Gender Justice League's Safe House & Financial Assistance Programs
Safe House Program Information
Safe House is a program of Gender Justice League that provides direct services to transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse communities in Seattle. Our services prioritize survivors of gender-based violence. This includes people experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault as well as people experiencing exploitation in the sex trade. We may sometimes accommodate cisgender (not trans) LGBQ clients depending on available staff and funding resources.
Our Safe House was designed to provide brief overnight shelter for transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse people who are escaping gender-based violence. Our policy allows for guests to sleep in the space for up to five nights per calendar month (and up to 14 nights for cases impacted by COVID-19).
Our shelter is intended for people who just need a brief respite between longer term housing situations, and we prioritize those clients. When our shelter is not in use, we can also accommodate people experiencing homelessness, but only on a night-by-night basis to keep the shelter available for those escaping gender based violence at home.
Our Safe House staff members are able to provide assistance in navigating resources in Seattle that are related to housing, food, transportation, and other next steps. We can meet with you over phone or video during the COVID-19 crisis to help figure out which services can best help. We often refer people to other resources, but sometimes we are able to provide 1:1 support while navigating systems of bureaucracy.
To support people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and exploitation in the sex trade, Gender Justice League can provide financial assistance grants.
Our funding is flexible, but intended for smaller expenses such as utilities and occasional larger expenses such as rent or a rental deposit. If you think you might be eligible, please set up a new client meeting to begin a conversation.
Information for New Clients
If you want to become a client of our Safe House program or access financial assistance, we would like to meet with you. In order to do that, follow this link to setup an appointment. All appointments will be made by either phone or video call during the COVID-19 crisis. You must make an appointment in order to receive services.