- Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services
Mission is to identify the needs of older people and adults with disabilities in our community, to advise on services to meet these needs, and to advocate for local, state, and national programs that promote quality of life for these populations.
Make a difference in the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities.
- Aging Your Way
- Aging and Disability Services King County
- Alliance for Retired Americans
It is our mission to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.
- Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens
Senior Information & Assistance - (206) 448-3110 or 1-888-435-3377
The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens supports healthy aging, independent living, and social and civic engagement, all to make a difference in the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities.
- Older American Act & Aging Network
- Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
- Senior Information & Assistance
(206) 448-3110 or 1-888-435-3377
Interpreter services are available.
- Seattle chapter of National Organization for Women
- Washington Senior Citizens' Lobby
…to enhance the quality of life… through education and legislation
- WA State Council on Aging
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- Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
has four basic goals: promote affirmative action in the workplace; strengthen the role of women in unions; organize unorganized women; increase the involvement of women in the political and legislative process.
- The League of Women Voters Seattle King County
The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County believes that sensible, responsible civil discourse and action based on substance rather than partisanship is essential for civic improvement and that we can help make democracy work through informed participation in government. The League, while political, is non-partisan and does not support, rate, or endorse candidates. We do, however, sponsor free, non-partisan candidate forums, monthly public forums and ballot issues forums. We also advocate on issues such as education, transportation, land use, ethics and healthcare.
- Legal Voice
Legal Voice envisions a world where every woman and girl enjoys economic, social and political equality. We work toward that vision by pursuing justice for all women and girls in the Northwest through ground-breaking litigation, legislative and policy advocacy and educational tools to help people understand their rights and the legal system.
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Commission
The Commission's role is to effectively address and present the concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered citizens of Seattle to the Mayor, City Council, and all City Departments.
The Commission recommends legislation, policy, programs and budget items to the mayor, city council and city departments.
- National Organization for Women
Seattle chapter: (206) 632 8547, http://nowseattle.org/
- National Older Women’s League
The Voice of Midlife and Older Women. Find updates on current issues affecting midlife & older women ie Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the new deficit commission.
- Washington Women In Need (WWIN)
Improving the lives of low income women in Washington through financial assistance for health care and education.
- Widowed Information and Consultation Services
WICS (Widowed Information and Consultation Services) is a non-sectarian, non-profit, self-help support organization run by widowed people for widowed people of all ages. If you have lost a spouse or partner to death, WICS offers support from others who are facing similar issues.
- Women’s Funding Alliance
Dedicated to promoting justice, health and opportunity by investing the future of women and girls.
- YWCA Seattle
The YWCA's mission is to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. In support of this mission, the YWCA provides services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, eliminate racism and achieve equal opportunities for all people.
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- Compassion and Choices
As the Washington State affiliate of Compassion & Choices National they provide our services statewide. A small, but very effective, grassroots nonprofit organization making a real difference assisting people dealing with terminal illness, pain, and suffering.
- People’s Memorial
People's Memorial Association (PMA) is a non-profit organization that has 70 years experience helping individuals and families in Washington State avoid the confusion, sales pressure and high expense often associated with funeral arrangements. PMA provides education and advocacy for consumers regarding simple, dignified cremation and burial. You can become a member of PMA for one low lifetime membership fee that entitles you to discounted prices on arrangements at our contracted funeral homes and cemeteries.
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- Minor Home Repair Projects
- NEST: North East Seattle Together
NEST is a grass-roots community dedicated to ensuring that as we grow older, we can continue to live safely and confidently in our own homes, in the neighborhoods we love. We are open to members of all ages and abilities who can make use of our services.
- Seattle Housing Authority
Seattle Housing Authority provides long-term rental housing and rental assistance to more than 26,000 people with low incomes. Learn more. We do not provide temporary shelter, emergency shelter, or transitional housing—but many other nonprofit housing organizations in Seattle do.
