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Crisis Clinic LogoCrisis Clinic is at the heart of the Seattle-King County safety net providing a broad array of telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referral services. For many people in emotional distress or needing community services assistance, we are their “first call for help.” Each year, we improve the lives of thousands of people by listening, caring and linking to services. “When you need us, we’re here!”

Crisis Clinic is state licensed by DSHS/DBHR as a crisis telephone service provider and as a certified chemical dependency treatment service—crisis intervention. We are also nationally accredited by CONTACT USA and the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. As one of the oldest crisis lines in the nation, we continue to be committed to providing excellent service to all who contact us.

Our passion is caring and listening; empowering people to make positive life changes. We do this through connections between people and critical resources.
Crisis Clinic connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help.
We do 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.

https://crisisclinic.org/

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Seattle Amistad School LogoAt Seattle Amistad School, we foster community integrity through rigorous bilingual and bicultural education, developing our students’ academic strengths and cultural sensibilities, while nurturing compassionate and engaged citizens.

We believe that children learn and grow best in an environment that respects and nurtures all aspects of their lives. From children’s cultural and linguistic contexts, to their different academic interests and strengths, to their roles as dynamic participants in their families and communities, we encourage children to grow and challenge themselves in every area. We believe that art, music, food, play, and movement are essential components of our lives and our cultures, and should not be separated from children’s education. In fact, we believe that all of these dimensions are essential for a meaningful, transformative academic experience.

We believe that children have a right to nurture and strengthen the cultural and linguistic connections to their families and communities, and to use those strengths as the foundation for a rigorous academic experience. We believe that all children need the linguistic and cultural skills to navigate and influence the complex global society of the future, in order to bring about greater peace and justice for our communities and our world.

At Seattle Amistad School, we envision a community where children don’t have to choose between connection to their cultural values and a good education. Indeed, we know that schools are most successful when they are grounded in and develop students’ cultural and linguistic assets. We envision a community where all students are able to navigate both their own cultural contexts, and those of others. We know that children who have the tools to bridge cultural and linguistic divides will be leaders in creating a more just, compassionate world.
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Rain City Rock Camp for Girls logoRain City Rock Camp empowers girls, women, and gender non-conforming individuals to engage their creative potential through music, champion equity, and thrive in a community of allies and activists.

Our music education programs provide girls with an opportunity to participate in an environment that fosters leadership, encourages social change, and cultivates a supportive community of female peers and mentors.

“I feel when I’m performing is indescribable. It’s like everything else disappears and it’s just me, the microphone and my true feelings. In every word something new arises within me and though I may not be the best singer in the world I feel like a superstar when I express myself through song.”

https://www.raincityrockcamp.org/

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Taproot Theatre Company logoTaproot Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by six friends, five of them graduates from Seattle Pacific University. From its humble beginnings as a touring group, the company is now Seattle’s largest mid-size theatre company. Today Taproot Theatre serves over 150,000 people annually throughout the Pacific Northwest with its Jewell Mainstage season, Isaac Studio Theatre season, Touring programs and Acting Studio.
Mission Statement
Taproot Theatre Company creates theatre experiences to brighten the spirit, engage the mind and deepen the understanding of the world around us while inspiring imagination, conversation and hope.

    Value Statements

  • We value faith.
  • We respect people.
  • We celebrate theatre.

www.taproottheatre.org

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Iberian Horse Rescue, a 501 (c) (3) charity, started as a social media net-working page to save horses of Iberian type that were found in auctions and kill pens, headed for slaughter. In 2014, IHR branched out and a hand’s-on rescue was formed.
IHR’s rescue efforts are supported 100% by public donations. Only with the help of our donors, sponsors and volunteers is IHR able to rescue, rehabilitate, re-train, revalue and re-home these generous horses.
Our work gives the horses we save the chance to have a dignified life worthy of their heritage as treasured war horses!

