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Please browse our self-help resources.

GenEQ does not provide counseling. We provide informal, peer-to-peer support and assistance to find the resources, community and information you need. If you need someone to talk to now, there are trained professionals one phone call away.

  • • 24-Hour Crisis Line
  • 866-4-CRISIS or (866) 427-4747
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  • •  WA Recovery Help Line
  • (866) 789-1511 (24/7)
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  • • Teen Link: (866) 833-6546
  • (Evenings 6-10 p.m.)
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  • Suicide Support
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  • Eating Disorders
  • (800) 931-2237

Our lists are compiled from information pulled from the King County 2-1-1 system. Speak to a representative at 2-1-1 to help answer your specific questions or search for resources online.

KING COUNTY 2-1-1: DIAL 2-1-1

(800) 621-4636 (M-F 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.)

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Our resources remain limited as we are currently developing our website and program.

The Council of State Governments’ Justice Center has put together an introductory resource for advocates, educators and individuals interested in learning how to support formerly incarcerated individuals make the transition.

F.I.G.H.T. is a Seattle WA-based non-profit dedicated to serving formerly incarcerated individuals. They have compiled useful resources to get you started.

Freedom Project Seattle, WA

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Our resources remain limited as we are currently developing our website and program.

Immediate help is available.

  • • New Beginnings’ 24-Hour Helpline: (206) 522-9472
  • • DAWN’s Advocacy & Crisis Line: (425) 656-7867
  • • YWCA’s Domestic Violence crisis/info. help line: (206) 461-4882
  • • Washington State Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline: 800-562-6025 (voice/TTY)

Intimate partner violence and domestic violence are best described as a pattern of behavior that one individual exhibits over another as a means of control. It can take the form of physical, verbal, emotional or psychological.

According to the Center for Disease Control’s 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), over 10 million people in the United States experience physical violence each year by a current or former intimate partner. Additionally, over 1 in 5 women (22.3 percent) and nearly 1 in 7 men (14.0 percent) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, translating to nearly 29 million U.S. women and nearly 16 million U.S. men.

GenEQ staff are available to help you navigate Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence resources, provide a general orientation to resources and a friendly, confidential point of contact. GenEQ staff are not trained professional counselors or specialized intimate partner violence/domestic violence advocates. Please refer to the local service providers listed below for direct support, legal advocacy, and case management.

If you are or someone know you is in immediate danger, pick up the phone and call 9-1-1.

Resources to Better Understand the Issues

Eating disorders affect millions of people in the U.S. Eating disorders affect men and women – 1 million men and 10 million women are living with the damaging and dangerous reality of eating disorders.

Living in our culture, there is a lot of emphasis on looking a certain way and having a certain body shape to be considered healthy. It’s not surprising if you feel like you have to look a certain way to be happy or healthy. You might even think that dieting or going to the gym every day is a normal or necessary part of life. However, constant concern about your body shape and weight, fat grams or calories can start a vicious cycle of body dissatisfaction and obsession that can take a toll on your mental, emotional and physical well-being.

There are many misperceptions and myths about eating disorders. Not sure what an eating disorder is? The National Eating Disorder Association has many resources to learn more about the truths and facts.

Remember, if you think you or someone you know might have a serious eating issue, whether disordered eating or an eating disorder, get educated about the topic and seek professional help.