Gun violence intervention, prevention and restoration initiatives
Regional Peacekeepers Collective (RPKC) is an initiative of the King County Regional Office of Gun Violence Prevention. This initiative supports culturally responsive BIPOC-led community organizations that provide Intervention, Prevention, and Restoration services including critical incident and hospital-based response, intensive engagement, and wrap-around life-affirming care and resources to individuals and families most impacted by gun violence and unjust systems.
Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RBAC) - Restorative Resolutions
Rainer Beach Action Coalition (RBAC) has been active in the Rainier Beach neighborhood since 2015. Restorative Resolutions is a project led by RBAC and funded by Public Health – Seattle & King County in alignment with the Regional Peacekeepers Collective initiative. Restorative Resolutions supports families and individuals in SE Seattle most impacted by gun violence. Restorative Resolutions specifically supports Rainer Beach by providing violence interruption, healing-focused events and gatherings and access to resources, including housing, mental health services, rent support, and more.
Seattle Community Safety Initiative (SCSI)
Seattle Community Safety Initiative (SCSI) is an initiative of the City of Seattle, supporting a hub-based approach to provide services in the following three geographic locations: Central, Southeast, and West Seattle. SCSI provides school safe passage, street outreach, and service navigation. SCSI partners with the Regional Peacekeepers Collective to provide critical incident response and follow-up care for those most directly impacted by gun violence.
Additional community programs
- Food banks and meal sites (22 Kb)
- Housing and shelter:
Emotional and mental health
- Children's Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS), King County Dept. of Community and Human Services
CCORS helps families achieve stability, helps prevent future crises, and helps children remain in their home.
- Medication for Opioid Use Disorder program for youth ages 12-25:
This program is run by Ryther through a partnership with Kaiser Permanente. This program is designed to address the specific needs of young people who are struggling with substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorder. The primary purpose of these programs is to provide young people with access to evidence-based treatments that can help them overcome their addiction and achieve recovery. Ryther works in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and YouthCare. Kaiser staff prescribe medication and YouthCare facilities connect clients to Ryther. Ryther provides engagement, intensive case management, and therapy.
Launched in January of 2022, REBUILD connects formerly incarcerated individuals of color to culturally competent therapists. Our Therapist connectors (including formerly incarcerated people and people who have lived experiences with mental health challenges) assist in matching formerly incarcerated and injustice-involved individuals with therapists of color. This assistance includes finding and vetting therapists, setting up appointments, facilitating the payment process, and paying for up to 10 sessions of therapy for some.
- Therapy Fund Foundation
Our mission is to eliminate barriers to Black healing for those who have been historically excluded throughout the diaspora, by providing mental health education, advocacy, and therapeutic services at no cost to the client, that address those suffering from racial trauma, anxiety, depression, and other ailments due to systemic oppression, economic suffering, and intergenerational trauma that has not been addressed in the past.
- Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Next Day Appointments (NDA) for mental health and substance use disorder:
The SUD NDA is a new system this year and there are 10 youth appointments available per week Monday to Friday. King County offers Next Day Appointments (NDAs) to youth and adults experiencing mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) crises who are not currently enrolled and/or engaged in publicly funded behavioral health treatment services. Crisis is defined by the youth and family.
- To schedule an appointment: The practitioner, a parent, or the youth may call the Washington Recovery Helpline at 866-789-1511 to schedule. (Please note the referral source when possible)
- Community Passageways Programs
- Leadership Intervention & Change Program (L.I.N.C.)
- YMCA Violence Prevention Services
- CHOOSE 180
- Resilient in Sustaining Empowerment (R.I.S.E.)
- Glover Empower Mentoring (GEM)
- Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.)
- Mentoring Urban Students & Teens (M.U.S.T.)