 

www.iberianhorserescue.org
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Kitsap Humane Society logoKitsap Humane Society is a nonprofit, charitable organization that depends upon the kindness and generosity of its community to find homes for homeless pets.
We spay/neuter thousands of animals each year to prevent animal overpopulation and reduce the number of future homeless pets. Sheltering animals since 1908, Kitsap Humane Society envisions a time when all adoptable pets have loving homes.
Our Mission:
Kitsap Humane Society is an independent nonprofit committed to providing positive life changing solutions to people and animals in need. We do so by:

  • Accepting, sheltering and rehabilitating companion animals in need.
  • Providing humane rescue, protection, prevention, adoption and education services.
  • Implementing progressive life-saving and life-affirming programs.
  • Collaborating and partnering with our region and supporters to build a model humane community.

Our Vision:
Our vision is that every adoptable companion animal has a home.

https://www.kitsap-humane.org/

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Launch logoLaunch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child has equitable access to a brilliant start. Through our preschool, before & after school and summer programs, each year we serve a diverse group of more than 1,200 children ages 3 to 12 — foundational years when our social, emotional and academic support help launch young lives on a trajectory of success. We partner with schools, families and other organizations to close the opportunity gap, providing the highest-quality care and learning in a safe, fun and enriching environment that honors the whole child. Drawing on 40 years of experience, we serve as a proven model of effective programming and a passionate advocate for children, families and communities.

www.launchlearning.org
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Mirabella Seattle Foundation logoThe mission of the Mirabella Seattle Foundation is to support and enhance the quality of life for Mirabella Seattle residents and our local community.

Welcome to the Mirabella Seattle Foundation, the charitable arm of Mirabella Seattle. As you browse our website, you’ll learn about the many important programs we organize and the many funds we manage, all of which are geared to enhance the quality of life for residents at Mirabella Seattle.
The Mirabella Seattle Foundation offers a philanthropic portfolio of funds for your charitable giving. These funds support a multitude of programs and projects at Mirabella Seattle. As a foundation that is situated in the place where we live and work, we have an unparalleled opportunity to be directly involved in our philanthropy—and thus, more fully experience the joy of giving.

www.retirement.org/mirabellaseattle/about-us/foundation/
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Southwest youth and family services logoSouthwest Youth and Family Services was first founded as the Southwest Youth Service Bureau Policy Board in 1979, as part of a citywide program to provide neighborhood-based diversion services in West Seattle and White Center. We were incorporated on September 9, 1980.
As the program offerings changed, the community came to know us as the Bureau. Our mission became serving all low-income youth in the neighborhood. We developed a number of innovative youth-run employment programs. We remained primarily employment-based until 1985 when we expanded programs to provide education and individual and family counseling services.
Our Education Program was created in cooperation with the Interagency Transition School, and initially served Seattle Public School students. Our Education Center Program, designed to serve drop-out students, started in 1986.

SWYFS currently has a staff of approximately 75 partnering with youth and families to transform their futures. We are actively planning to continue expanding our services across the area in the months and years to come.

http://www.swyfs.org/

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Lydia Place LogoThe mission of Lydia Place is to support sustained independence by providing housing, supportive services, advocacy, education, and by raising awareness of the faces and causes of homelessness.
At Lydia Place, we believe that housing is a basic human right. We believe that in order for an individual to reach their true potential this basic human right must be met.
Further, we recognize that inequality and oppression exist and are among the root causes of poverty and homelessness. We believe that collaboration with individuals, families, and the community is the key to sustained independence.
Lydia Place was established in 1989 by a task force of Church Women United who saw a need for a safe housing for homeless women. Although the organization is an independent not-for-profit entity with no religious affiliation, the name “Lydia” came from Lydia in the New Testament, who was a businesswoman (a seller of purple cloth) and hospitable (she opened her home to the apostle Paul).  Since the goal of the transitional housing program was to assist women in becoming self-sufficient and to offer hospitality to homeless women and their children, Lydia seemed to exemplify the mission of the new organization. With the help of many, the Transitional Housing Program facility was purchased and the first family moved in October 1989.

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Today, Lydia Place is a much larger organization and has adapted over the past decade to meet the growing and changing needs of the community. In addition to the original Transitional Housing Program, Lydia Place now operates the Supportive Services Program, the Whatcom Homeless Services Center Program, and the Emergency House. All of these programs are collaborations with our community partners who are also working to end homelessness in Whatcom County and you can read about all of our programs and the services they provide on our programs and services page.
http://www.lydiaplace.org/

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