Resource Guide

Aileen’s House

“Aileen’s exists to enhance well-being and self-determination of women and others who engage in the sex trades in south King County, Washington and surrounding areas.”

API Chaya

“We are a survivor-led organization focused on serving survivors of sexual violence, human trafficking, and domestic violence from Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, Asian, and South Asian communities. To center those at the margins, we keep young people, faith-based communities, queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people with disabilities, and immigrants at our core.

Culturally specific support services help survivors move from crisis to healing and thriving. Our free and confidential wraparound services include intensive case management, safety planning, emotional support, legal services, and therapy. Our advocates work closely with survivors to reach safety and independence.

We know that when survivors face abuse, they first turn to their close networks. We train these networks to prevent and respond to violence through support, leadership and skill building programs that are language and culture specific. This creates supportive environments for all survivors in their daily lives – in their homes, at their places of worship, in their schools, their workplace, and neighborhoods.”

 

 

Aurora Commons

“Operates much like a day shelter offering clothing, hygiene, laundry, restrooms,” and food to be a social space as a “neighborhood living room”.

BEST (Businesses Ending the Sex Trade)

“BEST has provided awareness, consultation, and training to employers in a variety of sectors: hospitality, information technology, oil and gas, and tourism, to name a few. As a result, we have seen increased prevention efforts and an increasing number of trafficking victims escape their exploiters.”

Chief Seattle Club

“Chief Seattle Club is a 501(c)(3) registered organization dedicated to physically and spiritually supporting American Indian and Alaska Native people. At our Day Center in the Pioneer Square district of downtown Seattle, we provide food, primary health care, housing assistance, legal services, a Native art job training program, and opportunities for members to engage in cultural community-building.”

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound

“Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound (DAPS) serves Washington State’s Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderfluid, Gender Non-Conforming, Agender, Intersex, Two-Spirit, and Questioning population through direct service. We strive to meet as many of the needs of these individuals as possible by providing support groups to give them a safe space to learn and grow as their authentic selves, financial need programs, individual and community advocacy, and HRT supply kit programs.” 

Emerald City Black Pride

“We sponsor events that focus on sexual health and well being. The goal is to strengthen the ties that bind us as African American gay, bi and same-gender-loving men.”

GALAP

A group of trans and allied mental health clinicians in the U.S. who believe in improving access to letters for clients seeking gender-affirming medical care. They keep a list of providers here who are committed to making letters required by medical systems accessible and free.

Gender Justice League SafeHouse

SafeHouse provides financial assistance, temporary housing support, and resource referrals to transgender and gender diverse communities in Seattle and along the Olympic peninsula, with priority for trans & gender diverse BIPOC. Our services also prioritize those who have experienced houselessness, and survived gender-based violence (i.e.  domestic violence,  sexual assault, and/or exploitation in the sex trade).

Due to grant restrictions, we are limited in who we can give financial and shelter support to. Please check the eligibility chart to determine if you are eligible. If you are not, please still reach out to us and we will do our best to connect you to other resources.

Gender Odyssey Conference

“Since 2001, Gender Odyssey has been an annual event attracting hundreds of people from across North America and around the world. It is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse children of all ages, their families and supporters, and the professionals who serve them.”

Jewish Family Service

“We help people achieve well-being, health and stability through these services:

  • Counseling & Addiction Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Older Adult Services
  • Outreach & Education
  • Polack Food Bank
  • Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services
  • Refugee & Immigrant Services
  • Supportive Living Services for People With Disabilities
  • Volunteer Services”

Lambert House

“Lambert House is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 10-22. Our calendar is packed with fun activities, support groups, planning meetings, dances, and other events. Lambert House is where LGBTQ youth make life better for each other.

Come see what we are all about! Everyday, approximately 20-40 youth visit us. The drop-in center has large living rooms with a pool table, a music station for tunes, a library with LGBTQ books, TV, games, computer lab, and people to talk with about anything on your mind.”

Lavender Rights Project

“Our legal professionals provide a wide variety of services, including direct representation & education. Our areas of impact are poverty law, housing, and gender-based violence.

We provide by-and-for resources for Black trans people in collaboration with community partners in order to broaden safety nets and increase avenues for justice that are typically available for white trans people.”

 

 

 

Noor

An all-inclusive LGBTQI (and Questioning) confidential meeting space for BIPOC only, in the greater Seattle area that have ever identified as Muslim.

Northwest Youth Services

“Northwest Youth Services is a non-profit organization serving young people ages 13-24 experiencing homelessness in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. … [NWYS] offers housing, street outreach, help finding a job or enrolling in school, connection to mental health services, support for LGBTQ youth, restorative justice for juvenile offenders, and referrals to other services in the community.”

Pizza Klatch

“Pizza Klatch is a support group for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies that is held in classrooms during lunchtime at participating high schools. Each group is run by two trained adult co-facilitators who are members of the LGBTQ+ community or allies. Facilitators are mandatory reporters and are responsible for maintaining an inclusive, supportive, confidential environment safe from physical harm or emotional attacks for all participants. Groups are led by the needs of the youth participants, making each group unique.”

POC-SWOP

“We are a new, POC-led chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project based in Seattle, WA, USA. Our main focus at the moment is direct outreach to street-based sex workers via Green Light Project.
We also take on small consulting projects on a case-by-case basis.”

QLaw

“WE SERVE AS A VOICE OF LGBT LAWYERS AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON ON ISSUES RELATING TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION, IN THE COURTS, AND UNDER THE LAW.”

Sex Worker Community Support Line (SWCSL)

The SWCSL is staffed by current and former sex workers who provide peer support and resource referrals to members of the community. They network with other groups to help sex workers access food, clothing, shelter, legal aid, and other resources. They also specialize in serving people who are being released from detainment for prostitution charges by providing support, a phone, transportation, and other gap services.

The phone number for the SWCSL is 877-776-2004. They also operate a chat function, the Web Chat for Support (WCFS). The WCFS is hosted on several sex worker resource websites, such as www.swopusa.org and www.swopbehindbars.org. They also host a chat function on their website, www.swcsl.org.

 

 

 

Sex Worker Outreach Project

“Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.”

Taking Black Pride

An annual celebration uplifting Seattle’s Black trans community.

“We seek to empower the BIPOC transgender, queer and gender diverse communities to take charge of the ways we own our joy, grief, healing, anger, celebration, pride, expression of culture and community. We create opportunities for our community to collectively and intimately take part in celebration of the complexities of BIPOC QT experiences and culture.”

Trans Lifeline

“Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.”

Trans Mentor Project

“Trans Mentor Project is a national e-mentoring program that pairs trans and nonbinary (TGNB) youth and young adults with TGNB adult mentors. Its mission is to provide trans and nonbinary mentees with supportive, identity-affirming mentors who will empower them to meet their personal goals and thrive.”

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network

“[We] protect and advance the power of immigrant and refugee communities through a multiracial, multilingual, and multi-faith coalition. Our organizing strategy educates and mobilizes statewide to uphold and defend the rights and dignity of all immigrants and refugees, centering the voices of impacted communities.”