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!
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.
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: 206.461.3222 / TTY: 206.461.3219
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Washington Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.275.TALK
Alcohol/Drug Help Line (24–hours daily)
206.722.3700 or 1.800.562.1240
Consejo: Consejo provides confidential individual and group counseling for children, women and men who are victims and survivors of sexual abuse, assault, incest or rape. Bilingual in Spanish with programs tailored to support the local Latino community, Consejo provides medical health and legal advocacy, support groups, and family support services. (206) 461-4880 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) (206) 461-3222 after-hours and weekend crisis line. For help with domestic violence only, in Spanish 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week: (888) 847-7205
Casa Latina: Casa Latin's mission is to empower Latino immigrants through educational and economic opportunities.
Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund: MALDEF "promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access."
El Centro De La Raza: "As an organization grounded in the Latino community, our mission is to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower, and defend our most vulnerable and marginalized populations and to bring justice, dignity, equality, and freedom to all the peoples of the world." El Centro De La Raza provides child and youth programs, education and skill building programs, community building and development efforts, and diverse bilingual Human and Emergency Services through its Frances Martinez Community Service Center (Sam)
Entre Hermanos: Entre Hermanos is a community grassroots organization that aims to "promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building" -- they offer programs and services in HIV Prevention, People Living with HIV, Latina LBTQ program, transgender groups, advocacy and civic engagement.
Abriendo Puertas: "The Abriendo Puertas Project offers King County’s only holistic legal assistance program providing sexual assault and immigration and family law expertise, all in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner. Through our partnership with the Northwest Justice Project (NJP), KCSARC provides legal advocacy and assistance with Sexual Assault Protection Orders (a civil legal remedy that sometimes requires legal representation, especially challenging for individuals with limited English proficiency), while NJP provides direct legal consultation and representation."