The Crisis Clinic connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help.
The Crisis Clinic does this to reduce immediate emotional distress and defuse crises for individuals, families and the community; to reduce the immediate risk of violence to one’s self and others; and to increase the ability of people to access the safety net, particularly for mental and emotional support services.
Crisis Clinic serves all people (in physical, emotional and financial crisis) with an emphasis on serving King County residents.
- 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: 866-427-4747 (24/7)
- KING COUNTY 2-1-1: DIAL 2-1-1 (800-621-4636 M-F 8am-6pm)
- WA RECOVERY HELP LINE: 866-789-1511 (24/7)
The goal of Teen Link is to empower youth by supporting them as they make decisions.
Teen Link is a confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental telephone help line answered by teens each evening from 6-10 pm. Teen volunteers are trained to listen to your concerns and to talk with you about whatever is on your mind. No issue is too big or too small. Phone workers also have access to an extensive database and can give you information on agencies serving youth in the King County area.
After hours, callers have the option of being transferred to the Washington Recovery Help Line or leaving a message on the Teen Link voicemail. When leaving a message, please include your name, phone number and information about your concerns. Because of confidentiality, Teen Link phone workers will not leave a message when calling back unless you specify that it is okay to do so.
For more information check out their website below.
- TEEN LINK: 866-833-6546 (evenings 6-10pm) https://866teenlink.org/
2-1-1 Community Resources Online
2-1-1 Community Resources Online (CRO) is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services available for all of Washington State. The King County 2-1-1 section lists more than 5,000 services and 1,500 agencies.
If you have difficulty finding the services you are looking for, call one of the Information & Referral Specialists at King County 2-1-1 for assistance. It is best to call if your need relates to rent, move-in, utilities or legal assistance, as an Information and Referral Specialist will conduct a preliminary eligibility screening and can provide more help. Families seeking shelter or housing must call King County 2-1-1 to be screened for an assessment for the housing wait list.
- KING COUNTY 2-1-1: DIAL 2-1-1 (800-621-4636 M-F 8am-6pm)
Sound Generations – Senior Services
Since 1967, Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services) has connected older adults and adults with disabilities in King County with vital resources to help them thrive. Sound Generation (SG) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing Meals on Wheels and free rides to medical appointments, fitness programs and opportunities for meaningful engagement with others. SG alleviates stress by connecting seniors and those who care about them to whatever they need to remain safe, active and healthy. SG is committed to helping all people — especially those in low-income communities and communities of color — feel included and respected.
- Downtown Administrative Offices
Lillian Rice Building
2208 Second Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121-2055
Homeless Housing Resources
- Seattle Housing and Community Development
Resource center where households experiencing homelessness can get help finding housing and other resources. Individuals and families facing homelessness may call ahead to schedule an appointment. New appointments times are released each week.
- Catholic Community Services – Seattle
100 23rd Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98144
To schedule an appointment for an assessment, households may call 211.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekend hours by appointment only.
Walk-In Hours: Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Please note: Due to demand it’s possible that not all households that seek a walk-in assessment will be able to be accommodated at the time of walk-in.
- Share / Wheel – Seattle Housing and Resource Effort
SHARE and WHEEL are self-organized, democratic, grassroots organizations of homeless and formerly homeless individuals. SHARE was founded in 1990 and WHEEL was founded in 1993. For 22 years SHARE/WHEEL has been working to eradicate homelessness, educate the community, and empower homeless people.
SHARE/WHEEL practices self-management because it acknowledges and promotes the innate dignity of each person. All major decisions are made organizing meetings that all members are encouraged to attend, participate, and vote in.
SHARE is the national leader in breaking down attitudinal & unconstitutional legal barriers to Tent Cities, of which SHARE organizes three, as well as Seattle’s largest network of indoor shelters, all self-managed. Recognized leaders within SHARE can enhance that role by participating in the SHARE2 housing for work program, which provides extra support for struggling shelters, enabling them to become successful in self-management.
WHEEL operates a Severe Weather Shelter for homeless women and the Women’s Empowerment Center, a self-managed day organizing, arts, and education center for homeless and formerly homeless women. Together with the Church of Mary Magdalene, WHEEL co-sponsors Women in Black vigils whenever homeless people die outside or by violence in King County. WHEEL’s annual Homeless Women’s Forum, attended by 250 people, is an opportunity to educate the community, strengthen ties with allies and partners, celebrate successes, and share the WHEEL advocacy platform for the next year.
Together, SHARE and WHEEL educate the community about the causes and effects of homelessness, build bridges with homed people to address those issues, and actively lobby to change policies that oppress homeless people. Individuals and families facing homelessness may call ahead to schedule an appointment. New appointments times are released each week.
P.O. Box 2548, Seattle, WA 98111-2548
(206) 448-7889 – Share
(206) 957-0334 – Wheel
- West Seattle Food Bank
- White Center Food Bank
West Seattle Helpline – Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The West Seattle Helpline (WSH) is a nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for West Seattle neighbors. WSH provide information, referrals, clothing, and financial assistance to help working families in need. Since 1989, WSH has worked to improve the community through acts of “neighbors helping neighbors.”
- West Seattle Helpline
Domestic Violence – King County – Seattle Area
- Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 922-7088 TTY, Crisis Line: (206) 812-1001
- API Chaya, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 568-7576
- Consejo Counseling & Referral Services, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 467-9976
- The DoVE Project, Vashon, WA. Office: (206) 715-0258, Crisis Line: (206) 462-0911
- Jewish Family Services – Project DVORA, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 461-3240, Crisis Line: (206) 461-3222
- New Beginnings, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 783-4520, Crisis Line: (206) 522-9472
- NW Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle, WA. Office: 206-587-4009, Crisis Line: 206-957-8621
- NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 568-7777
- Multi-Communities, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 937-7155
- Refugee Women’s Alliance, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 721-0243, Crisis Line: (206) 721-0243
- Salvation Army-Catherine Booth House, Seattle, WA. Crisis Line: (206) 324-4943
- Salvation Army Domestic Violence Programs, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 447-9944
- Salvation Army-Hickman House Transitional Housing, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 932-5341
- Seattle Indian Health Board, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 324-9360
- Solid Ground – Broadview Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 299-2500, Crisis Line: (206) 299-2500
- YWCA of Seattle/King/Snohomish, Seattle, WA. Office: (206) 490-4353, Crisis Line: (206) 461-4882