Safe Time: Community Resources

Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) law provides critical protection for workers who need to take time off work for safety issues, including domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

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Supportive Services for Individuals Impacted by Domestic Violence

Domestic violence impacts countless lives across the United States. Here in Seattle/King County, many organizations provide support to people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Domestic Violence

  • Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
    • Main Office: 206-922-7088
    • (VP) Local 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 206-812-8001 (VP) Services for Deaf and Deaf-Blind survivors,
    • 24-hour crisis line, support groups, safety planning, advocacy, counseling, children's programs, and emergency shelter and supported housing.

  • API Chaya
    • 206-467-9976
    • Helpline:206-325-0325 or 877-922-4292
    • Comprehensive, culturally relevant services for Asians and Pacific Islander communities concerning domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Advocacy-based counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy and assistance, and support groups.
    • Staff is bilingual in Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Japanese.  

  • Asian Counseling and Referral Services
    • 206-695-7500
    • Counseling and social services provided for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
    • Staff is bilingual in a variety of languages.

  • Chinese Information & Services Center
    • 206-624-5633
    • A multi-service center including advocacy, safety planning and counseling for domestic violence survivors and their children.
    • The staff is bilingual in Cambodian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Fujianese, Taiwanese, and Tioshanese. 

  • Consejo Counseling & Referral Service
    • 206-461-4880
    • After-hours and weekend crisis line:206-461-3222
    • Services for Spanish speakers and Latinos/as. Individual advocacy-based counseling, safety planning, crisis intervention, outpatient mental health program, substance use disorder program, medical care, and transitional housing program.   

  • Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)
    • South King County 24-hour Advocacy and Crisis Line: 425-656-7867 or 877-465-7234
    • Advocacy, support groups, safety planning, information/referral, legal advocacy, and emergency shelter program.   
  • Jewish Family Service Project DVORA
    • 206-861-3159
    • Advocacy-based counseling, support groups, emergency housing vouchers, emergency financial assistance, food bank, legal advocacy and assistance, addiction support, refugee resettlement support, employment services, language classes, violence prevention education, support for people with disabilities, and aging services.  
       
  • Lifewire
    • East King County 24-hour Help Line: 425-746-1940 or 800-827-8840
    • Advocacy, support groups, safety planning, mental health therapy, and emergency and transitional housing.  

  • New Beginnings
    • 24-hour Help Line: 206-522-9472
    • Advocacy, support groups, safety planning, chemical dependency groups, parenting classes, emergency and transitional housing, children's program and services, and legal clinic.  

  • Northwest Network for Bi, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
    • 206-568-7777 or TTY/msg: 206-517-9670
    • Advocacy-based counseling, support groups, safety and support planning, and basic legal advocacy.   

  • Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)
    • 206-721-0243
    • Support for refugee/immigrant women in 17 languages, safety planning, safe shelters, legal advocacy and assistance, anti-human trafficking support, mental health counseling, naturalization services, behavioral and mental health services, employment services, family support, parent education, legal clinic, youth program, senior nutrition and wellness, adult and early child education.
        
  • Salvation Army Domestic Violence Programs
    • 24-hour Crisis Line: 206-324-4943
    • Advocacy, safety planning, legal advocacy, assistance with food, utilities, and move-in costs; confidential emergency and transitional housing.
    • The Salvation Army also offers addiction support and recovery, homelessness services, employment support, education program, and clothing/basic needs support.   

  • Seattle Indian Health Board
    • 206-324-9360
    • Individual and group education, safety planning, emergency food vouchers and transportation assistance, referrals to shelter services, health services, veteran's family care, elders programs, and youth services. 

  • Seattle Counseling Service
    • 206-323-1768
    • Ongoing support groups and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities who are currently in or have been in a violent intimate relationship.
    • Staff is bilingual in Spanish.  
       
  • YWCA Programs
    • Downtown Seattle: 206-461-4882
    • East Cherry, Seattle: 206-568-7845
    • South King County: 425-226-1266 x1017
    • Support groups, including specialized groups for African American and Spanish-speaking women, community and legal advocacy, commercial sexual exploitation advocacy, children's advocacy, emergency shelter and transitional.

