Resource Guide

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.

 

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

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.”

 

 

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.”

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.

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”