Local Community Resources
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Alliance for DSD Family and Peer Support - Seattle Children's Hospital: This group provides information, contact and support to parents, children and young adults affected by disorders of sex development (DSD), including conditions sometimes previously referred to as intersex. The group meets on the first Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. Call Jane Goto, community liaison, at 206-271-1513, or email her email@example.com to register or for more information. Website: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/support-groups/
Asian Counseling & Referral Service: services are provided in the language of the young people and their families, with an understanding of their culture, including individual and family counseling, supportive case management, psychiatric evaluations and medication management, 24-hour crisis service, affordable individual, group and family therapy, parent education and family support, youth activities and support groups (available for free at high schools in Seattle and Bellevue). To find more information about school-based activities and support groups or to make a counseling appointment, call 206-695-7511.Website: http://www.acrs.org/; Phone: 206.695.7578
Beyond the Bridge - Seattle - The mission of Beyond the Bridge is to foster a safer, more accepting community in which all youth can survive and thrive regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our goal is to create more affirming spaces for LGBTQ youth in their families, schools, and places of worship. Through public education and community events we raise awareness of the challenges facing queer youth, and bring a needed LGBTQ and straight ally voice to local suicide prevention efforts. Through fundraising and grantmaking we support local projects and organizations that are working to decrease factors contributing to LGBTQ youth suicide risk, including bullying, family rejection, homelessness, homophobia, transphobia, and messages of intolerance from faith communities. Website: http://www.beyond-the-bridge.org/
B-GLAD - the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-in Group: a free and confidential drop in group, Meets 6:30-8:00 p.m. Thursdays. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services; Phone: (425) 556-2370 (Firehouse) OR (425) 747-4937 (Youth Eastside Service); 999 164th Avenue NE, Bellevue; Website: http://www.youtheastsideservices.org
BiNet Seattle: a social and support organization for bisexual people and their partners. Offers social events and support groups (NOT specifically for youth) and a speakers bureau called "Bi-Out" - which educates the public about bisexuality. Website: http://www.binetseattle.org
Camp Ten Trees:
offers a loving and engaging residential summer camp program in western Washington State. One week is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their allies (ages 13-17). Another week is for children (ages 8-17) of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families. Camp Ten Trees is a place for diverse youth who share a common experience to come together to build community through both typical camp activities as well as age-appropriate opportunities to explore diversity, identity, and youth coalition building. This summer camp program is guided by a commitment to social justice and by the values of Courage, Health, Inclusion, Play, Stewardship, Family, Acceptance, Integrity, and Leadership. Founded in 2000, Camp Ten Trees has long benefited from the involvement of campers, volunteer staff, and supporters from the Pacific Northwest, across the United States, and beyond. For more information on registering for camp, volunteering, or otherwise supporting this non-profit endeavor, please contact Camp Ten Trees today! Office address: 1122 E Pike ST, #1488; Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-288-9568; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.camptentrees.org
Capitol Hill Alano Club: offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 1900 Madison Street., Seattle. Phone: 860-9560; Website: http://www.capitolhillalanoclub.org.
Catholic Parents Support Group: meets the third Monday of each month at the Parish Center of Saint Benedict Parish from 7-9p.m. , 1805 N. 49th Street, Seattle; contact Janie Stevens at 425-486-7579 or Sharon Lowe at 206-542-2549.
(City of) Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities: addresses and presents the concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered citizens of Seattle to the Mayor, City Council, and all City Departments. The Commission recommends legislation, policy, programs and budget items to the mayor, city council and city departments. Contact people: Phone: 206-684-4514; or Jacque Larrainzar: Phone: 206-684-4533; Website: http://www.cityofseattle.net/scsm/
(City of)Seattle Office for Civil Rights (OCR): enforces City, State and Federal anti-discrimination laws. Seattle law prohibits discrimination based on -- among other factors -- gender identity and sexual orientation and harassment based on sexual orientation. OCR conducts workshops, distributes literature, and more. Contact person: Jacque Larrainzar; Email: Jacque.Larrainzar@seattle.gov; Phone: 206-684-4533; Website: http://www.cityofseattle.net/civilrights/ Hablamos EspaÑl!
