Ongoing Groups


ART CRAFT LAB

The Art Craft Lab is a space for creative expression, self-reflection, and building a supportive community of fellow creative individuals. Each month features a series of workshops which delve into creative expression, poetry writing, guided visualization, and of course, free time dedicated to creating new work.

  • Ongoing, every Monday evening from 5-7:30pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Open, no RSVP required

Topics include:

  1. Creative Expression: A Map for Your Creative Life
  2. Guided Visualizations and Meditation
  3. Poetry Workshops
  4. Project Creation (guided and free form)
  5. Socials

led by
Rachel Fay, LMFT
Katie Myers-Wiesen, LMHCA
Anthony Aguiluz, LMHC

If you have any questions or would like to join the group please contact: Rachel Fay (206) 323-1768 ext. 124

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COMMUNI-T: A Support & Resource Group for Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming Young Adults

This group seeks to provide support and resources to young people as they navigate both their gender transitions and their transition from teenage to adulthood. The group will focus on such topics as: gender dysphoria, managing mental health symptoms, accessing trans-affirming healthcare, how to get gender markers and names changed, housing access and housing discrimination, coming out in school or at work, finding community, and more.

  • Ongoing, every Tuesday evening from 7-8:30pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Open, no RSVP required
  • Open to SCS Clients and the greater community

Topics include:

  1. Provide support
  2. Build and nurture community
  3. Increase resilience
  4. Create space for resource sharing
  5. Bring together young people to share their experiences and knowledge with each other

facilitated by
Elizabeth Walsh, MSW, LSWAIC
Jacqui Sarsfield-Vassall, LMHCA

If you have any questions or would like to join the group please contact:

Elizabeth Walsh                      
(206) 323-1768 ext. 121
-or-
Jacqui Sarsfield-Vassall
(206) 323-1768 ext. 139


INGERSOLL ALL TRANS SUPPORT GROUP

A Support group run by Ingersoll Gender Center to support transgender people, genderqueer, trans* and gender variant people and the people who support them.

  • Ongoing, every Wednesday evening from 7-9pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Open to all, Drop-in

Every Wednesday, Ingersoll holds it's "All-Trans", peer-facilitated support group at the offices of Seattle Counseling Service. This group is the foundation of all of Ingersoll's programming, and also provides a great place for trans*, transgender, gender variant, genderqueer, questioning, friends, family and community allies to come together for information and mutual support.

The Wednesday group has two types of groups: The first and third Wednesdays of the month are our 'breakout sessions', where we divide our attendees into smaller, focus groups. The five focus groups are as follows: male-identified, female identified, genderqueer, and SOFFA (significant other, family, friends, and allies) as well as our Seattle Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (STEEP) support group. All other Wednesdays, we meet as a single, large group, typically running more than thirty people. Groups are facilitated by trained peer-facilitators from our own community. Discussions are free ranging, confidential and focused on the interests and concerns of the people who attend the group. This is also a good place to come to get information and referrals for other services you may need.

If you have any questions please contact:

ingersollgender@gmail.com
(206) 849-7859


Q-LAW GLBT LEGAL CLINIC

The QLaw Foundation GLBT Legal Clinic offers a free 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney. Attorneys are specially trained to discuss legal issues commonly faced by members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and welcome all clients regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • Ongoing, every 3rd Thursday of the month 7-9pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Appointment only (Call 206 235-7235 to request an appointment time.)

They can help with any civil legal issue (i.e., not criminal) including, but not limited to:

  • Protecting relationships, advising about domestic partnerships, powers of attorney, etc.
  • Protecting parental rights, including adoption options
  • Dissolving domestic partnerships ("divorce")
  • Debt and bankruptcy problems
  • Changing legal name and gender
  • Discrimination (employment, housing, insurance, schools, etc.)
  • Wills and estate planning

They are not able to:

  • Provide court representation
  • Help those living outside King County, Washington (unless they have a legal issue in King County), but we will try to connect you with resources that can assist you
  • Give legal advice over the phone or via e-mail (so please do not send us any sensitive information via e-mail or in voicemail)

The QLaw Foundation GLBT Legal Clinic is organized by the GLBT Bar Association of Washington Foundation (QLaw Foundation) and is one of the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics. We would like to thank the Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center for its generous support of the clinic.

If you have any questions please contact:

clinic@q-law.org
(206) 235-7235