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Safer Summer 2022 is a joint initiative of Public Health- Seattle & King County and Community Leaders that focuses on coordinating gun violence reduction efforts across the City of Seattle and King County. Together, we are committed to elevating community-led solutions, raising awareness of resources, and increasing access to opportunities.

Check out our Safer Summer 2022 Website to discover resources, community-based support and opportunities.

Summer should be a time for enjoying the warmer weather, being free to explore positive experiences and opportunities, making new memories and preparing for the new school year ahead.

Unfortunately national, and local statistics show that summer is also a time where violence and crime are more prevalent for some. Historically, summer months- with longer daylight hours and warmer nights- see a significant increase of gun violence, shots fired incidents and homicides.

In King County, we understand that gun violence is a public health emergency. Since the beginning of the pandemic, incidents of gun violence have increased across the region- each quarter showing record-breaking spikes that continue to impact young people between the ages of 12 and 27 years of age- specifically young men of color. With recent local data, the summer of 2022 is already trending toward being the most violent in our region’s history.

While we cannot eliminate gun violence overnight, we can make it a safer summer by implementing harm reduction strategies that lower the risk for everyone. When community organizations collaborate with systems partners, we can build ladders of opportunity, create a larger safety network and ensure an even wider web of support for all of our youth and families.

Get Connected to Services

A network of community partners (more details below) work to build relationships through consistency and compassion with people who have been impacted by gun violence and their families. They work to address people's short and long-term needs by connecting them to mentoring, housing and job opportunities, counseling, support navigating victim assistance resources, medical resources, legal system support, financial support, and care.

Click here to refer yourself or someone you know who has been impacted by gun violence


Violence Intervention/Prevention & Restoration Service Provider Network

Regional Peacekeepers Collective (RPKC) is an initiative of Public Health - Seattle & King County and takes a multi-partner approach, with a selected Lead Agency (Community Passageways and Rainier Beach Action Coalition) and subcontracted Partners (YMCA Alive & Free, Freedom Project, Renegades for Life, Progress Pushers, Cultured.Outreach) to provide critical services in three domains: Intervention, Prevention, and Restoration. This approach ensures rigorous training and capacity building, shared protocols, centralized critical incident response, hospital-based intervention, care services coordination, evaluation, and reporting.

Date driven efforts are focused on the most at-risk youth people and their families, supporting, and healing impacted families to avoid retaliation and further violence. RPKC takes a public health approach to gun violence prevention in Seattle and King County and has been selected by the White House as a model for regional efforts under the Community Violence Initiative

Services: Critical Incident Management, Violence Interruption, Client Services & Referral, Family Restoration Services, Community Safe Passage

Eligible Ages: 12 yrs –30 yrs.

How to Enroll: https://www.communitypassageways.org/refer

Contact information:

Hours of Operation:

Critical Incident Management: On call as needed

Violence Interruption: On call as needed

Client Referrals: Mon. – Fri 9:00 am–5:00 PM

Case Management / Service Navigation: Mon–Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 PM

Family Restoration Services: Mon–Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 PM

Services: Younger Sibling Support

Eligible Ages: 12-18

How to Enroll: CHOOSE 180 · Community Referral Form (lglforms.com)

Contact info: Workshop Coordinator Daicia Mestas 206-741-6194.

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Services: Violence Interruption, Outreach, Case Management Service Navigation

Eligible Ages: 12 yrs. – 24 yrs.

How to Enroll: Violence Prevention | YMCA of Greater Seattle (seattleymca.org)

Case Management: Team of 12 caseworkers/case managers Contact info: Director, Reynaldo Sampson Rsampson@Seattleymca.org Director of Violence Operation Marvin Marshall Mmarshall@seattleymca.org

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9am–5pm

Services: Case Management / Service Navigation, Outreach, Mentorship

Eligible Ages: 12 - 24 years old

How to Enroll: In-person, Online (www.ProgressPushers.Org - Referral Link), Email Admin@ProgressPushers.Org or Contact our Outreach Coordinator Wayne Dubois at (206) 584-5060

Case Managers: Merman Sallier (Merman@ProgressPushers.Org), Charles Howard (Charles@ProgressPushers.Org), Jeremy Winzer (Jeremy@ProgressPushers.Org) & Chris Cordero (Chris@ProgressPushers.Org)

Contact info: Admin@ProgressPushers.Org; Sareya Milton (Program Manager) (253)244-4188; Wayne Dubois (Outreach Coordinator) (206) 584-5060

Office Hours:  9:00 AM  to 4:00 PM

Services: Case Management / Service Navigation, Outreach/Reentry Navigation

Support Program: Credible Allies Program-Black, Indigenous and Latin X

Eligible Ages: 16 yrs. – 30 yrs. 

