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Community Information Line

Community Information Line (and Community Resources Online web site)
Toll-free: 1-800-621-4636
TDD/TTY: 206-461-3610

Operated by the Crisis Clinic, this is a daytime-only, non-emergency number (M-F, 8 am - 6 pm). Information and referral for over 2,500 service agencies in King County. A good entry point to the social services system. Confidential.

Many of the numbers in our Crisis Resource Directory are also accessible to TDD/TTY users. However, if the number you wish is not, contact the Community Information Line (or check their web site) to learn the TDD number.
Verified 12/09

Crisis Line
Toll-free: 1-866-4CRISIS (1-866-427-4747)
TDD/TTY: 206-461-3219

24-hour crisis line.
Verified 04/08

Teen Link Youth in Crisis Line
Toll-free: 1-866-TEENLINK (1-866-833-6546)

Youth in Crisis line, 6pm-10pm daily, staffed by and for youth, supervised by Crisis Clinic personnel.
Verified 04/08


Doney Memorial Pet Clinic at Union Gospel Mission
Clinic: 318 Second Ave. Extension South
Mail: 4351 29th Avenue W, Seattle, 98199

Outpatient pet clinic, every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 3-5 p.m. 3-5 p.m. Free veterinary services for homeless and very low income within the Seattle city limits. Clients must furnish photo ID, proof of residence in Seattle, and written proof of income.
Verified 1/10

Emerald City Emergency Clinic
4102 Stone Way, Seattle 98103

Veterinary clinic open nights and weekends. Open Saturday noon - Monday 8am, and every night 6pm-8am.
Not independently verified. Information added July 2003, based on
NARN pamphlet.

Seattle Animal Control

Report cruelty to animals, report loose, possibly dangerous animals
Not independently verified. Information added July 2003, based on NARN pamphlet.

Low-cost spay/neuter clinics

These clinics average about $25 for a male cat, $35 for a female cat, $50 for a male dog, and $55 for a female dog. Prices vary widely and depend on weight, so you should call ahead and may want to shop around. Most clinics will not spay/neuter pre-pubescent dogs and cats. Many animal shelters provide spay/neuter services.

Organization Phone Address
Municipal Spay and Neuter Clinic 206-386-4260 2061 15th Ave W, Seattle 98119
Animal Clinic of Roxbury 206-935-0864 9608 30th Ave SW, Seattle 98126
Spay and Neuter Clinic 206-362-0505 17211 15th NE, Shoreline 98155
Bellevue Neuter & Vaccination Clinic 206-455-2826 12005 NE 12th, Ste.23, Bellevue 98005
Information in preceding table not independently verified. Information added July 2003, based on NARN pamphlet.

Community Service Officers

Community Service Officers

Civilian unit of Seattle Police (unarmed, no enforcement powers, City of Seattle only). Has a broad range of functions, including mediation (landlord/tenant, conflicts between neighbors); missing persons; checking on the well-being of children or elderly, vulnerable adults; assist in finding emergency housing/shelter; home security checks; mental health crisis outreach.

As of the end of 2002, this program has been severely cut back, has no central office, and the remaining Community Service Officers have been dispersed to the individual precincts. Call 206-625-5011 (the non-emergency number for the Seattle Police Department) for further information.
Verified 12/02

Driver's License Restoration

Central Area Motivation Program
722 18th Ave., Seattle 98122

Helps restore suspended driver's licenses, even for accounts already in collection. Helps arrange payment schedule. Call on first working day of month to get an orientation date (opens 8:30 a.m.).
Verified 11/09


Voter Registration Department

You can pick up voter registration forms at post offices, Seattle Public Libraries, schools, fire stations, or the following locations:

  • King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Avenue, Room 553 (206-296-8683).
  • Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), 517 Third Avenue (206-464-1570).

For people without an address, being homeless does not deprive you of the right to vote in Washington State:

  • In the box marked "Address where you live" write "homeless" and a city and town. If you are homeless in Seattle, you will be assigned the King County Administration Building as a physical address. If you are homeless elsewhere in King County, you will be assigned the city hall of that community as a physical address. This will determine your voting precinct.
  • If you have a place where you get mail (e.g. a shelter or DESC), write that address in "Address where you get mail." If you don' thave a mailing address, write "homeless" and King County will use the same address that is used to assign your voting precinct. You can then pick up your voter registration card there.
  • If you have a phone number, writing that will allow them to contact you with any questions about your registration.
  • Don't forget to sign the form and either mail it in yourself or hand it to someone (for example, a registration activist) who will do that for you.
You will need ID to register to vote.Not sure of the status of this 9/04.

Non-partisan voter information can be found at Web White and Blue.
Needs verification 9/04

Identity Theft

Perhaps the fastest-growing crime in the U.S. in recent years has been identity theft. Here are some good pieces of advice for protecting yourself:

  • Don't have your social security number printed on your checks.
  • Have a photocopy of the contents of your wallet (and the main page of your passport, if you have one). Keep it in a safe place. Then, if these things are stolen, you'll still know all of your numbers and also have a fair idea what was stolen.
  • If your wallet is stolen, report the theft promptly to the police in the jurisdiction where it was stolen. This is the key piece of evidence you will need that any charges after that date are not your own and that you made a vigorous attempt to deal with the matter.
  • If your wallet is stolen, or if you have any other reason to think your identifying information might be in danger, besides contacting the issuing agency of all credit cards, etc. also contact the three national credit reporting organizations (and also the Social Security fraud line). By placing a fraud alert on your name and SSN, you reduce the chance of new accounts being opened in your name by the thieves:
    • Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
    • Experian: 1-888-397-3742
    • TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289
    • Social Security fraud line: 1-800-269-0271
      Numbers need verification 9/04

Central Area Motivation Program
722 18th Ave., Seattle 98122

Helps restore suspended driver's licenses, even for accounts already in collection. Helps arrange payment schedule.
Verified 11/02

This page last fully fact-checked: December 2002
This page last modified: December 1, 2015
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