COLAGE: Do you have one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender parent? Want to meet other folks who understand what its like to have LGBT parents? Be a part of the newly re-activated COLAGE Seattle group - community & fun for youth and adults with LGBT parents. The group is being restarted by Jonathan and Rebecca, two adults who have LGBT parents. Come and share your ideas for the group and meet other Seattle-area COLAGE youth and adults! Meets on the second Friday of every month at 7 PM All ages welcome. Location: Faire Cafe & Gallery, 1351 E. Olive Way, just off I-5, between Capital Hill and Downtown Seattle. For more information contact Rebecca Landa: 206-363-0880 or email: email@example.com
The Country Doctor Free Teen Clinic: Free medical care for homeless youth ages 12 through 23 yrs. Dedicated to providing at no cost for the medical and social needs of street involved youths. Open Monday & Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm. Provides free, confidential medical services including, but not limited to physical exams, colds, pains, itches, birth control, condoms, pregnancy testing, STD testing & treatment and HIV testing etc. There are NO appointments at this clinic, walk-in visits only. There is no charge for Youth Clinic patients. "We believe that quality health care services should be available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay." See their January 2012 flyer (pdf file) for example of services. Phone: (206) 299-1636; Address: 500 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112; Website: http://www.countrydoctoryouthclinic.org/
Diverse Harmony: this gay/straight alliance youth chorus is designed to nurture friendships, promote musical abilities and provide a safe place where gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered and straight youth (ages 13-22) participate in a choral community where they celebrate their diversity through music.
Address:1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-227-6215, contact form;
Dunshee House: provides emotional support and personal development services to those affected by HIV/AIDS, the Queer communities, and those who love them. Support groups, retreats and more. Address: 303 - 17th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112; Phone: 206-322-2437; Fax: 206-322-1779; Email: http://sasg.org/index.html
Eastside Outreach Drop-In Center: a program of Friends of Youth catering to homeless youth on the Eastside. Friends of Youth Family Resource Center Campus; 16225 NE 87th Street, Suite B-12; Redmond, WA 98052; Phone: (425) 869-6490 x 342; Website: http://www.friendsofyouth.org/
Evangelicals Concerned: a grass roots volunteer organization, is a non-denominational evangelical resource providing a community of fellowship that is a safe place for gay and lesbian Christians to reconcile and integrate their faith and sexuality, and to grow toward Christian maturity - EC offers Christian-based peer counseling group; one-to-one peer counseling for gays and lesbians; twice weekly meetings for socializing, guest speakers, and political discussions for gays, lesbians, and their friends. Phone: 206-285-2696; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.ecwr.org; (for additional faith communities, go to: http://www.gbgm-umc.org/ravenna/draftlist.html)
FamilyWorks GLBT Playgroup: for GLBT parents & caregivers of children, ages 0-3. "Come have fun, find support, & information about parenting in our child-friendly, GLBT-friendly environment." Meets 10:00-11:30 a.m. Mondays. 1501 N 45th St, Seattle. Please call to pre-register. Phone: 206-694-6727.
Federal Way Group for GLBT youth: There's no group currently meeting at the R&R Teen Drop-in Center across from Federal Way High School, but they are very willing to start one if enough people express an interest. Contact person Sonya O'Brien: Call toll-free (1-888-841-0164).
