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Access to Justice Network
Washington State Bar Association, assists low-income people with civil legal problems.

Washington State Bar Association Website

African American/Jewish Coalition for Justice
P. O. Box 22843
Seattle, WA 98122-0843
Phone: 206-781-6654

AA/JCJ Website

American Cultural Exchange
(Associates in Cultural Exchange)
200 West Mercer, Suite 504
Seattle, WA 98119
206-217-9644, ext. 218

The American Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) is a private, non-profit international education and training organization. A.C.E. is committed to advancing international and intercultural understanding throughout a broad range of programs and services. They also provide reports, conferences, brochures, teacher workshops/training and a variety of other resources.

E-mail:American Cultural Exchange.
Associates in Cultural Exchange Website

American Red Cross, Seattle-King County Chapter
1900 25th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144-4708

American Red Cross chapters provide locally relevant humanitarian services that help people within the community be safer, healthier and more self-reliant. Chapters determine which programs to offer based on their community's needs.

Volunteer Webpage.

Amnesty International - Eastside Group 624
Local Eastside group meets in Kirkland. Many activities with committed, caring, and concerned members. Monthly meetings are lively and productive.


Amnesty International - Seattle Group 4


Anti-Defamation League, Seattle Office
600 Stewart, Suite 72O
Seattle, WA 98101

ADL Website

Asian Americans Affairs Commission
671 So. Jackson St. #301
Seattle, WA 98104
Asian Counseling & Referral Service Inc.
720 - 8th Avenue South, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
ACRS Website
Asian Pacific Aids Council
Burma Action Group
University of Washington

UW Burma Action Group Website
Free Burma Website

1402 Third Avenue #912
Seattle, WA 98101

CARE is one of the world's largest and most respected humanitarian organization's, providing emergency relief and economic development opportunities to 25 million people in 63 countries, CARE's goal is to help families find long-term solutions to poverty and build self-sufficiency for families through programs in income, education, and health services.

CARE Website

Casa Latina
220 Blanchard Street
Seattle, WA 98121

Casa Latina Website

Catholic Community Services; Refugee Assistance Program of Seattle
100 - 23rd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Catholic Community Services Website
     Refugee Assistance Program of Seattle
     4250 South Mead Street
     Seattle, WA 98118
Chinese Information & Service Center
409 Maynard Avenue South, Suite 203
Seattle, WA 98104
CISC Website
(Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador)
915 E. Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122

CISPES Website

Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq
225 North 70th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

CCPI is dedicated to ending economic sanctions imposed on Iraq by the members of the United Nations Security Council. According to UNICEF, since their implementaion in 1990, they have contributed to the deaths of half a million children under-five and continue to contribute to 'excess' deaths of over 5,000 children per month. The sanctions have been widely condemned as a form of warfare, a 'weapon of mass destruction', directed against the civilian population. Nonetheless, sanctions are being sustained at the insistence of the U.S. government. For the sake of the Iraqi people, and human rights everywhere the sanctions must be lifted with utmost urgency.

CCPI Website

Community Alliance for Global Justice
606 Maynard Avenue S., # 252
Seattle, WA 98104
206-405-4600 Fax: 206-405-4602

CAGJ Website

Consejo Counseling & Referral Service
3808 So. Angeline
Seattle, WA 98118
East Timor Action Network, Seattle
P.O. Box 95284
Seattle, WA 98145
206-633-2836 Fax:206-685-3836
ETAN/Seattle Website

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The EEOC enforces federal anti-discrimination laws in employment.

El Centro de la Raza
2524-16th South
Seattle, WA 98144
El Centro de la Raza Website
Ethnic Heritage Council
305 Harrison Street, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98109
Ethnic Heritage Council Website
Fellowship of Reconciliation, Western Washington
225 North 70th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

FOR is a faith-based pacifist organization which works on a variety of peace and justice issues. WWFOR is the regional FOR group. It is affiliated with local chapters, the national FOR and the international FOR.

Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation Website

Green Guatemala
5622 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Human Rights, Senior Rights Assistance
2208 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206-448-5720, 1-800-972-9990 (WA only), 206-448-5025 (TTY)

Senior Rights Assistance Website

Jewish Family Service
1601-16th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Jewish Family Service Website
King County Office of Civil Rights
Yesler Building
400 Yesler Way, Room 260
Seattle, WA 98104-2683
206-296-7592, 206-296-7596 (TTY)

King County OCR investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination, provides education, and offers other assistance in the following areas:
fair housing, fair employment public accommodations, and fair contracting practices
In enforcing these ordinances, we work as impartial fact-finders. OCR does not represent any party.

OCR works to ensure that King County government programs, facilities, and services are accessible to people with disabilities. People with disabilities who feel they have not been able to access such services may contact us to get information about their rights under various disability laws, referral to other resources for information and advocacy, or to file a grievance.

King County OCR Website

Northwest Center for Equity and Diversity
2000 68th Ave. W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
909-8th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98104

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Website

Northwest Justice Project
Clearinghouse of self-help materials and tools that provide information about non-criminal legal problems affecting low-income people. The site has links to Spanish and Russian versions of the website.

Northwest Justice Project Website

Northwest Women's Law Center
3161 Elliott Avenue, Suite 101
Seattle, Wa., 98121
Legal Information & Referral: 206-621-7691

The Northwest Women's Law Center is a non-profit public interest law organization.
NWLC is dedicated to advancing legal rights for women.

NWWLC Website

Peoples Advocacy Network
2023 E. Sims Way, #306
Port Townsend, Wa., 98368

To assist all people struggling with disability; physical, financial and social (discrimination). Our assistance is in the form of information, referral and personal advocacy. We work for each client individually to find sources of assistance and protection. When necessary, our advocacy services will aim to directly affect the client's access to services; public and private.

Seattle Office of Civil Rights (SOCR)
700 Third Avenue Suite 250
Seattle, WA 98104

The City of Seattle has adopted anti-discrimination ordinances in housing, employment, and public services. Seattle's ordinances also include sexual orientation, source of income, and political ideology among their protected classes..

SOCR Website

Statewide Poverty Action Network
1501 N. 45th Street
Seattle WA 98103

Advocates keep communities and policy-makers informed about the root causes of poverty in Washington State.

Statewide Poverty Action Network Website

Students for a Free Tibet
University of Washington

Students for a Free Tibet is a national organization comprised of student activists throughout North America. The UW chapter of Students For a Free Tibet was founded in response to Ven. Palden Gyatsola's visit to our campus on June 26th, 1996. That special evening, he expressed Tibet's critical need for global awareness of its plight. This awareness must start with the youth of today. Hence, it is a goal to make our fellow students more aware of Tibet's situation and to prevent the elimination of Tibet's unique culture from the Chinese rulers.

SFAFT Website

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
A consumer advocacy network that includes the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies (UWCTDS), and the AT Resource Center at Easter Seal Society in Spokane (EATRC). WATA also receives guidance from a Consumer Majority Advisory Board.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance Website

Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
705 Second Avenue, 300 Hoge Building
Seattle, WA, 98104
(206) 622-8952

WCADP Website

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
4554 12th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

WPSR Website

Washington State Human Rights Commision
Seattle District Office
Melbourne Tower, #921
1511 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1626

WSHRC Website

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