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Bashert (Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle)

  • Description: Bashert is the LGBTQ Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Bashert reaches out to LGBTQ Jews in Seattle in order to build a stronger, more inclusive Jewish community.
  • Population served: Jewish LGBTQ individuals of all ages.
  • Address: 2031 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-2412
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Phone Number: (206) 443-5400
  • Email: Bashert@JewishInSeattle.org
  • Website: http://www.jewishinseattle.org/connect/peers/lgbtq
  • Additional Information: Sign-up here to receive the Bashert newsletter.
  • Non-English Services Available: Hebrew
Bashert (Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle)
2031 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-2412
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BiNet

  • Description: BiNet Seattle is a bisexual non-profit, mixed gender, social and support organization created to foster a visible community for bisexual, bi-curious people, and their partners in the Puget Sound area.
  • Population served: Bisexual youth and adults, ages 13+.
  • Address: Location varies. Contact to learn locations.
  • Hours: Hours vary. Contact to learn hours.
  • Email: Use the contact form at this link: http://www.binetseattle.org/topics/feedback.html
  • Website: http://www.binetseattle.org/index.html
  • Additional Information: Follow BiNet on social media or contact them directly for times and locations of events. This resource has no permanent physical address.

Cascade Rainbow Community Center

  • Description: Cascades Rainbow Center is home to the largest collection of LGBT books, newspapers, and zines in Skagit County. Search the library catalog here.
  • Population served: All welcome.
  • Address: 508 N 18th Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  • Hours: Fri 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • Phone Number: 360-840-8499
  • Website: http://cascaderainbow.org/
  • Non-English Services Available: Books in languages other than English are available.
Cascade Rainbow Community Center
508 N 18th Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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Compass Housing Alliance

  • Description: The Compass Housing Alliance offers a Clients Services Office providing linkage to social services, a Hygiene Center, and a shelter and community center called Peter’s Place.
  • Population served: All welcome.
  • Address:
    • Main Office: 77 S. Washington St., 5th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
    • Peter’s Place (Shelter & Community Center): 901 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
    • Hygiene Center & Client Services Office: 77 South Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Hours:
    • Client Services Office: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
    • Hygiene Center: Mon-Fri 7am-2:30pm
    • Peter’s Place: Sun-Wed 8am-5:30pm, Thurs 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Phone Number: 206-474-1630
  • Website: http://www.compasshousingalliance.org/what-we-do-top/day-services/
  • Additional Information: Compass Housing Alliance does not require a government issued ID but prefers an ID with a picture just to more easily match the service with the person. People can seek refuge, meals and basic services as well as connect with case management, entitlements and other benefits, mental health counseling and nursing services.
Compass Housing Alliance
77 S. Washington St., 5th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
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Consejo Counseling & Referral Service

  • Description: Consejo provides services addressing mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse treatment, youth crisis, and housing. Consejo specializes in providing culturally competent services to the monolingual Latino community.
  • Population served: Underserved Latino communities with a focus on families. All ages.
  • Address: 3808 S Angeline Street, Seattle WA, 98118
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM to 5PM
  • Phone Number: 206-461-4880
    • After Hours & Weekend Crisis Line: 206-461-3222.
  • Email: Contact form: http://consejocounseling.org/contact/get-help/
  • Website: http://consejocounseling.org/
  • Non-English Services Available: Spanish
Consejo Counseling & Referral Service
3808 S Angeline Street, Seattle WA, 98118
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DESC

  • Description: DESC’s mission is not merely to offer shelter, but to end the homelessness of our community’s most vulnerable people, through an integrated array of clinical services and supportive housing that allows men and women to reclaim their lives and reach their highest potential.
  • Population served: Homeless adults, ages 18+
  • Address: 509 Third Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Weekend and evening hours vary. Contact DESC for more information.
  • Phone Number: 206-515-1545
  • Email: info@desc.org
  • Website: http://www.desc.org/entry.html
DESC
509 Third Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
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Entre Hermanos (Latino LGBTQ Resource Center)

  • Description: Entre Hermanos seeks to address health disparities and social injustices affecting the Latino LGBTQ community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.
  • Population served:
  • Address: 1105 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
  • Phone Number: 206-322-7700
  • Email: info@entrehermanos.org
  • Website: http://entrehermanos.org/programs/
  • Non-English Services Available: Spanish
  • Additional Information: Programs are usually delivered in Spanish or a bilingual format, as well as in a culturally appropriate manner by members of the community.