Gender Diversity: Education and Support Services: Gender Diversity is an education, support, and training organization committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the normal range of gender variations in children, adolescents, and adults. Our services include weekly groups for parents, teens, and children; trainings and consultations, referral services and national conferences. Call 1-855-4 GENDER (toll free) or email info@GenderDiversity.org for more information. Website: http://www.genderdiversity.org/; Find Gender Diversity on Facebook ... http://www.facebook.com/genderdiversity
Gender Odyssey Professional Day: This one-day conference, for those professionals or students seeking to advance their understanding and knowledge of gender variance and transgender identities, serves as a prelude to Gender Odyssey and Gender Odyssey Family or as stand-alone conference. Leading experts will offer sessions discussing best practices for therapists, legal considerations related to transgender issues, current medical protocols, and educational considerations including model policies for gender variant students ages K-12. Continuing Education credits offered for a number of professions. Call 1-855-4 GENDER (toll free) or email info@GenderDiversity.org for more information. Website: http://www.genderdiversity.org/conferences/; Find Gender Diversity on Facebook ... http://www.facebook.com/genderdiversity
Gender Odyssey Family Conference: The Gender Odyssey Family conference is an annual conference for families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender non-conforming or transgender child. As one of the only opportunities in the country to find valuable resources, information and networking opportunities, Gender Odyssey Family provides real tools to support and encourage your child’s gender self-discovery. Website: http://www.genderodysseyfamily.org/; Email: info@GenderDiversity.org
Gender Odyssey Conference: The Gender Odyssey conference is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community in Seattle, USA. Website: http://www.genderodyssey.org/; Email: info@GenderDiversity.org
Ingersoll Gender Center: a nonprofit agency for the transsexual, transvestite and transgender community, offers support and peer counseling, recreational events, educational workshops and referrals to therapists. 1115 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122. Phone: 206-323-5428; Contact form: http://www.ingersollcenter.org/contact; Website: http://www.ingersollcenter.org
Isis: Transitional living for homeless youth, emphasizing service to sexual minorities (LGBTQ young adults ages 18-21 -- for younger youth see "The Shelter" or "La-Ba-Te-Yah"). Case management on site. Co-ed, 10 beds, up to 18-month stays. Provided by YouthCare in Seattle. Prefer agency referral. Phone: 206-522-8412.Jóvenes de Hoy is Entre Hermanos': support group for youth aged 15 to 25. It's a safe space for the free expression of sexual identity, offering health programs especially focused on HIV. Jóvenes de Hoy also focuses on coming-out issues, family reconciliation, and how to stop/deal with social pressures at they relate to sexual orientation. Recreational activities include sports activities, picnics and social events. Este es nuestro grupo que apoya la juventud. La edad de los miembros fluctúa entre los 15 y 25 años. Nos reunimos con la intención de construir un espacio seguro que permita la libre expresión de identidad sexual. Nuestro grupo ofrece programas de salud enfocados especialmente en prevención del VIH/SIDA. Jóvenes de Hoy también se enfoca en algunos temas tales como salir del closet, reconciliación familiar, y cómo lidiar con la presión social respecto a nuestra orientación sexual. La recreación forma una parte importante de este grupo e incluyen actividades deportivas, picnics y reuniones sociales. http://www.myspace.com/seattlejovenesdehoy; or call Luis Fernando Ramirez Limon at 206-322-7700.
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARK): offers crisis intervention line (information, support, & medical & legal assistance), child advocacy, medical and legal advocacy, therapy, professional consultation and continuing education workshops. 24-hour Crisis and Information Line: 888.99VOICE, Business Line: 425-226-5062; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.kcsarc.org
La-Ba-Te-Yah: Independent living program for homeless youth, targeting urban Native American and youth of color. Case management on site. Co-ed. 25 beds for youth ages 14-21. Stays of 18 months (or if not state involved to 22nd b'day). Provided by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle. Open referral w/ interview process. Phone: 206-781-8303.
Lambert House: Activities and resource center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and their allies, 14 to 22, with special services for younger kids, ages 13 and younger. Resources include a drop-in center with pool table, a CyberCenter, meals nightly, art programs, movies, mental health counseling, support groups, dances and other events, free HIV testing/counseling (without blood or needles), mentoring, leadership development, and occasional cultural outings.
Drop-in center is open Monday to Friday from 4:00 to 9:30pm.
