Counseling Services

Seattle Counseling Services

SCS provides comprehensive mental health and addiction services to the LGBTQ communities of Seattle, King County and surrounding regions.

206-323-1768

 

Consejo Counseling and Referral Services

Consejo is an award-winning agency that has provided over 30 years of culturally-competent services to growing yet underserved Latino communities with a focus on families with children.

 

Gay and Lesbian Counseling of Seattle

GLCS, an intentional and diverse community of lesbian, transgendered and gay counselors. Our goal is to contribute resources back into our community that are flexible enough to meet the broad spectrum of LGBTQ needs.

206-276-0325

 

Hotines & LGBTQ Help Centers 

24 – Hour Crisis Line
24-hour crisis support and access to local resources.
Serving King County residents
866.4CRISIS
(866.427.4747)
206.461.3222
FAX: 206.461.8368
TTY / TDD for the Deaf: 206.461.3219

GLBT National Helpline

GLBTQ helpline provides free and confidential telephone and internet-peer counseling, information, and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning callers throughout the United States.
1-888-843-4564


GLBT National Youth Talkline
The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
1-800-656-HOPE

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
The Centers purpose is to alleviate, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families.
1-888-99-VOICE 888-998-6423
24-Hour Resource Line


Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
1-888-488-7386
24-Hour Resource Line

Write to Dear Trevor with any non-time sensitive questions.


National Domestic Violence Hotline
Hotline advocates provide support and assistance to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation, including those in same-sex relationships, male survivors, those with disabilities and immigrant victims of domestic violence. All calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline are anonymous and confidential.
1-800-799-7233


National Child Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

 

National Runaway Helpline

1-800-RUNAWAY

The helpline provides services to keep runaway, homeless and at-risk yout safe and off the streets. The 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. If you're not ready to call, you can post to our bulletin board, send an email, or start a live chat. It’s anonymous, confidential and free.

  

Other Important resources

 

LGBTQ Health
AIDS Care Access Project - Needle and Sex Education Outreach Network

Dental, medical, referrals, insurance

2849277


AIDS Clinical Trials Unity – University of Washington
Research for better safer and more effective treatments

Public Health of Seattle & King County
LGBTQ health information and services

 

Gay City Health Project
Seattle-based health organization for gay, bisexual and transgender men
206-860-6969

Lesbian Health and Research Center
The Center is dedicated to improving the health and well being of lesbians, bisexual women and transgender individuals.
415-502-5209

 

Transgender

Ingersoll Gender Center

Support and information for transgender/transsexual individuals, their family/friends, and service providers
206-329-6651


Washington Gender Alliance
A support and educational organization 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. We are a non-profit organization which serves the state of Washington.

New Boyz Club
A transgender and gender-queer peer support and discussion group for people ages 18 and over in and around Olympia, WA who were born into the female form and who now identify otherwise.


Best Local Resources in Seattle
Seattle has a profound LGBTQ community and many of these members could use a resource or two that is catered to their lifestyle. These organizations all foster awareness, education and empowerment to Seattle’s LGBTQ communities by holding events, offering aid and services, along with community support.

GLBT National Resource Database
Find the largest collection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender resources on the web. Directly access the nation’s largest collection of 15,000 GLBT resources.

 

Area LGBTQ Community Centers

Tacoma Rainbow Center

The Rainbow Center's mission is to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by providing education, resources, information and opportunities for empowerment to individuals and organization with the south Puget Sound area.

Olympia Rainbow Center
A virtual community center for Olympia and surrounding communities, serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied people
The Inland Northwest LGBT Center (Spokane)
The Center’s mission is to build a vibrant LGBTQ community through collaborative programs promoting education, advocacy and wellness.

 

The Inland Northwest LGBT Center (Spokane)

The Center's mission is to build a vibrant LGBTQ community through collaborative programs promoting education, advocacy and wellness.

TEAM Seattle

TEAM Seattle fosters support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in Seattle. We seek to promote health, educate new athletes, develop communication between various sports teams, and work together to attend local, regional and international sports events.

206.782.7636

 

Bisexual

BiNET Seattle
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. We support the community through educational speakings, support groups and social events.


Seattle Bisexual Women's Network(SBWN)
SBWN is group of self-identified women from diverse backgrounds working to create a feminist bisexual support network.

HIV/AIDS

Building Changes - AIDS Housing of Washington
Building Changes is a catalyst for ending homelessness. They address the economic and social conditions that adversely affect people’s housing, health and job opportunities. They coalesce public and private resources to create lasting solutions, transforming the way people in need are served.

Bailey-Boushay House
Residential care and day health programs for people living with AIDS. People come to Baily-Boushay in Seattle with a host of challenges. Most have HIV/AIDS. Some are destitute, homeless or alone. Others have mental health illness or chemical dependencies.
(206) 322-5300

Dunshee House
Support groups and services for people living with HIV/AIDS, the LGBT community, and their loved ones.

 

Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Lifelong's mission is to empower people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. They provide a range of services (case management, housing support, recovery support services, food support & nutrition, insurance program, prevention and education)

(206) 328-8979


POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network)
A multi-cultural AIDS prevention organization created in response to the devastating impact that HIV/AIDS was and continues to have on communities of color.

206-322-7061 (Seattle Office)


Rosenhedge/Multifath Works
Rosehedge/Multifath Works serves vulnerable men and women living with HIV/AIDS by providing housing, compassionate health care and supportive services that enhance the quality of their lives. In addition, they unite communities of compassionate care and inclusive spirituality with people living in isolation and loneliness.


