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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!
24 Hour Crisis Line
Available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
Toll Free: 1.866.4CRISIS or 1.800.427.4747
In Seattle/King County: 206.461.3222 / TTY: 206.461.3219
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Washington Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.275.TALK
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Alcohol/Drug Help Line (24–hours daily)
206.722.3700 or 1.800.562.1240
Anti-Asian Violence: Intervention & Action
In response to the ongoing attacks on members of our Asian American & Pacific Islander communities, the library is compiling this expanding our list of resources with organizations and activities recommended by our campus colleagues. Ask a librarian about strategies to combat the misinformation that feeds anti-Asian violence.
Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, we at Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training as well as offering a de-escalation training to meet this moment. Unfortunately, anti-Asian and Asian American racism and xenophobia is not a new phenomenon. The sessions are free and capped at 1,000.
CHANGELAB is a racial justice think tank based in Seattle, WA. We promote cross-sectoral analysis of the political, economic, cultural and ideological dimensions of race and racism in the United States, with a particular focus on Asian Americans.
A Different Asian American Timeline
This timeline focuses on the ways that land, labor and empire contributed to racial stratification and power differences. See Resources/Acknowledgements for the contributors facilitated by ChangeLab.
Race in America: History Matters with Erika Lee & Helen Zia
from The Washington Post Live: a 30 minute conversation with Erika Lee (historian!) and Helen Zia (who co-led the campaign for justice for Vincent Chin) as part of the series, Race in America.
Stop AAPI Hate
Our communities stand united against racism. Hate against Asian American Pacific Islander communities has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can stop it. Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition aimed at addressing anti-Asian discrimination amid the pandemic, was founded by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department.
AANAPISI: With a special focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander students, the AANAPISI Center's services are to help Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, as well as ALL students at South Seattle College.
Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation: ACLF Northwest is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership and civic engagement of Asian Pacific Islanders with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service.
APIChaya: "API Chaya seeks to end systemic violence in our communities. We have served thousands of people and worked with dozens of community groups for community organizing and education regarding prevention of sexual and domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking."
Asian Counseling and Referral Services: ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services. ACRS offers counseling and community referral services, a free legal clinic, citizenship/language classes, computer/media workshops, and actively partners with other community organizations for ongoing programming.