SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

Washington

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Family Resource Center of Lincoln County
P.O. Box 1130
Davenport, WA 99122
Office: (509) 725-4358
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 932-0932

The Family Resource Center of Lincoln County provides services to survivors of sexual assault in Lincoln County. Services include: a 24-hour hotline and crisis intervention, support groups, medical and legal advocacy, one-on-one advocacy, and information and referrals. All sexual assault services are free and confidential and available to women, men, and children.

Forks Abuse Program
P.O. Box 1775
Forks, WA 98331
Office: (360) 374-6411
24-hour Crisis Line: (360) 374-2273
Email: forksabusepgm@centurytel.net

Forks Abuse Program provides services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones, primarily in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Services include: 24-hour hotline and crisis intervention; advocacy-based counseling; legal, medical, and social advocacy; hospital, police, and court accompaniment; emergency shelter for survivors and families; women's support groups; and information and referrals. There are no fees for services, but donations are accepted.

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
1401 East Jefferson, fourth floor
Seattle, WA 98122
Office: (206) 744-1600
24-hour Hotline: (206) 521-1800
TDD Hotline: (206) 521-1808
Website: www.hcsats.org

The Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, part of Harborview Hospital, offers services to prevent and counter the harmful effects of traumatic experiences on victims, families, and the community. Services include emergency medical care after sexual assault/abuse, including forensic examinations and consultation. There are no fees for emergency medical examinations. The Center also offers counseling services including: information and referrals, crisis counseling and support, and therapy groups for survivors of sexual assault. Initial appointments and groups are free of charge. Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress accepts most major insurance carriers to cover fees for other services. Survivors who are unable to pay may be eligible for reduced fee or free services through the Charity Care program.

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
PO Box 300
Renton, WA 98057
Office (TTY): (425) 226-5062
24-Hour Sexual Assault Resource Line: (888) 998-6423
Website: www.kcsarc.org

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault at no charge. Services include: a 24-hour resource and information line; crisis intervention; therapy for children, teens, and adult survivors of sexual assault; legal and medical advocacy; and on-going support. Services for survivors are provided in English and Spanish. Prevention education and training are also provided.

Kitsap Sexual Assault Center
P.O. Box 1936
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Office: (360) 479-1788
24-hour Hotline: (360) 479-8500

Kitsap Sexual Assault Center provides services to survivors of sexual assault in Kitsap County. Services include: a 24-hour support and crisis hotline, medical and legal advocacy, and individual and group therapy. Counselors are willing to meet with inmates to arrange for crisis intervention and other advocacy services. Advocacy and support groups are free of charge. Fees for therapy are based on a sliding scale, and most insurance is accepted. Individuals who have low or no income are eligible for free counseling. The 24-hour hotline accepts collect calls.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance
1002 E. Seneca St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Office: (206) 328-8979
Website: www.llaa.org
Email: access@llaa.org

The Pacific Northwest’s leading AIDS service organization, Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and to providing practical support services and advocacy for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS in Washington State. Lifelong AIDS Alliance offers the following programs and services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in King County: case management, nutritional assistance, housing referrals and placement assistance, assistance with health insurance premiums, assistance with accessing health care and treatment/medication adherence, and information and referrals to other AIDS service organizations. All Lifelong AIDS Alliance services are free and strictly confidential.

The Northwest Network
P.O. Box 20398
Seattle, WA 98102
Office: (206) 568-7777
TTY message: (206) 517-9670
Website: www.nwnetwork.org
Email: info@nwnetwork.org

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse provides support and advocacy services to LGBT people of all genders who are surviving abuse. Services are primarily targeted to survivors of domestic violence and include: support groups, individual counseling, legal advocacy, shelter referrals, safety planning, basic needs assistance, community education, and community organizing. Although the NW Network does not offer sexual assault-specific services, it is committed to meeting the needs of all LGBT survivors of abuse and can offer advocacy, information, and referrals to survivors of sexual violence in order to find the support that is best suited for each survivor. All services are free and confidential.

SafePlace
314 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 754-6389
24-hour Hotline: (360) 754-6300
24-hour TTY Hotline: (360) 943-6703
Website: www.safeplaceolympia.org
Email: help@safeplaceolympia.org

SafePlace is the only advocacy agency and confidential shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Thurston County. SafePlace sexual assault programs include: a 24-hour crisis line, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Team (SARPT), in-person advocacy at both the residential shelter and the community services office, sexual assault survivors support group, individual counseling, medical and legal advocacy, and information and referrals. All services are free to survivors. Correspondence can be made out to: Jen Friedlander, SA Program Coordinator, SafePlace PO Box 2002 Olympia, WA 98507-2002.

Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center of Lutheran Community Services, Inland Northwest
210 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
Office: (509) 747-8224
24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line (509) 624-7273
TTY: (509) 838-9006
Website: www.lcsnw.org/spokane/SAFeT.html

Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center (SAFeT Response Center) provides advocacy and support services for survivors of sexual assault and other crimes in the Spokane region. Services include: a 24-hour sexual assault crisis hotline, medical and legal advocacy, crisis intervention, information and referrals, general advocacy and support groups, as well as individual and group therapy. Crime victim advocacy, information and referral, and crisis intervention are provided at no charge. Services requiring a fee can be paid through Medicaid, private insurance, and Crime Victims Compensation Funds. A sliding fee scale is offered for survivors who are unable to pay for services.

Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County
633 N. Mildred, Suite J
Tacoma, WA 98406
Office: (253) 597-6424
24-hour Crisis, Information, and Referral Line: (253) 474-7273
Toll-free Crisis, Information, and Referral Line: (800) 756-7273
TTY: (253) 274-0448
Website: www.sexualassaultcenter.com

The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County (SACPC) is a community-based agency that advocates for victims/survivors, their families, and friends. The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County provides advocacy services free of charge to any victim/survivor of sexual assault or abuse, recent or past. The 24-hour crisis phone line connects survivors to an advocate to provide immediate assistance, information, emotional support, and medical and legal advocacy. SACPC also offers individual and couple counseling for survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment, as well as for friends and families of survivors. Counseling services are available to female and male adolescents and adults. Therapy is based on a generous sliding fee scale, and no one is turned away for financial reasons. SACPC is willing to offer crisis intervention services to all survivors of sexual assault who contact them, but due to funding restrictions they cannot provide additional on-going services to survivors who have committed sexual offenses.

Spokane AIDS Network
905 S. Monroe
Spokane, WA 92204
Office: (509) 455-8993
Accept Collect Calls: Yes, from clients who receive case management services
Website: www.san-nw.org
Email: info@SpokaneAIDS.org

Spokane AIDS Network (SAN) is a community-based organization whose mission is to minimize the impact of, and maximize awareness about, AIDS and other consequences of HIV infection in the Inland Northwest. SAN works with all people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS and those most at risk for contracting HIV in Spokane County and surrounding vicinities, including all 11 counties on the eastern side of Washington State. Case management services are available for clients when they are incarcerated. SAN can also provide general information and referrals by phone and by mail to survivors who are currently incarcerated. Services for survivors after release include HIV testing and counseling, case management, support groups, and food services for those who are eligible. Clients can also receive referrals to medical providers and case management support to access insurance. Support groups, information, referrals, and case management are offered to loved ones who reside in the same household as a SAN client who is HIV+. Translation services are available upon request. All services are free.

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
4317 6th Ave. SE, Suite 102
Olympia, WA 98503
Office: (360) 754-7583
Toll Free: (800) 775-8013
TTY: (360) 709-0305
Website: www.wcsap.org

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) unites agencies in the state of Washington that are engaged in the elimination of sexual violence through education, advocacy, victim services, and social change. WCSAP functions through member programs to exchange information, training, and expertise. Programs serve survivors, the general public, friends, family, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault. Survivors of sexual assault seeking resources in their area are encouraged to visit the WCSAP website, which includes a listing of local sexual assault service agencies throughout the state of Washington.

Yakima County Sexual Assault and Crime Victim Services
P.O. Box 959
Yakima, WA 96907
Office: (509) 576-4326
24-hour Hotline: (509) 452-9675
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 605-6999
Website: www.cwcmh.org

A program of Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health, the Sexual Assault and Crime Victim Services Program in Yakima County is dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence, sexual assault, and general crimes through prevention, education, and advocacy for survivors. Services are available to children and adults and include: a 24-hour hotline; crisis intervention; personal, legal, and medical advocacy; referrals for other community services; and supportive crisis counseling for survivors of sexual assault and other crimes. Support is available for survivors’ friends and family, as well. All services are free and confidential.

