During the Legislative Session, Legal Voice advocates for legislation that positively affects women and LGBTQ+ people, and defends against bills that threaten to roll back the progress we’ve made.
After learning of the Supreme Court’s decision about abortion, you may have questions about the laws in your state. Abortion is a human right, and is still a legal right in the majority of states. If you have questions about abortion and the laws in your state—including self-managed abortion or judicial bypass—we can help.
This guide is designed to help transgender individuals understand their legal rights in Washington State.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
Support for incarcerated LGBTQ+ people in the Pacific Northwest: case management for re-entry/housing/advocacy/legal services, re-entry program, advocacy/activism, pen-pals, and leadership groups.
Provides re-entry housing and support for men and trans women. Includes housing program, vocational skills training, work skill training, and spiritual guidance.
Services for LGBTQIA+ Pacific Islanders. Sex worker empowerment, basic need, peer support, legal/immigration, health/harm reduction, community/cultural organizing.
Offers a wide range of services for the AAPI community including behavioral health & wellness, recovery services, citizenship & immigration assistance, food assistance, employment & skills training, and legal support. A full list of services can be viewed on their website.
Provides resources for Seattle-Tacoma Black trans people including bill/rent assistance, food access programs, housing, mental health services, and medical support.
“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.”
Legal education, navigation, eviction protection, debt collection agency advice, immigrant services
Services for LGBTQ+ Latinos: HIV/Aids prevention, care, support; immigration legal services; advocacy and civil engagement.
“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.”
“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.”
Offers advocacy-based counseling, support groups, safety and support planning, basic legal advocacy, and referrals.
“[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.”