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Resources for Community Support and Justice at Seattle Central College: Post-Prison

This guide is a collection of King County resources for our diverse community, as well as a statement of support for all of our students.

About this Guide

Our communities have a great deal of support in King County, and knowing where to look for assistance and camaraderie in stressful times is important. Remember, we are stronger together!

Need Help?

24 Hour Crisis Line
Available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
Toll Free: 1.866.4CRISIS or 1.800.427.4747
I
n Seattle: 206.461.3222 / TTY: 206.461.3219

Suicide Prevention Hotline
Washington Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.275.TALK 

Domestic Violence
1.800.562.6025

Alcohol/Drug Help Line (24–hours daily)
206.722.3700 or 1.800.562.1240

Community Resources

  • Post Prison Education Program: The goal of the Post-Prison Education Program is to dramatically reduce recidivism by harnessing the power of education and meeting the legitimate needs of former prisoners.

  • Freedom Project: "An innovative educational organization serving inmates and those recently released back into the community. Our programs focus on nonviolent communication and mindfulness."

  • Sound Mental Health: Licensed comprehensive provider of mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral health services whose programs include criminal justice and re-entry services

  •  YUIR: "Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) is a youth centered multi-generational vehicle for young people to engage in ongoing anti-racist and anti-oppression education, and to take action in their schools and community to bring forth social change."

  • EPIC: "End the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) is a community group working to stop the construction of the proposed new youth jail in King County, Washington. EPIC operates with staff support from American Friends Service Committee and includes members of Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, the People’s Institute Northwest and the community at-large."

  • National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls: The National Council is the first national organization created and led by formerly incarcerated and incarcerated women. To further our mission, we write and support model legislation, pursue litigation and community-based action. All organizing and actions the National Council take support the decarceration of women and girls.