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Community Support and Justice: Seniors

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!

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.

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24 Hour Crisis Line
Available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
Toll Free: 1.866.4CRISIS or 1.800.427.4747
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

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

Community Resources

  • Aging and Disability Services: Aging and Disability Services (ADS) is the local Area Agency on Aging, chartered under the Older Americans Act. ADS mission is to develop a community that promotes quality of life, independence, and choice for older people and adults with disabilities in King County. 
  • AgeWise King County: AgeWise King County is an online news letter sponsored by the Aging and Disability Services Advisory Council. Visit the website for the latest issue. 
  • CSS - African American Elders Program: The African American Elders Program serves African-American elders in Central and Southeast Seattle and South King County. The program identifies frail, isolated and hard-to-serve African Americans and assists them in accessing and receiving needed social and health services through ongoing case management, support and referrals. 
  • Senior Services of King County (Sound Generation): Senior Services of King Country, also known as Sound Generation, is a non-profit agency established in 1967 to serve older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. 
  • Alzheimer's Association of Western and Central WA: The Western and Central Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1978. It was started by family caregivers who came together around a common need of getting support and help for their loved ones with dementia. 

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