If you area youth aged 13 or under or the parent of one, please contact staff at 206-322-515 to discuss the services available. Support groups include:
- Young Men's Group (7:00-8:30 Thursday)
- Tranz Group, gender exploration (7:00-8:30 Tuesday)
- Queer Young Females Group (7:00-8:30 Wednesday)
1818 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Legal Voice: offers legal advocacy on reproductive freedom, family law, health care, economic justice, violence against women, children & youth; lesbian & gay rights, civil rights, employment discrimination, education & athletic discrimination, public benefits (welfare), and more. Founded in 1978 as the Northwest Women's Law Center, the organization has been the vanguard organization bringing groundbreaking litigation and fighting for landmark legislation to ensure justice for women in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. They serve the Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA). Address: 907 Pine Street, Suite 500 - Seattle, WA 98101; Administrative Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Closed Fridays. Legal Information & Referral Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm; Phone: Administrative Office - (206) 682-9552, Legal Information & Referral: (206) 621-7691, (866) 259-7720 (Toll Free), (206) 521-4317 (TTY); Fax: (206) 682-9556; Email: info@LegalVoice.org; Website: http://www.nwwlc.org/
Lifelong AIDS Alliance: provides services for people living with HIV (case management, home chores, housing), education for the general public and high risk populations (seminars, a speakers' bureau), prevention case management for individuals at high risk of becoming infected; and public policy advocacy. 1002 E. Seneca St., Seattle, WA 98122; Contact person: Erick Seelbach; Phone: (206) 329-6923; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Youths' contact person: William Borden: 206-957-1725; Website: http://www.lifelongaidsalliance.org
Maybe Baby: a Seattle support group for LGBTQ people who are interested in becoming parents. All are welcome - new-comers, old-timers. They get together once a month to share stories and information about pregnancy planning, adoption, fostering and (maybe) babies. Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.maybebabyseattle.org
Maybe Babymeetings are on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m.
- Email for more information.
Multifaith Alliance of Reconciling Communities: works to promote awareness of the many faith communities that are welcoming to all, regardless of sexual orientation -- provides a free print directory of faith communities (from Baptist to Buddhist to Wiccan) in the Greater Seattle area who are open to and welcoming of lesbian, gay, transgendered, and questioning people. Phone: 206-324-1520; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.multifaith.org
Northwest Network Of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors Of Abuse (formerly AABL): individual counseling for lesbian, bisexual, gay, and trans people who are dealing with domestic violence; domestic violence support groups for bisexual, trans, lesbian, gay, questioning, and queer survivors of abuse; provides safety planning, legal advocacy. Phone: 206-568-7777 (accepts collect calls); PO Box 20398; Seattle, WA 98102; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.nwnetwork.org
Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf: hosts social events and educational workshops and publishes a newsletter (both print and online). NWRAD promotes solidarity and equality through advocacy and communication avenues to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing gays, lesbian, bisexuals, transgender, queers and intersex (GLBTQI) individuals. Website: http://www.nwrad.orgOUTfront Seattle: An Amnesty International LGBT Action Team. Promoting LGBT rights locally, nationally and internationally through innovative, informational, affective and passionate events and campaigns. Website: http://www.outfrontseattle.org/. Contact person: Eleazar Juarez, firstname.lastname@example.org
OutSpoken LGBT Youth Speaker’s Bureau: a program of The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, OutSpoken is a diverse group of LGBT and allied youth, adults and providers dedicated to challenging bullying, oppression and anti-LGBT violence in our schools. By training youth to be educators, the OutSpoken Speakers’ Bureau empowers youth to directly address and challenge the systems that impact their lives. They hold regular trainings to support you in building the skills needed to be an educator, and then pay them to share thier experiences and knowledge with others. Interested in having a panel of LGBT and allied youth at your school, organization or event? Outspoken has panels available on the topics of coming out, youth empowerment, anti-oppression, being a queer youth of color, experiences in foster care, alternative education, experiences in faith communities and much much more. Address: P.O. Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118; Phone: 206-568-7777; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://nwnetwork.org/what-we-do/youth-programs/
Parent Support Group @ Children's for families with transgender and gender variant children: The group meets from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on the third Sunday of every month. At Children's Hospital and Medical Center, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Room W-3700. For specific directions, please call Aidan Key at 206-853-9390 or 855-4-GENDER or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group is free of charge and provides parents and other family members an opportunity to find information, gain an understanding of the natural and unique gender expression of their children, and learn from each other the ways in which they can support their child at home, in school, and in their neighborhood. Parents also share their family's experiences with doctors, therapists, school administrators and teachers.
PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: promotes the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy.
Chapter and Support Meeting locations:
Bellevue/Eastside -- meets the third Thursday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue; Help Line: 206-325-7724, Email: Info@bellevue-pflag.org; Website: http://www.bellevue-pflag.org
Seattle -- meets the second Monday, 7:00 p.m., Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; additional support meetings in Renton and Des Moines. Help Line: 206-325-7724; Email: SeaPFLAG@drizzle.com; Website: http://www.Seattle-PFLAG.org
POCAAN - People of Color Against AIDS Network: a multi-racial AIDS prevention organization created in response to the devastating impact that HIV/AIDS was and continues to have on communities of color. Phone: 206-322-7061; Website: http://www.pocaan.org.
Peer education and presentations at schools, health fairs and community settings where youth hang out. Truth Anthony (truth@POCAAN.org; ext. 233) and Clifford Thornton (ext. 222)
The ongoing support groups at POCAAN in King County are NOT mostly specifically for youth, but youth would be welcome to participate:
Asian Pacific Islander Youth. Contact person: Collin Kwan, 206.322.7061 ext. 229, collin@POCAAN.org
Girlfriends Talking, Women (Heterosexual, Bi, Lesbian) in the Sex Industry: ext. 240
The Kaz Jones Coalition, (formerly Brother to Brother) Gay & Bi men of African descent. Contact Leonard Dawson, ext. 200
Sistah 2 Sistah, Lesbian, Bi, Trans women of African descent. Contact Sheilah Robinson, ext. 235
T-Time, Transgender people of color: ext. 225
Positive Women's Network: connects women, girls and their families to health services and disease prevention. PWN is a resource for all women at any stage of wellness in Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties. Monthly support groups, call for information. Address: 2817 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201; Phone: 425-259-9899, toll free: 1-888-651-9831; Fax: 360/259-9880; Contact form: http://www.pwnetwork.org/contact.asp; Web site: http://www.pwnetwork.org
Powerful Voices: new (March 2012) 12-week community based group for LGBTQQ female-socialized (whether or not they identify) youth 12-18 years old who live or attend school in Seattle. This program is every Wednesday from 4-6pm in the Central District at Garfield Community Center and is in partnership with the Northwest Network for BTLG Survivors of Abuse and Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. We will be discussing gender identity, sexuality and relationships through social justice frames in addition to developing safe space, building community among other queer/questioning/gender non-conforming youth and HAVING FUN!* Priority given to low-income youth, homeless youth, youth of color, immigrant and refugee youth, youth w/ truancy issues and youth at-risk of sexual exploitation* To request Flyers, applications and nomination forms please contact Powerful Voices at (206) 860-1026 or email Rosie at email@example.com Food, transportation assistance, $100 visa gift card and positive adult allies provided!
Powerful Voices is looking for youth who are...
Interested in exploring sexuality, relationships and gender identity.
Open to working in a group supported by a dynamic queer women of color duo.
Open to sharing their own personal thoughts, opinions, experiences, and emotions about their lives and the topics we cover in a group setting.
Committed to attending 80% of the program days, orientation, community closing event & 3 one-on-one support sessions with PV staff.
NOTE: Powerful Voices believes that gender is a socially constructed identity and that [GIRL] is a creation of the socialization and messages that a person assigned as “female” is given at birth. Our expertise and programs reside in serving youth with personal experiences and issues that socialized females face; therefore we define [GIRL] as any person who has been socialized female, whether they identify as female or not. Our goal is to build safe, inclusive communities for female-identified/socialized youth and encourage youth to explore their own personal expression of gender-identity and radicalize the structure of binary genders.