Gay City Health Project

  • Description: Gay City Health Project promotes wellness in LGBTQ communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts, and building community.
  • Population served: LGBTQ individuals with an emphasis on gay man, ages 16+
  • Address: 517 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Phone Number: 206-860-6969
  • Email: info@gaycity.org
  • Website: https://www.gaycity.org/
  • Additional Information: While Gay City Health Project emphasizes services to gay men, all genders and orientations are welcome.
Gay City Health Project
517 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122
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Gender Justice League

  • Description: Gender Justice League is a Washington State trans and allied activist collective headquartered in Seattle. They provide information and referrals on the trans community, connections to local resources, social and community events, leadership training for trans* people and allies, and information about health insurance coverage.
  • Population served: Transgender individuals and allies of all ages.
  • Address: 1433 12th Ave #1A Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: Hours vary. See meetings & events calendar available online at: http://www.genderjusticeleague.org/calendar/
  • Phone Number: 206-734-4794: This phone number forwards to an on call cell phone and offers voice mail if no one is available. Calls are returned within 24 hours. Email is best for a timely response.
  • Email: danni@genderjusticeleague.org
  • Website: http://www.genderjusticeleague.org/contact-us/
  • Additional Information: New Member Orientation is held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7-9pm.
Gender Justice League
1433 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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Jewish Family Service of Seattle (Refugee & Immigrant Service Centers)

  • Description: The Refugee & Immigrant Service Centers at the Jewish Family Service of Seattle seek to support and assist immigrants and refugees on a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
  • Population served: All welcome
  • Address: 15821 NE 8th Street, Suite 210, Bellevue, WA 98008
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Phone Number: 425-643-2221
  • Email: contactus@jfsseattle.org
  • Website: http://www.jfsseattle.org/refugee.html
  • Non-English Services Available: Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Farsi

Lambert House

  • Description: Lambert House is a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth that empowers youth through the development of leadership, social and life skills.
  • Population served: LGBTQ youth, 21 and under.
  • Address: 1818 15th Ave on Capitol Hill in Seattle (between E Howell & E Denny Way)
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 4:00pm-9:30pm
  • Phone Number: 206-322-2515 ext. 811
  • Email: ken@lamberthouse.org
  • Website: http://www.lamberthouse.org/index.html
  • Additional Information: Some client information may be shared with the parents of underage clients. Some activities require parental consent.
Lambert House
1818 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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Law Office of Andre Olive, LLC

  • Description: Andre Olivie helps asylum seekers at the asylum office and in immigration court.
  • Population served: LGBTQ adults, 18+
  • Address: 1633 Bellevue Ave. Suite C Seattle WA 98122
  • Hours: Mon–Fri: 9am – 6pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
  • Phone Number: 206-724-1940
  • Email: olivielaw@ymail.com
  • Website: http://www.olivielaw.com/legal-services/asylum/
  • Additional Information: Your initial 60 minute consultation is free of charge. You can make an appointment online here. Andre Olivie is a member of the the Washington State LGBT Lawyers Association known as “Q-Law”. Andre Olivie helps individuals sponsor family members for green cards, immigrant visas and asylum. Andre has extensive experience working with Same-Sex couples and LGBT immigration and asylum.
Law Office of Andre Olive, LLC
1633 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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Lifelong AIDS Alliance