YWCA of Walla Walla
213 S. First Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Office: (590) 525-2570
Crisis Hotline: (509) 529-9922
TTY Hotline: (800) 833-6384
Website: www.ywcaww.org

The YWCA of Walla Walla serves domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. The YWCA of Walla Walla provides free shelter services for women and children as well as free support groups and individual counseling to women. Childcare is provided during group meetings at no cost. Other services include: a 24-hour crisis hotline for all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and comprehensive medical, legal, and systems advocacy. The YWCA of Walla Walla assists the public with domestic violence protection orders, sexual assault protection orders, and anti-harassment orders at its daily, courthouse-based protection order clinic.

LEGAL SERVICES

Columbia Legal Services
Institutions Project of Columbia
101 Yesler Way, Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 464-0838
Collect for Prisoners: (206) 382-3399

Columbia Legal Services is a nonprofit agency providing services for low income men, women, and youth. The Institutions Project looks into complaints of sexual abuse and rape in prisons and jails. Investigations will be monitored carefully to ensure that policies are being followed. Individual claims and cases are generally referred to private council for further legal assistance. All services are confidential.

Legal Voice
907 Pine Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101
Office: (206) 682-9225
Legal Information and Referral: (206) 621-7691
Toll-free Legal Information and Referrals: (866) 259-7720
TTY: (206) 521-4317
Website: www.legalvoice.org
Email: info@legalvoice.org

Legal Voice, formerly the Northwest Women's Law Center, has been the vanguard organization bringing groundbreaking litigation and fighting for landmark legislation to ensure justice for women in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. The Legal Voice Litigation Program brings cases that change law throughout several states in the Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. The Legal Voice Self-Help Program provides free legal and practical information for women and men. Survivors of sexual abuse behind bars can contact Legal Voice confidentially by phone or by mail by sending a letter marked “legal mail” to the address above. Legal Voice receives a large number of requests for assistance and is able to provide legal representation or advocacy only for a limited number of clients whose cases have the potential for broader impact, but will respond with any information and referrals that are available.

Northwest Justice Project
401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 464-1519
Toll-free: (888) 201-1012
Toll-free: (888) 201-1014
Website: www.nwjustice.org
Online library of legal education and self-help materials: www.washingtonlawhelp.org
E-mail: njp@nwjustice.org

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income people from nine offices throughout the state of Washington. The Northwest Justice Project client intake system (CLEAR) allows low-income individuals to be referred to legal assistance in their community by calling a toll-free number. Civil legal education and self-help representation materials are available from the Northwest Justice Project's website at www.washingtonlawhelp.org. Northwest Justice Project provides representation in high priority cases where children and/or family safety are at risk of harm.

Sexual Violence Law Center
810 Third Avenue, #500
Seattle, WA 98104
Office: (206) 624-0621
Website: www.svlawcenter.org
Email: kelly@svlawcenter.org

The Sexual Violence Law Center (SVLC) is a non-profit organization based in Seattle that works with survivors, the legal community, tribal governments, and service agencies within Washington and throughout the United States to advance the rights of sexual assault victims. SVLC can provide limited legal consultation, advocacy, information, resources, and referrals to attorneys for survivors of sexual abuse behind bars, either by phone or by mail. Survivors can also obtain publications such as “Know Your Rights: Information for Survivors of Sexual Violence” in English, Spanish or Chinese; “Understanding the Sexual Assault Protection Order, A Step by Step Guidebook” in English and Spanish, or “A Survivor’s Guide to Filing a Civil Law Suit” in English on their website. Unfortunately at this time, SVLC cannot provide direct litigation or representation. Se ofrece información en español, incluso las publicaciones siguientes: “Conozca Sus Derechos: Información para Sobrevivientes de Violencia Sexual” y “Explicación Sobre la Orden de Protección Contra la Agresión Sexual: Directrices para un Sobreviviente Durante el Proceso Judicial”.

Washington State Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Services
2101 Fourth Ave., Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 727-8262
Website: www.wsba.org/atj/contact/lawref.htm
E-mail: questions@wsba.org

The lawyer referral services listed are for the general public - there are no financial eligibility requirements. The lawyers charge their regular fees for services after the initial consultation. These are not low-cost or reduced fee attorney panels. Most programs will refer to surrounding counties.

Clark County/Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service
(360) 695-0599

King County Lawyer Referral Service
(206) 623-2551

Kitsap County Lawyer Referral Service
(360) 373-2426

Lewis County Lawyer Referral Program
(360) 748-0430

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Lawyer Referral
(253) 383-3432

Snohomish County Bar Referral Service
(425) 388-3018

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.