- Seattle Senior Housing Program (SSHP)
- Solid Ground
We believe that together, we can build a community free from poverty, prejudice and neglect in which all members stand on Solid Ground with the skills and confidence needed to achieve their dreams. Since 1974, Solid Ground (formerly the Fremont Public Association) has helped our most vulnerable community members overcome economic crises and develop the skills and resources they need to thrive, helping hundreds of thousands of people throughout King County break the cycle of poverty.
- Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Provides services and strives to empower, enable, and assist African-Americans,
other people of color, and disadvantaged individuals to become self-sufficient.
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- Jubilee Women’s Center
Founded in 1983, Jubilee Women's Center has provided safe, affordable and supportive community housing in Seattle and a program that helps single women transition out of homelessness and into independent living.
- New Beginnings
(206) 783-4520, (206) 522-9472 (Crisis Line)
Mission is to provide shelter, advocacy, and support for battered women and their children and to change attitudes and social institutions which foster and perpetuate violence.
- Noel House Programs
Noel House Programs provide safe and comfortable shelter for a diverse community
of homeless, single women through a network of emergency shelter services and Women’s Referral Center. Rose of Lima House provides emergency shelter with the option of transitional housing services.
- Rose of Lima House
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (formerly known as the Archdiocesan Housing Authority) of Western Washington are prophetic voices for justice, recognizing the sacredness and dignity of every human person. Rooted in the Gospel message of hope, we will continue to be leaders, advocates, providers and partners serving poor and vulnerable people.
- SHARE / WHEEL
SHARE: (206) 448 7889 Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (co-ed).
WHEEL: (206) 956 0334 Women's Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (women-only)
We are partner organizations of homeless and formerly homeless men and women. All of our efforts are self-managed; run by the homeless members themselves. We are King County's largest shelter network, with 15 indoor shelters and 2 Tent Cities. In addition to shelters and Tent Cities, we facilitate a Storage Locker Program and a Housing-For-Work Program called SHARE2. We are not a social service organization; we are a self-help group.
- Information line for shelters in Seattle
We strongly recommended that, if possible, you phone to ask about openings instead of showing up on the doorstep of one shelter after another. You will be less stressed out, and so will they. The Community Information Line (first listing here, just dial 2-1-1) is generally the single best source of information on which shelters currently have space.
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Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland
- Imagine Housing
http://www.sahg.org (St. Andrew Housing Group)
Imagine Housing empowers individuals and families, supports diversity and strengthens communities by developing permanent affordable rental housing and providing supportive services.
- Residence XII
Alchohol and chemical dependency treatment for women.
Located in the Seattle, Washington area, Residence XII was founded as the premier center for women in the Pacific Northwest and one of the first women’s drug and alcohol treatment centers in the United States to provide a safe, supportive and healing environment for women seeking treatment for substance abuse.
Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Hopelink's mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change.
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Senior Centers affiliated with Senior Services of Seattle King County
- Central Area Senior Center
- (206) 726-4926
- North Shore Senior Center
- (425) 487-2441
- Ballard NW Senior Center
- (206) 297-0403
- Senior Center of West Seattle
- (206) 932-4044
- Shoreline Senior Center
- (206) 365-1536
- Southeast Senior Center
- (206) 722-0317
Senior Centers not affiliated with Senior Services of Seattle King County
- Senior Corps
Seattle Senior Corps
The Senior Corps offers volunteer opportunities and services to people who are 55 years of age and older. The program consists of three main parts. The RSVP program, the Foster Grandparent program and the Senior Companion program. Each arm has its own goals and services. All three programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
- Senior Services Seattle and King County
- Solid Ground
In 2007, more than 4,500 volunteers provided over 500,000 hours of support to Solid Ground programs. Solid Ground has more than 25 different programs that rely on volunteers. We can accommodate any schedule or commitment length. Please join our fabulous volunteer team!
|Governor Christine Gregoire (D-WA)
|Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Toll free (866) 481-9186
|Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Toll free (888) 648-7328
|Congressional Switchboard (Washington, DC)
|Washintgon State Legislative Hotline
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