  • Description: Lifelong AIDS Alliance works to empower people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. Lifelong provides a food program, housing options, and various medical services including substance abuse recovery, dental care, health insurance, sexual health, health education and case management.
  • Populations Served:
  • Addresses:
    • Aberdeen: 110 West Market Street, Suite 105, Aberdeen, WA 98520
    • Bellingham: 115 Unity Street, Suite 302, Bellingham, WA 98225
    • Bremerham: 115 Unity Street, Suite 302, Bellingham, WA 98225
    • Everett: 3305 Oakes Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
    • Longview: 1338 Commerce Avenue, Suite 212, Longview, WA 98632
    • Seattle:
      • Meal Pick-Up Center: 1161 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
      • Client Services Center: 1016 E. Pike Street, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98122
      • Meal Production Center: 206 S. Lucile Street, Seattle, WA 98108
      • Lifelong Thrift Store: 312 Broadway Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
  • Phone Number: (206) 957-1600
    • Client Services Line: (206) 957-1717
    • Send a secure message here.
  • Website: http://www.lifelongaidsalliance.org/
  • Contact:
  • Additional Information: An application is required in order to receive dental care. Please contact the Dental Program Coordinator at 206-957-1716 to apply.
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
1016 East Pike Street, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98122
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Low Income Housing Institute

  • Description: The Low Income Housing Institute provides housing and hygiene services for the low-income and homeless of Washington state.
  • Population served: Adults of all genders and orientations, ages 18+.
  • Address: 2407 1st Ave Seattle WA 98121
    • Urban Rest Stop Hygiene Centers
      • 1924 9th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101
      • 1415 NE 43rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
      • 2014 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
    • Urban Rest Stop Hours:
      • 1924 9th Ave: Mon-Fri 5:30-9:30pm, last laundry at 6pm, last shower at 6pm, closed Friday 11am-2pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm.
      • 1415 NE 43rd Street, Tues-Thurs 9am-6pm, last laundry 2pm, last shower at 5pm, Friday 9am-5:30pm, closed daily 12-1pm.
      • 2014 NW 57th Street, Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:30pm, last laundry at 12pm, last shower at 1:30pm.
  • Phone Number: 1-206-443-9935
  • Email: housinginfo@lihi.org
  • Website: http://lihi.org/
  • Additional Information: Consultations and Urban Rest Stop services are free. Housing is not free.
Low Income Housing Institute
2407 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
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Neighborcare Health

  • Description: Neighborcare is the largest provider of primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services in Seattle focusing on low-income and uninsured families and individuals, seniors on fixed incomes, immigrants, and the homeless.
  • Population served: All welcome.
  • Address: 1200 12th Avenue S, Suite #901, Seattle, WA 98144
  • Hours: Wed-Thurs 6pm-9pm
  • Phone Number: 206-633-7650
  • Email: info@neighborcare.org
  • Website: https://www.neighborcare.org/
  • Additional Information: Homeless youth services are provided on a drop-in basis only. No appointments.
  • Non-English Services Available: 45+ languages and dialects, including Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Neighborcare Health
1200 12th Avenue S, Suite
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New Boyz Club

  • Description: The New BoyZ Club is a Transgender & Gender Queer peer support and discussion group for people in and around Olympia, WA, who were born female and now identify as another gender.
  • Population served: Adults around Olympia, WA who were born into the female body and who now identify as another gender, ages 18+.
  • Hours: Visit online calendar for group times and locations: http://olympiaftmgroup.webs.com/apps/calendar/
  • Website: http://olympiaftmgroup.webs.com/
  • Additional Information: Current offerings include: NBC Group, open to people who identify as GenderQueer, Transgender FTM, Transsexual, Trans-Masculine, as well as questioning their gender identity. Meetings are held each Friday from 7pm-9pm in Olympia (see Calendar). This group observes stricy member confidential. New Boyz Club states it does not permit intolerance, disrespect, or breach of confidentiality.

