one of Lambert House's most popular resources and helps LGBTQ youth build community and self-esteem through online research and personal connection.
    • The CyberCenter includes high-speed internet connections, black & white and color printers, headphones, and extensive software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Counseling Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Counseling Services section.)
  • Social Services Available: (Please see "Lambert House" under our catalog's Social Services section.)

+ SEATTLE COMPUTER NETWORK (COMPUTER ACCESS)

  • Description: The Seattle Community Network (SCN) is a free public-access computer network for exchanging and accessing information.
  • Population Served: Open to all.
  • Phone Number (SCN Voicemail): 206-365-4528
  • Email (SCN Helpdesk): help@scn.org
  • Website: http://www.scn.org/
  • Additional Information: There are no charges to use this system.
 

Free Mailing Services:

+ COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE (CLIENT SERVICES OFFICE)

  • Description: Free mailing and banking services
  • Population Served: For homeless and low-income people
  • Address: Located in the Pioneer Square headquarters: 77 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Hours: Open Monday - Friday 9am – 4pm; except for bank holidays
  • Phone Number: 206-474-1000
  • Website: http://www.compasscenter.org/what-we-do-top/day-services/client-services-office/
  • Additional Information:
    • One of our most basic services, access to the Client Services Office (CSO) is available on a drop-in basis during regular business hours.
    • For those who are homeless, a mailing address provides stability and the opportunity to apply for benefits, seek employment, access resources and exercise the right to vote.
    • Does not require a government issued ID, but prefers an ID with a picture just to more easily match the service with the person.
 

Recreational Activites & Facilities: