Below are many of the Community Service Organizations in the Seattle area. For programs & services that they offer, or for information on donating time, money, or items (autos, boats, property, etc.) please contact the individual organizations. Also see Rainier Valley Organizations page.


Abused Deaf Womens Advocacy Services Provides services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and hard-of-hearing.                                 TDD - Crisis Line (206) 236-3134
4738 - 11th Ave NE, Seattle                                  TDD - Office  (206) 726-0093

American Diabetes Association - Offering education, outreach & support to those with, and those at risk for, diabetes.
557 Roy St,  Seattle                                                               (206) 282-4616

American Indian Services - Community service organizations for Seattle's Native American Indian community.

American Lung Association of Washington - Fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.
2625 Third Ave, Seattle                                                            (206) 441-5100

American Social Health Association - Dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities, with a focus on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences.                               (206) 726-4478

Arc of King County - Serving people with developmental disabilities and their families.                                                          TTY  1 (877) 666-2348
10550 Lake City Way NE, Seattle                                            (206) 364-6337

Archdiocesan Housing Authority - Develops and manages a continuum of housing opportunities and options for low income, homeless and special needs individuals and families.                                        See site for phone numbers and addresses

Art With Heart - Art With Heart unites volunteers from the arts to serve children in crisis by empowering them through self-expression and creativity.
                                                                                             (206) 362-4047

Asian Counseling and Referral Service - Provides a wide array of social and behavioral health services in a multicultural, multilingual setting.
720 - 8th Avenue South, Seattle                                                (206) 695-7600
                                                                                     TTY  (206) 695-7608

Atlantic Street Center - Helping families and communities raise healthy, self-sufficient children and youth.
2103 South Atlantic Street, Seattle                                          (206) 329-2050

Bailey-Boushay House - Offers residential care and day health programs for people living with AIDS.
2720 East Madison, Seattle                                                     (206) 322-5300

Big Brothers/Big Sisters - Providing youths with caring adult mentors.
1600 S Graham St, Seattle                                                      (206) 763-9060

Bike Works - Formerly known as Free Ride Zone, Bike Works teaches young people how to fix bikes, rewards them with their own set of wheels, and provides affordable bicycle services in the Rainier Valley. Their programs invest in young people, the future of the community, and encourages bicycling as a clean and healthy transportation alternative.
3709 S Ferdinand, Seattle                                                        (206) 725-9408

Boyer Children's Clinic - A non-profit therapy and early childhood educational facility serving children from birth to teen years who have neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy or delay in development.
1850 Boyer Avenue East, Seattle                                            (206) 325-8477

Cancer Lifeline - Striving to optimize the quality of life for all people living with cancer.
6522 Fremont Ave N, Seattle                                                    (206) 297-2100
15355 SE 30th Place, Bellevue                                                (425) 747-4367

Casa Latina - A community-based organization that empowers Latino immigrants through educational and employment opportunities.
220 Blanchard St, Seattle                                                        (206) 956-0779
     Day Workers' Center  2330 Western Ave, Seattle                 (206) 229-2272

Catholic Community Services - Programs & services for youth, children, families, the elderly, refugees, and disabled. Housing services.
100 - 23rd Ave S, Seattle                                                        (206) 328-5696

Cedar River Clinic - A nonprofit organization that promotes and protects a woman's right to choose and receive reproductive health care. Provides woman-centered healthcare and education.
                                                     See site for addresses and phone numbers

Center For Human Services - Helps adults, young people, and families overcome problems associated with chemical dependency, family stress, unemployment, education, sexual or domestic violence, and all types of personal and interpersonal conflict.
17018 - 15th Avenue NE, Shoreline                        Voice/TDD  (206) 362-7282

Child Care Resources - Leading the effort to ensure that every family can find safe, quality, affordable childcare.
1225 South Weller, Seattle                                                       (206) 329-1011
16315 NE 87th St, Bldg B, Redmond                                        (425) 865-9350
841 N Central Avenue, Kent                                                     (253) 852-1908

Childhaven - Provides abused and neglected children with the therapeutic treatment and nurturing environment they so desperately need.
316 Broadway, Seattle                                                  Admin (206) 624-6477
     Child Care Center (206) 464-3923                   Crisis Nursery (206) 328-kids

Children's Home Services - Provides adoption support services, family support and parent education, early childhood development, school-based services, advocacy, counseling and out-of-home care for children and families.
3300 NE 65th St, Seattle                                                         (206) 695-3200
4338 Auburn Way N, Auburn                                                    (253) 854-0700
201 S 34th St, Tacoma                                                            (253) 472-3355

Committee For Children - CFC's programs give children an education that allows them to find their place in the world, which leads to success in life.  A leader in social and emotional learning and violence prevention, CFC's award-winning programs and prevention curricula focuses on the topics of youth violence, bullying, child abuse, and personal safety.                                                           (206) 343-1223 x 6223

Community Services For The Blind - Helping develop independence and well-being for those with vision loss.
9709 Third Avenue NE, Seattle                                                (206) 525-5556

Crisis Clinic - Provides people in crisis with an immediate, accessible resource.
     Office (206) 461-3210                           24-Hour Crisis Line (206) 461-3222
                                                           Toll Free (866) 4CRISIS (866-427-4747)
                                                                               TDD Line  (206) 461-3219
Community Information Line - Provides expert information and referral
                 assistance to people seeking help with community resources.
                                                                                             (206) 461-3200
                                                                               Toll Free  (800) 621-4636
                                                                                     TDD  (206) 461-3610

Downtown Emergency Service Center - Provides shelter, housing and services for homeless adults in Seattle.                              Phone numbers and addresses

El Centro de la Raza - Seeks to raise the awareness level of the general public, politicians, business and civic leaders toward the needs of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States and to help the Chicano/Latino community in the Seattle/King County area empower itself.
2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle                                              (206) 329-9442

Elder Help Page - Government agencies, non-profit organizations, national & local, for seniors, the elderly, and those that take care of them.

ElderHealth Northwest - Provides adult day-health care that helps frail elders and people with chronic illnesses to remain living in the community as independently as possible.                                                                              Phone numbers

Emergency Shelters - Seattle area Emergency Shelters for Youth, Men, Women, Families, Domestic Violence, and other needs.  Short and longer term.

Ethiopian Community Mutual Association - Agency for refugees and immigrants of Ethiopian and African descent.  Services include: community club, problem solving, social, emotional and economic support.
2111 E Union St, Seattle                                                         (206) 325-0304

Family Services - Offers a variety of counseling, prevention and support programs that build emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive.                               See site for addresses and phone numbers

Food Banks - Seattle food banks. Pick area (or zip code) from the map to see all food banks serving that area, along with the days and hours they operate.

Food Lifeline - A nonprofit food distribution center working to provide nutritious food to hungry, low-income people in Western Washington.
1702 NE 150th St, Shoreline                                                  (206) 545-FOOD
                                                                                         1 - (800) 404-7543

Fremont Public Association - Services include food & clothing banks, emergency shelters & housing, and transportation. Special services for those 55+ and the disabled.  Volunteer opportunities.
1501 North 45th Street, Seattle                                                (206) 694-6700

Friends Of Youth - Provides prevention, youth development, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and short-term emergency and transitional housing programs.                                                        Addresses and phone numbers

Gay & Lesbian - Community Services and resources for Seattle's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered community.

Gilda's Club - Gilda's Club Seattle provides a warm meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families, partners and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care.  Free of charge.

Hearing Speech & Deafness Center - Enriching the lives of all adults and children who experience hearing loss, speech and language impairments, or who are Deaf, by providing professional services and by promoting community awareness and accessibility.
1625 - 19th Avenue, Seattle                                                      (206) 323-5770

Hispanic & Latino Services - Community service organizations for Seattle's Latino & Hispanic community.

Horn Of Africa Services - Social and outreach services for the Eastern African communities of greater Seattle.  Services include: Information & referral, advocacy & counseling, ESL & citizenship classes, outreach, legal immigration clinic, job training & placement, youth services, and the East African Self-Reliance Project.
4714 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle                               Rainier: (206) 760-0550
                                                                       Yesler Terrace: (206) 344-5872
                                                                               Highpoint: (206) 935-3705
                                                                           Rainier Vista (206) 723-7424

Housing - See Housing on Government Page.

Indian (Native American) Services - Community service organizations for Seattle's Native American Indian community.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Seattle - A secular nonprofit program designed to help homeless families with children get off the streets and into their own housing.
14522 - 20th Ave NE, Shoreline                                               (206) 363-3199

International Community Health Services - ICHS specifically targets (but not limits) its services to the Asian/Pacific Islander communities in a manner sensitive to the patient's language and cultural needs. Chinese Traditional Medicine Clinic, Family Planning Program, HIV/AIDS Program, and Medical & Dental Clinic. Interpretation in 14 languages.
720 - 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104                                      (206) 788-3700
3815 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118                                  (206) 788-3500

Interracial Family Network of Seattle-King County - Offers a variety of family, community and internet resources to interracial families and their children.
16541 Redmond Way, Suite 105, Redmond

Jump$tart Microenterprise Fund - Provides micro-loans and business technical assistance to refugees and asylees who wish to start, strengthen, or expand their small businesses.
1610 S King St                                                           (206) 323-3152, ext 100

Kin On - Community owned, non-profit facility established to respond to the health care needs of Chinese elderly.
815 S Weller St, Seattle                                                         (206) 652-2330

King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence - The mission of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCCADV) is to work to end domestic violence by facilitating collective action for social change.
1419 S Jackson St, Seattle                                                     (206) 568-5454
                                                                               TDD/TTY (206) 860-0127

Korean Women's Association of Washington - Provides a variety of services to those in need, including chore services, COPES & Medicaid Personal Care, private pay chore services, Alzheimer's/Dementia screening, meals, domestic violence program, sexual assault prevention and referral, senior low-income housing, naturalization assistance, citizenship classes, Asian/Pacific senior day care, ESL classes, smoking cessation, youth programs, interpretation & translation, health & nutrition education, recreational activities, legal aid referral, job referral, Korean language driver's testing, and general information & referrals.
                                                     See site for addresses and phone numbers

Latino & Hispanic Services - Community service organizations for Seattle's Latino & Hispanic community.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance [Merger of Chicken Soup Brigade and Northwest AIDS Foundation] - Provides housing and home chores, food and nutrition services, insurance continuation, transportation, case management, and emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Also prevention education and national public policy advocacy.
1002 East Seneca St, Seattle                                                 (206) 328-8979

Literacy*AmeriCorps - Teaches essential literacy skills to adults and families in King County.
960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah                                             (425) 369-3455

Lutheran Community Services - Programs include: Adoption services, crisis intervention, foster care, homecare, refugee resettlement, senior outreach, transitional housing, violence prevention and much more.
433 Minor Avenue N, Seattle                                                    (206) 694-5700

Medina Children's Services - Provides pregnancy counseling, adoption services and young adult parent education.
123 - 16th Ave, Seattle                                                            (206) 260-1700

Multiple Sclerosis Association - Research, classes and workshops regarding MS.
753 North 35th, Seattle                                                            (206) 633-2606

Native American Indian Services - Community service organizations for Seattle's Native American Indian community.

Neighborhood House - Helping diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence and community building.                            Phone numbers and addresses.

NELA Centers For Student Success - Offers free college and career planning assistance through their Centers for Student Success: By means of their website - a toll-free phone number - or by e-mail. Offices in Seattle, and coming soon to Portland, Oregon.

North Rainier / International District Neighborhood Power Project - It's goal is to promote awareness of community resources and services, improve lighting for public safety concerns, and promote energy and resource conservation.

NW Environmental Education Council - Provides environmental education opportunities for youth and adults throughout the Pacific Northwest. Event calendar.

Odessa Brown Medical Clinic - Provides low-income, multi-ethnic families with pediatric primary care for newborns and children to 21 years, including check-ups and routine care, complex illness treatment and child behavior management. Asthma and sickle cell clinics.
2101 E. Yesler Way, Seattle                                                    (206) 987-7225

Parent Trust - Helps prevents child abuse and neglect. Brings families together.  Promotes parent leadership. Provides community investment to help children.
                                                                                             (206) 233-0139
                                                                           Statewide 1 (800) 932-4673

Passages Northwest - Dedicated to educating and motivating girls and women to develop leadership and courage through the integrated exploration of the arts and the natural environment.

People Of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) - Provides help and support for those with AIDS.
2200 Rainier Ave S, Seattle                                                      (206) 322-7061
919 South 9th St, Tacoma                                                       (253) 272-2577

Pike Market Medical Clinic - Provides comprehensive, primary health care to people without adequate access to care in our community, with a focus on elderly and HIV+ individuals, low and no income people.
1930 Post Alley, Seattle                                                         (206) 728-4143

Planned Parenthood of Western Washington - Planned Parenthood of Western Washington is the largest reproductive health care provider in the Northwest. Medical services, sex & health information, teen counseling.
Phone numbers and addresses

Plymouth House - Plymouth House is a home for homeless persons in recovery and rehabilitation living with a mental illness.  Plymouth House provides companionship, housing and food during their rehab until they are ready to live independently.

Professional Women Of Color Network - A diverse multicultural organization which facilitates & encourages strategic business relationships amongst all women of color.

Provail [Formerly United Cerebral Palsy] - Life opportunites for individuals with disabilities.
3670 Stone Way Ave N, Seattle                                                (206) 363-7303

Rainier Valley Organizations - Rainier Valley neighborhood organizations and community groups.

Rebuilding Together Seattle - Part of a national nonprofit organization which helps less-advantaged homeowners who are not able to cover the cost of home repairs because of age, physical limitations, or low income.
306 Westlake Ave N, Seattle                                                    (206) 682-1231

Red Cross - Emergency & disaster response.  First aid & CPR training.
1900 - 25th Avenue S, Seattle                                                  (206) 323-2345

Refugee Federation Service Center - Assists refugees and immigrants in their transition to life in the United States by helping them to become self-sufficient productive members of society while maintaining their cultural and ethnic identity.
Offices in Seattle, White Center & Kent - See site for addresses and phone numbers

Refugee Women's Alliance - A nonprofit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally appropriate services.
4008 M L King Jr Way S, Seattle                                            (206) 721-0243

Salvation Army - Offers a wide range of social services.
Locations and phone numbers

Seattle Children's Home - Provides comprehensive mental health care for Washington's most challenging children, young adults, and their families or caregivers.
2142 10th Avenue West, Seattle                                               (206) 283-3300
                                                                                     TTY  (206) 298-9605

Seattle Housing Authority - SHA provides affordable housing to nearly 24,000 people in the City of Seattle.