OutVentures

  • Description: OutVentures is an outdoor organization for the LGBT community based in Seattle, serving a membership in the Puget Sound region and larger Pacific Northwest.
  • Population served: LGBTQ individuals of all ages. Individuals who are under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Hours: Hours vary depending on the activity. Contact OutVentures to find out more about upcoming activities.
  • Email: Use this contact form: http://www.outventures.org/contact_us.php
  • Website: http://www.outventures.org/contact_us.php

Parents, Families, And Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

  • Description: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of LGBTQ persons, their families, and friends, through support, education, and advocacy.
  • Population served: Parents, family members, friends, and straight allies of LGBTQ individuals, all ages.
  • Address: 1122 E Pike Street, PMB 620, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: Support meetings held on specific weekday evenings. Call for specific times and locations, or visit the PFLAG website.
  • Phone Number: 206-325–7724. Voicemail only; calls returned within 48 hours.
  • Email: info@pflagseattle.org
  • Website: http://pflagseattle.org/

Peace for the Streets by the Kids from the Streets (PSKS)

  • Description: PSKS supports young adults through various programs that encourage empowerment, intervention, education and community service. The PSKS approach to basic needs is one of harm reduction making human safety, health and security a priority.
  • Population served: Homeless youth, 12-23 years of age
  • Address: 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-5PM
  • Phone Number: 206-726-8500
  • Website: http://www.psks.org/

People of Color Against AIDS Network.md

  • Description: POCAAN is a multicultural, multi-social service agency serving marginalized communities in Seattle and greater King County. POCAAN is committed to providing comprehensive, multicultural awareness and prevention messages aimed at addressing health disparities experienced in diverse communities.
  • Population served: African American LGBTQ individuals of all genders and orientations, ages 16+
  • Address: 1820 E. Pine Street, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98122
    • South Office: 4437 Rainier Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98118
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Phone Number: 206-322-7061
  • Email: Please use this contact form: http://www.pocaan.org/contact.html
  • Website: http://www.pocaan.org/
People of Color Against AIDS Network.md
1820 E. Pine Street, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98122
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ROOTS Friday Feast

  • Description: A free dinner service provided every Friday.
  • Population served: Adults of all genders and orientations, 18+
  • Address: 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Hours: Friday 5:30-7:00PM
  • Phone Number: 206-632-1635
  • Website: http://www.rootsinfo.org/friday-feast/
ROOTS Friday Feast
1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, WA 98105
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Rainbow City Performing Arts

  • Description: Rainbow City Performing Arts provides opportunities for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied to share their musical talents through public performances. RCPA fosters music education, friendships and community giving.
  • Population served: LGBTQ adults, 17+/
  • Mailing Address: Rainbow City Performing Arts, PO Box 51074, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Hours:
    • Concert Band: Tues 7 - 9:30 pm in Wedgwood (Sep - Mar)
    • Orchestra: Thurs 7 - 9:30 pm in Wedgwood (Sep - Jun)
    • Swing Band/Jazz Combo: Mon 7 - 9:30 pm in Lynnwood (year-round with breaks)
    • Marching Band: Tues 7 - 9 pm in Wedgwood (Apr - Jun)
    • Pep Band: No regular rehearsals; RPCA runs through a few pieces prior to each gig.
    • Color Guard: as arranged by members (Apr - Jun)
    • Small Ensembles: as arranged by members (varies by group and performance schedule)
  • Phone Number: 866-841-9139 (ext. 2126)
  • Email: info@rainbowcityband.com or use the online contact form at: http://www.rainbowcityband.com/contact
  • Website: http://www.rainbowcityband.com/
  • Additional Information: To join, visit http://www.rainbowcityband.com/contact/join. Let RPCA know which ensemble(s) are of interest and which instrument(s) you play (or for spinOUT, if you have experience with flags, rifles, and/or sabres).

Seattle Area Support Group & Community Center

  • Description: SASG promotes well-being through peer support, providing a variety of groups catered towards health & wellness, recovery, social and support. SASG services are geared specifically for the LGBTQ community and include all allies. The only requirement for participation in programming is acceptance of others. All services are free. No identification, income, or money is required to participate in programming.
  • Population served: LGBTQ adults and allies of all genders and orientations
  • Address: 115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98112
  • Hours: Varies depending on the group you are attending - please check website.
  • Phone Number: 206.322.2437
  • Website: http://sasgcc.org/
  • Additional Information: Groups are led by trained peer facilitators. Most groups are ongoing and meet weekly. Some require pre-registration. View the current event calendar here: http://sasgcc.org/calendar.
Seattle Area Support Group & Community Center
115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98112
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Seattle Frontrunners