Powerful Voices acknowledges our own room for growth in serving gender non-conforming youth in our community. We honor the strength & struggle for gender non-conforming youth who seek safe community building. We aim to increase our allyship, education, training and capacity to responsibly serve gender non-conforming youth in our programs.
The Power of Hope: an arts-based program that empowers teens to live positive, engaged lives through discovering a sense of purpose and creative potential. They bring diverse young people together with artists, activists, and other adults. Summer week-long gatherings in Western Washington and British Columbia. School year programs in Seattle, Bellingham, and British Columbia. Phone: 206-324-6342; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site: http://www.powerofhope.org/Princess Boy/Strength Girl Acceptance Groups: Seattle - organized to provide a safe play space for Princess Boys and Strength Girls, defined as those who are, feel, identify as different or choose to express themselves differently in a positive way, and their supportive friends and adults to be together in an accepting environment to explore a positive sense of self and build supportive community. Website: http://www.myprincessboy.com/ag.asp
Proud, Out and Wonderful (P.O.W.!): a weekly confidential group which provides safe space for LGBTQ and allied youth and young adults ages 13-21 to build community and promote social justice through empowerment, leadership and advocacy in Burien, South King County. POW! is a community wellness service of Navos Mental Health Solutions. For more information call or email. Phone: 206-326-9112; Email: email@example.com; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/proudoutwonderful
Put This On The Map: a participatory education pilot project in East King County combining documentary video and leadership development to strengthen communities. The project, created in partnership with the Eastside Community Network, King County Community Organizing Program, Issaquah Community Network, Youth Eastside Services,.garners the unique expertise of young people in addressing youth issues and creates relevant and sustainable resources for educators, service providers, young people, families, and communities. Put This On The Map is a compelling documentary film about a generation of young people redefining gender and sexual identity on their own terms. Twenty-six young people weave together this ground-breaking narrative of shifting borders and social change. In an open and honest exploration of identity, education, family, and community, the documentary Put This On The Map moves an audience from self-reflection to action. Training: Put This On The Map utilizes youth leadership, video, and interactive tools to deliver dynamic workshops designed to increase LGBTQ cultural competency and improve services for all young people. To get involved or to find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information about the documentary contact email@example.com; Website: http://www.putthisonthemap.org/
Queer Network Program at the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center. The API Safety Center prevents domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking through community organizing and education; provides safe, culturally relevant services for Asian/Pacific Islander women, youth, and children. The Queer Network Project is one project of the Safety Center. They provide trainings on homophobia/heterosexism to the API community, advocacy-based counseling for API LGBTQ survivors of abuse and work to develop the skills in the API and LGBTQ communities to more effectively prevent and respond to intimate partner violence. PO Box 14047, Seattle, WA 98114; Contact person: Joanne Alcantara, Phone: 206-467-9976; Website: http://www.apiwfsc.org
Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: provides opportunities for GLBT families to get together to support each other and form community. We host monthly fun family activities that provide parents and children with a chance to spend time with other families with GLBT parents. We also host an informal listserve for resource and idea exchanges, and playgroups for families with young children. Mailing address: P.O. Box 30031, Seattle, WA 98103; Website: http://www.rainbowfamiliesps.org; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renton LGBTQ, Questioning, and Allied Youth Drop-In Group:
Meets Tuesday nights, 6-8 pm at Renton Area Youth Services (RAYS). 1025 S. 3rd, in downtown Renton. (A three-story brick building with blue windows, near the river and across the street from the Renton History Museum and Library.) Confidential. Snacks provided. Bring friends or come alone -- anyone 12-18 is welcome. Questions? Call Sarah Hardin at RAYS: 425-271-5600, ext 155; email: email@example.com
Seattle Catholic Parents: a support group for Roman Catholic families and friends, sponsored by PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Meets 3rd Mondays, 7:00 p.m., St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1700 N. 49th St., Seattle. Phone: 425-820-7466. Website: http://www.seattle-pflag.org
Seattle Counseling Service:a community mental health service for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender youth and adults (and children of sexual minorities); at-risk youth who have run away or been banished from their homes, or who have made suicide threats or attempts; youth living on the streets; or youth suffering from mental illness. SCSSM provides comprehensive mental health services including domestic violence, adult, youth, and HIV/AIDS counseling services.