Seattle Humane Society - Committed to providing the resources and support necessary to build lifelong relationships between people and their pets. Some of their services include the Pet Food Bank, which provides pet food and supplies to low-income seniors, and the Spay/Neuter Clinic, which offers low cost spay/neuter surgeries.                                                           Location and phone numbers

Seattle Jaycees - The Seattle Jaycees is an organization providing professional and personal growth through training, networking, and community involvement. Membership is open to men and women ages 21 to 39.
109 West Mercer, Seattle                                                       (206) 286-2014

Senior Services - The largest provider of quality services that support the independence of seniors in the Seattle/KingCounty area. Also see Southeast Senior Center.
2208 - 2nd Avenue, Seattle                                                       (206) 448-5757

Senior Services Page - Senior services links: Government agencies, non-profit organizations, national & local.

(The) Service Board - Since 1995 The Service Board has been connecting kids to what counts. Their program combines mentoring, volunteer service, civic education, job skills training and snowboarding. The curriculum draws connections between self-awareness, community involvement, and goal setting. Music and the artistic expression are an integral part of all of their activities. TSB was founded on the belief that if you take something away from kids - skewed values, destructive peers, drugs, apathy, snowboardlessness - you must give something more compelling back - self-knowledge, peer leaders, positive role models, snowboarding.
2017 East Spruce Street, Seattle                                             (206) 324-0340

Sharehouse - The Sharehouse provides items that make a house a home: beds, linens, tables, chairs, eating utensils, and kitchenwares, free of charge, to homeless families who move into a home of their own, with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency, self-esteem, and long-term stability.
5706 Second Ave S, Seattle                                                     (206) 767-5280

Southeast Youth & Family Services - Provides a wide range of services for youth and their families in southeast Seattle. Their mission is to assist youth and families in southeast Seattle by providing diversified, culturally sensitive community services that facilitate and empower them to make healthy life choices.
3722 South Hudson Street, Seattle                                          (206) 721-5542

Summer Food Service Program - (Summer Sack Lunch Program) Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks are served to children ages 1 18 during the summer at 120 sites (90 open to the public) in Seattle and King County.

Technology Access Foundation - The mission of TAF is to prepare underserved students of color for success in a technology-driven world by providing technology and life skills training.  TAF utilizes age-appropriate technology education to boost math, reading, critical thinking, problem solving and information synthesis skills in their 3 levels of programs:  TechStart (ages 5-13) uses technology for core skill development. Technical Teens Internship Program (ages 14-18) uses advanced information technology training in preparation for paid summer internships that will lead to a career in the Information Technology Field or other highly technical fields.  And Higher Ed Bound gives teens the tools necessary to prepare for college, including choosing the right college, preparing for college entrance exams, finding scholarships, financial planning, etc.
     Main Address   3803 S Edmunds St, Seattle                     (206) 725-9095
     Lab Address      801 - 23rd Ave South, Seattle                     (206) 329-2179

Therapeutic Health Services - Helps rehabilitate individuals and heal families affected by alcohol dependence, drug dependence, and/or mental illness.
Locations and phone numbers

United Cerebral Palsy - Now called Provail see above.

United Way of King County - The best known charity organization in Seattle. Helps scores of non-profits and organizations. See site for details.
     Seattle Office   720 Second Avenue, Seattle                       (206) 461-3700
     Eastside           13010 NE 20th St, Bellevue                        (206) 461-5075
     Renton             305 South 43rd Street, Renton                  (206) 461-5055

Urban League - Strives to empower, enable and assist African-Americans, other people of color and disadvantaged individuals in becoming self-sufficient.
105 - 14th Ave, Seattle                                                            (206) 461-3792

Washington Vocational Services - "Matching people with jobs since 1976". A non-profit agency dedicated to providing employment services that meet the needs of the employers as well as those of the job seeker.

World Relief - Seattle - Christian-focused organization providing financial, educational and support resources to new immigrants: Food, housing, education and employment assistance.
316 Maynard Ave. South #103, Seattle                         (206) 587-0234 Ext 107

YMCA - Provides safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others:  Essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
Locations and phone numbers

YWCA - Advancing the quality of life for women of all ages, races, and faiths, and their families: Provides services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, and achieve equal opportunities for all people.
Locations and phone numbers


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