Sexual Assault

Legal

  • Domestic Violence Family Law Clinic
    • 206-783-2848
    • Call Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to make an appointment. Free one hour legal consultation with an attorney.
       
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
    • East King County 425-747-7274
    • Helpline hours are 10am-1pm, Monday-Friday
    • Provides no-cost legal assistance to low-income survivors of domestic violence throughout all of King County.

  • King County Bar Association-Family Law Mentor Program
    • Call 211 for screening Assists low-income King County Residents who are married or unmarried parents with contested family law cases (dissolutions, petitions to establish a parenting plan, or paternity cases) where children are at risk due to domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, or alcohol/drug abuse.

  • King County Bar Association-Housing Justice Project (HJP)
    • King County Courthouse (Seattle) Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and Monday, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent) Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    • Provides free legal help to low-income tenants facing eviction in King County.

  • King County Bar Association-Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)
    • 206-267-7010
    • Attorney referrals for individuals who wish to hire an attorney.

  • King County Bar Association--Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC)
    • 206-267-7070
    • Call Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to make an appointment free 30 minute legal consultation with an attorney including locations specializing in debt, bankruptcy, and family law issues.
    • Attorneys determine whether the client has a legal program, suggest possible options, and provide appropriate referrals.
    • Attorneys will do not provide legal representation in court.

  • King County Bar Association--Self-Help Plus Program (SHP)
    • 206-267-7080
    • Assists eligible low-income clients with non-contested marriage dissolutions (divorces that are agreed or in which the other party will not respond), parenting plans, and child support in non-contested cases when paternity has been established. 

  • King County Bar Association-Volunteer Legal Services (VLS)
    • Provides direct representation to clients with select civil legal issues through volunteer attorneys including estate planning, SSI/SSDI overpayments, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, debt defense, and vacating criminal records.
    • For bankruptcy, debt defense, and vacating criminal records, call the Neighborhood Legal Clinics to make an appointment with an attorney who will determine eligibility for direct representation.
    • For estate planning and SSI/SSDI overpayments, call 211 to be screened. 

  • King County Family Law Facilitator Program
    • King County Courthouse (Seattle) 206-477-2553
    • Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent) 206-477-2781
    • Provides forms for filing a dissolution, legal separation, parenting plan, child support modification, family law motion, restraining order or contempt motion. Facilitators are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.
    • Walk-in hours in Seattle are Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (daily recess from 10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.).
    • Walk-in hours in Kent are Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Monday and Thursday from 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (daily recess form 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.).

  • Legal Voice
    • 206-621-7691 or TTY 206-521-4317
    • Free legal information and referral to attorneys in private practice, self-help resources and family law packets.
       
  • Protection Order Advocate Program (POAP)
    • King County Courthouse (Seattle): 206-477-1103
    • Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent): 206-477-3758
    • Assistance for King County residents, and those that fled to or from King County because of domestic violence, with filing for a protection order and advocacy throughout the process. 

  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
    • 206-587-4009 or 800-445-5771
    • Provides immigration-related legal advices, information, representation, and education to low-income Washington State residents.

  • Northwest Justice Project
    • 206-464-1519
    • Provides representing for low-income survivors of domestic violence.
    • Also provides a cross-cultural domestic violence legal clinic for low-income survivors of domestic violence.
    • Accepts referral from domestic violence advocates and social worker only-clients should not refer themselves.
       
  • Sexual Violence Legal Services
    • 844-999-SVLS (7857) or 206-832-3620
    • Provides legal representation and consultation and hotlines services for survivors of sexual violence who have legal issues in King and Snohomish Counties. 

  • WashingtonLawHelp.org
    • The website offers a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Washington State, including protection from abuse, family law, housing, and immigration.
    • Available in 25 languages.

  • Washington State Protection Order Resources
    • The website provides information and resources on different types of protection order available in Washington State.     

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