Support and Solidarity from Hugo House

Given these difficult and tumultuous times, Hugo House would like to specifically address our local and global communities. 
The world is currently grappling with an onslaught of oppression and destruction, largely targeting those who are most vulnerable. The homophobic and transphobic legislation passing in droves across the country; the fascist onslaught of book burning and banning; state-waged violence ravaging communities from Yemen to Somalia, Syria to Ukraine—all the while we continue to endure a years-long global pandemic. The staff at Hugo House want to acknowledge these specific atrocities and difficulties, and the real consequences they have upon our community. We would like to state emphatically, we are against all forms of oppression. Our work is dedicated to uplifting and amplifying all voices, particularly those who have been systematically oppressed and historically silenced. We are working to create a safe and welcoming environment for all people, a place to empower our community members to share, write, and define their stories on and off the page. 
We are collectively experiencing an unprecedented convergence of events, and it can be a challenge to feel connected, safe, and optimistic. If you are struggling and in need of support, please do not hesitate to seek help. Your feelings and experiences are valid, and we are so grateful to be here with you. We have compiled a list of resources and are open and eager for community feedback. 

Thank you, 

On Behalf of the Hugo House Staff—
Ally Ang, Development Associate
Keliko Adams, Youth Programs Manager
Rob Arnold, Interim Executive Director
Shawn Baker Gibson, Marketing Director
Sophie Berman, Finance & Operations Director
Lily Frenette, Education Manager & Salesforce Administrator
Margot Kahn Case, Director Programs, Education
Amy Lin, Education Assistant & Community Support Specialist
Jasmine Lomax, Events Assistant & Community Support Specialist
Forest Longeway, Marketing Assistant & Community Support Specialist
Aubrey Unemori, Youth Programs Assistant & Community Support Specialist
Sonnet Stockmar, Operations Assistant
Daniel Tam-Claiborne, Director of Community Partnerships & Programs
Louise Kincaid, Special Development Officer
Seattle-based Organizations Supporting Transgender and LGBTQ+ Communities:
Lambert House 
Youth Advocacy Media  
National Support Lines: 
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 
Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741-741 
Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860 
LGBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743 
Black Mental Health Resources: 
Black Mental Health Alliance 
Black Men Heal 
WA Therapy Fund Foundation
Black Trans Advocacy Coalition 
Indigenous Mental Health Resources: 
Indian Health Service
The American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Health, Education and Research
We R Native (For Native Youth, By Native Youth)
Zero Suicide 
Latinx Mental Health Resources: 
Latinx Therapy
National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
AAPI Mental Health Resources: 
Asian Mental Health Collective
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance 
Asian Mental Health Project
South Asian Therapists
Additional LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources: 
The Trevor Project 
National Center for Transgender Equality
It Gets Better Project
Low Cost Tele-Therapy: 
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
Pride Counseling 
Inclusive Therapists
Kindred Medicine 
AYANA Therapy
Therapy Den  
List of Resources for Transgender Youth in Texas  
Teen Line  
Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County  
WA Warm Line: 877-500-9276