UW Women's Center

Community Resources

The following is a list of community resources divided into the following categories:  culture & diversity,  health, LGBTQ, women’s groups, civil rights & politics, sexual assault & domestic violence, and housing & shelters.

Cultural Organizations About
Asian Counseling and Referral Services Verdana Offers a broad array of human services and behavioral health programs to Asian Pacific Americans in King County
CASA Latina Connects Latino immigrants new to the Seattle area with education and employment opportunities, empowering them to participate in the economy and democracy of this country
Chaya (Southeast Asian Women) Serves South Asian women in times of crisis and need, and to raise awareness of domestic violence issues

Chinese Information and Service Center
Helps Chinese and other Asian immigrants throughout King County achieve success in their new community by providing information, referral, advocacy, social, and support services.

Consejo Counseling and Referral Services
Provides over 30 years of culturally-competent services to growing yet underserved Latino communities with a focus on families with children

El Centro de la Raza
Offers comprehensive programs and services, which empower members of the Latino community to fully participate in their community
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Works to ensure a vibrant Jewish community that is connected locally, in Israel and worldwide
Korean Women’s Association Offers the best in ethnic-based programming, providing children through seniors the opportunity for socialization and integration with people of similar interests, backgrounds, and languages
Helping Link, Vietnamese Community Services Provides unique social, educational and cultural services directed to both new refugee and immigrant arrivals and the established community
NAACP
(PISC)
Focuses on addressing issues of equality, equity and opportunity for those that have traditionally been discriminated against
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Builds a movement to advance social justice and human rights for API women and girls
Refugee Women’s Alliance Promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services
Seattle Indian Health Board Serves the healthcare needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the greater Seattle/King County region
United Indians or All Tribes Provides educations and training, community development, arts and culture, healing and wellness and services to Native American and Alaskan Native families and individuals
Health About

Drugwatch
educates the public about the latest health news, medical updates and studies, and includes drug information for the top health concerns in women:  heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression, autoimmune diseases.
Seattle Indian Health Board Serves the healthcare needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the greater Seattle/King County region
LGBTQ Organizations About
Lambert House Provides a safe place for queer youth ages 22 and under where they can participate in fun activities, support groups, planning meetings, dances, and other events.

Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network
Offers a feminist bisexual support network

Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities
Offers counseling for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities

Women’s Organizations About

American Association of University Women
Links female college graduates to education, employment and public service opportunities

Association for Computing Machinery for Women
Informs and supports women in computing, and works with the ACM-W community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women
YWCA: East Cherry Branch/ South King County Branch Helps women and families move out of crisis and empowers them to achieve lasting independence

National Organization for Women
Works to eliminate gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society

UN WomenWatch
Provides Internet space for global gender equality issues and reports outcomes of, as well as efforts to incorporate gender perspectives into global conferences

Civil Rights/Legal Rights Organizations
About

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State
Works on a wide range of issues involving equal treatment for all and coaches people on how to assert their own rights and sometimes advocate on their behalf

Cross Cultural Family Law Justice (NW Justice Project)
A not-for-profit statewide law firm that provides free civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people and communities throughout Washington.

King County Office of Civil Rights
Investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination, provides education, and offers technical assistance

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Provides comprehensive immigration legal services and community education to advance the human rights and well-being of low-income immigrants and refugees

Peace and Justice Events Calendar Seattle
A calendar of social activist events in the Seattle area

Legal Voice
Protects women’s legal rights through three program areas: litigation, legislation, and legal education of individuals and communities.

Seattle Office of Civil Rights
Gives instructions about how to file a discrimination complaint in housing, employment, public accommodations and contracting, as well as, links to other legal resources

Washington State Human Rights Commission
Strives to prevent and eliminate discrimination by investigating civil rights complaints and providing education & training opportunities throughout the state
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Organizations About

Asian/Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center
Educates, trains, and provides technical assistance and comprehensive culturally relevant services on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to Asian and Pacific Islander community members, service providers, survivors, and their families

Domestic Violence Family Law Clinic
Provides individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of FREE legal advice and consultation in primarily civil issues (not criminal)

King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Provides leadership on behalf of community based victim service agencies and their allies

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
Alleviates, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families through a variety of services including both medical and legal advocacy, therapy and emergency helpline

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
Provides comprehensive services to Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking

Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA)
Uses community organizing, critical dialogue, and collective action as tools to build safe, peaceful, and sustainable anti-rape communities

Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN)
Provides services to survivors of domestic violence in South King County

Domestic Violence Intervention Unit (Wellspring Family Services)
Offers programs to stop violence at home and help people have healthier relationships

Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Offers a growing list of services to support victims of domestic violence and educate the community about domestic violence across North and East King County

Faith Trust Institute
A national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization working to end sexual and domestic violence

Men’s Network Against Domestic Violence
A organization catered to increasing men’s involvement in preventing violence and unhealthy relationships

New Beginnings
Provides individuals in unsafe situations with personal and legal advocacy, emergency shelter, childcare, transitional housing and emotional support

Northwest Network for Bisexual, Trans & Lesbian Survivors of Abuse
Supports the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy

Northwest Men’s Project
Works with youth and adults to build and support positive masculinities, and to change beliefs, behaviors and policies that perpetuate violent masculinities

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
Provides and unites agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence through education, advocacy, victim services, and social change
Housing/Shelters About

Broadview Emergency Shelter
provides both emergency shelter and transitional housing to homeless women and children in a secure, confidential facility

Catherine Booth House
A confidential, emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence

Exodus Housing
Provides transitional housing and services to families who are homeless in the communities of South King and Pierce Counties in the Washington State Puget Sound area

Mamma’s Hands
Provides a safe home where women and their children in crisis can rebuild their lives

YWCA Shelter
One of the largest providers of emergency shelter and housing for homeless women and families in our region with 683 housing units in King and Snohomish counties