1216 Pine Street, Suite 300. Seattle, WA 98101; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 206-323-1768; Website: http://www.seattlecounseling.org
. Wheelchair Access: Yes; Bus routes: 7, 10, 11, 14, and 43.
- Offers a counselor facilitated, gender inclusive youth peer support group for youth who are exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and who want additional peer support. Contact person: Shauntae - 206-323-1768, ext. 132
- Also offers a youth chemical dependency outpatient treatment program focusing on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer youth in the King County area. Services offered include drug and alcohol assessments and individual and group counseling. Ages: 10 - 21 (Ages 21+ please see Adult CD services available) Fees: No youth will be turned away due to lack of funds. Sliding scale available. Medicaid coupons are accepted. Insurance is accepted in most cases. Some clients may qualify for grant-based funding. How to Apply: Call or drop by for an application form, or download an application from their website. Contact person: Shauntae - 206-323-1768, ext. 132
Seattle Mental Health: a state-licensed non-profit agency, providing counseling and other mental health services for adults and children, with clinics in Auburn, Kent, Kirkland, Renton and Seattle. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-friendly. Phone: 206-324-0206; Website: http://www.smh.org
Seattle Pride Committee's (SPC): organizers of Seattle's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride march and festival, working to make pride events representative of everyone in the LGBT Community in Seattle, and across the Northwest. http://www.seattlepride.org
Seattle Public Schools' Creating Safe Schools for Sexual Minorities: a project to foster safe schools for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. It convenes the advisory committee Schools Are For Everyone and provides education and support to students, staff and parents. Contact person: Lisa Love; Phone: 206-252-0982; Email: LLove@seattleschools.org; 1330 N 90th, Seattle, WA 98103
Seattle Young People's Project: a youth-run and youth-led organization that empowers youth to express themselves and to take action on the issues affecting their lives. SYPP sponsors an annual Young Women's conference each summer and an Annual MLK Day Hip Hop show in January. Any youth is welcome to come to SYPP for support of their youth led social change project. Address: 2820 E. Cherry, Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-860-9606; Email: SYPP@drizzle.com; Website: http://www.SYPP.org
The Shelter: A total of 20 co-ed "Emergency" and "Hope" beds provided by YouthCare in Seattle for 12-17 year olds. The Shelter has been good about working with Trans youth around the separation of gender required by state licensing. Offers up to 30 day stays (may extend). Open referral with screening. Phone: 206-694-4506.