  • Description: Seattle Frontrunners is Seattle’s running and walking club for gay men, lesbians & friends. Seattle Frontrunners provides a safe space for LGBTQ individuals interested in running and sport from all over the world.
  • Population served: LGBTQ adults and allies of all genders, 18+
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 31952, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Hours: Hours vary. See online calendar: http://www.seattlefrontrunners.org/calendar
  • Email: board2016@seattlefrontrunners.org
  • Website: http://www.seattlefrontrunners.org/

St. James Cathedral

  • Description: The St. James Cathedral Immigration Assistance Program provides tutoring in English and preparation for citizenship exams.
  • Population served: Adults of all genders and orientations, ages 18+.
  • Address: 804 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Hours: Hours vary. Contact this resource to determine hours.
  • Phone Number: 206-382-4511
  • Email: cwalsh@stjames-cathedral.org
  • Website: http://www.stjames-cathedral.org/immigrant/learn_english.html
  • Non-English Services Available: Languages offered depend on volunteer availability. Contact this resource to learn which languages are available.
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
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Tacoma Rainbow Center

  • Description: Through education, advocacy, and celebration, the Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the LGBTQ community.
  • Population served: LGBTQ individuals of all ages.
  • Address: 2215 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 1pm - 5pm. Wed: 1pm - 7pm.
  • Phone Number: 253-383-2318
  • Email: info@rainbowcntr.org
  • Website: http://www.rainbowcntr.org/
Tacoma Rainbow Center
2215 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Teen Feed

  • Description: Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.
  • Population served: Homeless and housing-instable teens, ages 13-18.
  • Address: 4740 B University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
    • Meal Assistance locations are listed here.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
    • See meal assistance locations for related hours here.
  • Phone Number: (206) 522-4366
  • Email: info@teenfeed.org
  • Website: http://www.teenfeed.org/
Teen Feed
4740 B University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Three Dollar Bill Cinema

  • Description: Three Dollar Bill Cinema strengthens, connects, and reflects diverse communities through queer film and media.
  • Population served: LGBT people and their families.
  • Address: 1620 12th Avenue #203, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Mailing Address: 1122 E. Pike Street #1313, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: There are no set hours. An online calendar of events is located at: http://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/calendar
  • Phone Number: 206-323-4274
  • Email: info@threedollarbillcinema.org
  • Website: http://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/about/info
  • Non-English Services Available: Three Dollar Bill Cinema does include foreign-language and subtitled films in its programming. Refer to the online calendar of events for more information about when these films are being offered: http://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/calendar
Three Dollar Bill Cinema
1620 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
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Washington Gender Alliance

  • Description: Washington Gender Alliance is dedicated to helping people deal with the issues of gender identity and/or expression, be it their own, or those of someone in their lives. They do this primarily by conducting community-oriented, peer-facilitated, open support groups. The only requirement for participation is that participants’ lives somehow be impacted by transgenderism.
  • Population served: Transgender adults, 18+
  • Address: Support group locations include:
    • 910 14th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    • 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201;
    • 17018 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
    • 26 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla 99362
  • Hours:
    • Bellingham: Tues 7:30pm-9pm;
    • Everett: Wed 7:30pm-9pm;
    • Shoreline: Mon 7:30pm-9pm; Thurs 7:30pm-9pm
    • Walla Walla: Thurs 7:30pm-9pm
  • Phone Number: 360-445-2411
  • Website: http://www.washingtongenderalliance.com/
  • Additional Information: For more information about meeting times and locations please visit: http://www.washingtongenderalliance.com/meetings.html.
Washington Gender Alliance
910 14th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
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YWCA

  • Description: The YWCA opens doors to opportunity and self-sufficiency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination.
  • Population served: Individuals of all ages, genders, and orientations, with a focus on women.
  • Address: 1118 Fifth Ave, First Floor, Seattle, WA 98101.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
  • Phone Number: 206-720-5566 or toll free at 1-888-292-1912.
  • Website: http://www.ywcaworks.org/
YWCA
1118 Fifth Ave, First Floor, Seattle, WA 98101
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