Safety/Help Resources

Gothic Pride Seattle cares about your safety and well being.

Here is a list of contacts in case that you ever find yourself in a difficult situation. We have included contacts for our nearby cities as well, just in case you need them.

GPS is not directly affiliated yet with any of these organizations, but we believe that they are trustworthy lines of support.


The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Resource Directory

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a non-profit organization that strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence. WCSAP provides information, training and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault. WCSAP is committed to providing equal access to services to all program participants and to treat individuals with fairness, dignity, and respect. WCSAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, and the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability in the delivery of services.

Web: www.wcsap.org


Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Founded in 1987 by lesbian survivors of battering, the NW Network works to end abuse in our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. As an organization founded by and for LGBT survivors, we’re deeply committed to fostering the empowerment of all survivors of abuse.

The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.

Web: www.nwnetwork.org


The Consent Academy

The Consent Academy is a collective of consent educators and experts. We are committed to building consent culture by:

  • Making consent education accessible and inclusive to all ages and backgrounds.
  • Creating relevant, targeted, and original consent content and curriculum.
  • Establishing a common consent vocabulary.
  • Applying the concepts of consent to diverse settings and contexts.
  • Challenging assumptions, perceptions, and the status quo.
  • Empowering dialogue around and the application of consent in daily life.
  • Operating authentically, bravely, honestly, and with acceptance for ourselves and others.
  • Embracing these two concepts: Consent is essential. Consent is for everyone.

Web: www.consent.academy


Communities Against Rape and Abuse

We are Committed to Providing Support, Through Advocacy and Innovative Programs in Partnership with the Community and other Service Providers.

CARA is here to Counsel, Support and Advocate for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Web: cara-seattle.blogspot.com


Hopeline from Verizon

HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit organizations and agencies that support domestic violence victims and survivors nationwide.

Web: www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/domestic-violence-prevention


Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

We are proud that our diverse members and allies are doing such tremendous work to end gender-based violence and serve survivors. We’re here to support their efforts so that they have tools and resources to work more effectively. We fight for protective legislation, policies, and funding at the state and local levels to improve how our communities handle domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. We connect professionals across disciplines to share ideas, and we offer trainings about current challenges and best practices.

Web: www.kccadv.org


Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities

Seattle Counseling Service is a community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for 45 years. We are committed to providing accessible services, offering a sliding fee scale in addition to accepting Medicaid and many insurance plans.

Web: www.seattlecounseling.org


Seattle Human Services: Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Office

The City of Seattle believes that residents deserve the right enjoy the peace of mind that is only available when our homes are free from the threat of violence. The City is also working to ensure victims of sexual assault and commercial sexual exploitation are provided the relevant information and resources they need to escape and recover from abuse.  We invest in programs that help victims and survivors create safe and violence-free lives, and heal from the trauma of abuse or sexual assault.

Web: www.seattle.gov/humanservices/about-us/initiatives/addressing-domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault


Sexual Assault Crisis Center

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s (KCSARC’s) purpose is to alleviate, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families. Our mission is to give voice to victims, their families, and the community; create change in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about violence; and instill courage for people to speak out about sexual assault.

Web: www.kcsarc.org

WA State Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours)

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages.  Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

Web: www.thehotline.org


RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest, National Network Hotline:

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Web: www.rainn.org