"StageFright" Youth Open Mike: a free opportunity for aspiring writers & performers, ages 14-24. 7:00-900 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle. Everyone welcome to attend (not GLBT-specific, but definitely safe). StageFright not only features young folk, but is also MC'd by young folk & attended in great majority by young folk. Phone: 206-322-7030; Website: http://www.hugohouse.orgTransgender and Gender Variant Support Group: Seattle Children's Hospital - Does your child prefer to wear the clothes of the "opposite" gender or insist that he is really a girl or that she is really a boy? Do you struggle with how best to support your child while helping them stay safe? Is your child transgender or is this just a phase? You are not alone.Join this support and information group, and share your experiences with other parents and family members. The group meets monthly on the third Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Child care is available. For more information, contact Aidan Key via email: email@example.com; phone: 206-853-9390 or 855-4-GENDER. Website: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/support-groups/
Trikone Northwest: a diverse group of individuals creating a social, supportive, educational, and political space for differently oriented South Asians and their family, friends and community. " By differently oriented we mean those individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and those who choose not to accept a label or prefer other identities such as hijra, kothi, meti, men who have sex with men (MSM) or women who have sex with women (WSW)." E. Pike St. #1174; Seattle, WA 98112-3934; Phone: 425-985-4376; Fax: 206-323-4444; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.trikone-nw.org
True Colors - A Center for Human Services' Program (CHS) - Meeting Weekly - Shoreline/North Seattle area. Connecting LGBTQ teens, building a supportive community, discussing your important issues. Information, registration and location: contact Lindsay Bagley - (206) 362-7282 x 8018 email@example.com
Vashon Youth & Family Services: a state-licensed community mental health agency, provides counseling, groups and classes, prevention services, to youth, children, families, and adults who live on Vashon-Maury Islands. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth-friendly. PO Box 237, Vashon, WA 98070; Phone: 206-463-5511 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., voice mail at other times); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington Asian Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse: provides prevention education, early intervention, outpatient treatment for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Serves Asian and Pacific Islander youth and their families; staff is familiar with the needs of those who are also sexual minorities. No fee for services. 606 Maynard Ave. S, Suite 106, Seattle, WA 98104; Phone: 206-223-9578; Contact person: Tony Ortega; Email: email@example.com
The Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center (WSHERC): in Seattle includes Homosexuals in the Nazi Era: Books, videos & DVDs, teaching materials, links to websites - those listed are a sampling of some of the materials available on this topic, and are available to borrow from the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center. To request materials, or for more information please contact the Holocaust Center; 2031 Third Avenue; Seattle, WA 98121. Phone: (206) 441-5747; fax: (206) 956-0881; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; speakers bureau: https://www.wsherc.org/speakersbureau/speakersbureau.aspx; webpage: http://www.wsherc.org/Teaching_Holocaust/Suggested_Resources/Homosexuals.asp
YES - Youth Eastside Services: a youth and family agency serving the Eastside of King County, offers immigrant and refugee services, substance abuse prevention, sexual abuse counseling, individual and family counseling, and various support groups. Of particular interest:
"Honoring Diversity: An Anti-Harassment Project" provides classroom workshops on diversity and harassment in east King County (Washington State). Also, professional trainings for teachers and other school staff, mental health professionals, etc. in using interactive techniques with youth and adults, around issues including diversity, racism and homophobia, and dating and domestic violence. Also available as part of the trainings, is a GBLTQ youth panel with moderator.
Offices in Bellevue (Phone: 425-747-4937), Kirkland (425-827-4937), and Redmond (425-869-6036) and in various community centers; Website: http://www.youtheastsideservices.org
¡Yo Soy!: a youth group that seeks to provide a safe space for young gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning Latino men to discuss issues that intersect with culture, family, gender, health, religion, and sex. Sponosored by Entre Hermanos, a local Latino/a LGBTQ organization that aims to promote the health and well being of the LGBTQ and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support service, advocacy, and community building [ www.entrehermanos.org ]. WHO: Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and Questioning Latino Men; Ages: 16-21. WHAT: A safe space to meet other young Latinos and discuss issues pertaining to our community & FREE FOOD! WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2011; 6-8pm. WHERE: Entre Hermanos; 1505 Broadway Ave, Seattle. For more information please contact us at 206.322.7700 or email us at email@example.com
YouthCare: serves youth and their families who are experiencing the consequences of homelessness, conflict, and disenfranchisement; links street youth to basic needs such as housing, food, and case management services. Offers:
Isis House: transitional housing for street involved young adults, ages 18-21, especially gay, lesbian and transgender youth.
The Orion Center: a place where youth ages 13-22 are treated with dignity and respect, offering meals, emergency medical care, referrals to safe shelters, clean clothing, showers, laundry services, health information, and guidance from trained staff.
2500 NE 54th St, Suite 202, Seattle; Phone: 206-694-4500, TTY: 206-587-5500, Toll Free TTY: 1-800-833-6388; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.youthcare.org
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