Washington State Department of Health HIV Services
HIV prevention, planning, education and care services. The Washington State DOH works to reduce the transmission and medical consequences of HIV by assuring that persons with HIV in Washington have access to health care and supportive services.

 

Youth 

Camp Ten Trees
Camp Ten Trees is a nonprofit organization offering summer camp sessions in the Pacific Northwest, featuring a week for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies, and a week for children and youth of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families.


Inside Out
Shoreline drop-in prevention group for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning adolescents to explore positive ways to express who they are with pride and dignity.


Kitsap County HIV/AIDS Foundation
Q Youth Resources provides education, community, and a safe space for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and straight ally. Our mission is to empower youth to make informed choices and live healthy lives.


Lambert House
Seattle center for LGBT youth 22 and under


Oasis Youth Center
Oasis is a confidential drop-in and resource center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth ages 14-24 in Pierce County.


Odyssey Youth
Odyssey Youth Center is the only all inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQA) youth center in the Spokane, WA area.


Seattle Young People's Project
Project to empower teens to speak out on social justice issues

The Cool Page for Queer Teens
Resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth

Queer Youth Space
Queer Youth Space’s (QYS’s) mission is to build the leadership and agency of queer youth by sustaining a space where we can explore and express the totality of our identities through activism, wellness, education and the arts.


Safe Schools Coalition
Program to end bullying and violence against LGBT in schools


Vista Youth Center
Tri-Cities Youth Center that works with LGBTIQQA individuals 14-21 years old and offer unique combinations of direct service, social service, referrals. Programs are youth-driven and based on the model of peer support and leadership.


Youth Eastside Services B-GLAD
B-GLAD is a drop-in support group in Bellevue open to kids ages 12 to 19 who may identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or who may be questioning their sexuality.

 

Violence & Abuse

NW Network

The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country. Services include support groups, individual counseling, legal advocacy, shelter referrals, safety planning, basic needs assistance, community education and community organizing.
206-568-7777

PFLAG Pacific Northwest
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families, and friends through support, education and advocacy.
206-325-7724

 

Multicultural/Culturally Specific

Asian Counseling & Referral
Human services and behavior health for Asian Pacific Americans


Asian & Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center-Queer Network Program(API Chaya)
The Queer Network Program at API Chaya works to engage the API LGBTIQ community to address and prevent intimate partner violence. In order to do this, the Program works to build skills among allies and community members, raises the visibility of our community and concerns, and supports survivors of violence.
206-325-0325 Helpline
(206) 467-9976Office
Helpline and office hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm.


Bashert: The LGBT Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Bashert is the LGBTQ Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Bashert reaches out to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Jews in Greater Seattle in order to build a stronger, more inclusive Jewish community.


Consejo Counseling and Referral Services
Consejo is an award-winning agency that has provided over 30 years of culturally-competent services to growing yet underserved Latino communities with a focus on families with children.


Entre Hermanos
Promotes the health and well being of the Latino Gay, Lesbia, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.
206-322-7700

Trikone Northwest
A supportive, empowering, and affirming community for LGBTQ and differently-oriented South Asians in the Pacific Northwest.

MAACT (Men of All Colors and Cultures Together) -Seattle
A collective nationwide network of affiliated and developing chapters in over 20 cities that identify themselves as Black and White Men Together (BWMT), Men of All Colors Together (MACT), or People of All Colors Together (PACT) in keeping with the cultural dynamics of their respective areas.


NativeOUT -underconstruction


References:Seattle Counseling Services, SCC Multicultural Center LGBTQ Resource List, University of Washington Q-Center

 


 

 Coming Out Resources*

 

General Coming Out resources and information

www.hrc.org/resources/category/coming-out
www.bidstrup.com/cool.htm

Out in the workplace?

- A guide from Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania
- Questions to ask yourself and help to decide when or if to come out in the work place.
career.berkeley.edu/Infolab/LGBTdisc.stm

Career planning & Job Search Guide for LGBT Students & Alumni

www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/LGBTguide.html

Small study on reasons why LGBTQ people may not come out at work
preview.hrc.org/issues/workplace/diversity/openness-at-work.htm

General information from the APA regarding sexual orientation
www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/orientation.aspx
www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/sorientation.pdf

General information from the APA regarding transgender issues
www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/transgender.aspx
www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/transgender.pdf
 
Networking
 

National Organization of Gay & Lesbian Scientists & Technical Professionals

www.noglstp.org/

 

Out Professional

Gay & Lesbian networking organization with job postings, events, publications
www.outprofessionals.org
 
Employment/Jobs
 

Postings from companies that promote diversity & provide safe & open environments for Gay & Lesbian workers

progayjobs.com/

 

GLP Careers - Jobs for the Gay Community

www.prweb.com/releases/2004/07/prweb140753.htm
 

Employment for the Worldwide Transgender Community

www.tjobbank.com

 

Information from the Human Rights Campaign on LGBT employment

www.hrc.org/issues/workplace
 
Scholarships
 

Grants, Scholarships, Leadership for the IUW LGBTQ Community

www.pridefoundation.org

 

A list of financial aid information for the LGBT Community

www.gofinancialaid.com/lgbt-financial-aid.html

 

About.com People & Relationships Lesbian Life

lesbiant.fe.about.com/od/youth/tp/scholarships.htm

 

A National Gay and Lesbian Scholarship

www.pointfoundation.org/index10.html

*Provided by Highline Community College Counseling website