How to Enroll:www.FreedomProjectWA.org

Contact info: Orlando Ames (206)712-9115 Orlando@freedomprojectwa.org

Services: Case Management / Service Navigation, Outreach

Eligible Ages: 12 yrs. – 24 yrs.

How to Enroll: info@gadesforlife.org

Case Managers: n/a 

Contact info: 206-841-3700

Hours of Operation: 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Seattle Community Safety Initiative

SCSI currently contracts four organizations – Community Passageways, The Boys and Girls Club of King County, the YMCA of Great Seattle, and Urban Family Center – who collectively serve Central, Southeast and West Seattle. SCSI outreach workers work with local schools to support community safety issues that occur off school property but not in the immediate school community. Supporting students with safe passage to and from school as well as during lunch time is an essential function of this resource as well as de-escalating conflict in the community before it becomes a 9-1-1 emergency. The Seattle Safety Initiative (SCSI) has recently joined the Regional Peacekeeper Collective.

Services: Critical Incident Management, Violence Interruption, Client Services & Referral, Family Restoration Services, Community Safe Passage

Services: Violence Interruption, Outreach, Case Management Service Navigation

Services/Programs: Work Readiness & Training, Career & College Readiness, Paid Internships & Employment, Housing Navigation & Assistance, Food Assistance, Case Management, Community-Wide Restorative Peace/Healing Circles, Community Safety, Youth & Young Adult Programming- Teen Drop-In Program, Tutoring Program, Studio Program, Cafe Program, Art Program, Safe Pathways Program

Eligible Ages: Youth: 6th-12th grade, Young Adults: 18-24 years, Families: 25+

How to Enroll: Complete SE Network Referral Form at positiveplace.org & meet eligibility requirements 

Contact Info:206.436.1893

Hours of Operation:  Monday thru Friday, 9am-6pm

Services: Youth Mentorship/Internship Programs, Family Support, Neighborhood Safety, and Community Events

Eligible Ages: 5 yrs. – 24 yrs (and their families) 

How to Enroll: connect@urbanfam.org 

Case Manager: Sariah Thompson - sthompson@urbanfam.org 

Contact info: www.urbanfam.org/contact

Hours of Operation: 10:00AM - 4:00PM 

Physical Address: (by appointment only)

746 Industry Dr.

Tukwila, WA 98188

Mailing Address: PO Box 88064, Seattle, WA 98138

Rainier Beach Action Coalition-Restorative Solutions

RBAC as an organization has been active in the Rainier Beach neighborhood in it’s present form since 2015, and the people who make up RBAC have been active in RB for many years beyond that. Restorative Resolutions is a project led by RBAC and sponsored by King County Public Health and Regional Peacekeepers Collaborative where we aim to support families and individuals in SE Seattle that are the most impacted by/after incidents of gun violence. We will do this by supporting other community-based organizations who 1) are specifically serving RB 2) are doing healing work through events and gatherings, 3) are involved in restorative/healing work, and 4) provide resources or connections to resources such as housing, mental health services, rent support, etc.

Information coming soon.

Services: Violence Interruption, Critical Incident Support, Community Safe Passage, After School Programing (@Cultured.Studios) 

Eligible Ages: Middle and High School Ages 

How to Enroll: No enrollment process ( Open to all students)

Case Managers: N/A

Contact info: Chaffawn Smith: chaffawn@seattleyfc.org (For Afterschool Programs); Mike Davis : mdavis@urbanimpactseattle.org 

Hours of Operation: 

  • Tue & Thurs, Open Studio 3-7:30 
  • Tue - Fri, Community Safe Passage 3:30-5pm
  • Weekly, Violence Interruption, Critical Incident Support On-Call  



Services: Community Circles, Support Circles 

Eligible Ages: All 

How to Enroll: RBAC: Rainier Beach Action Coalition | Neighborhood implementation partner for Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth (rbcoalition.org)

Case Managers: N/A 

Contact info: Jdavis@rbactioncoalition.org

Hours of Operation: Varies

Services: Monthly Parent Check In’s & Teen Parent Check In’s, Community Events

Eligible Ages: 13 – 40

How to Enroll: Reaching out directly to Deandra for the enrollment form to be sent to client.

Contact info: www.thefatherhoodaccountabilitymovement.org; ccharles83@outlook.com 206-201-4370; Ttplminfo@gmail.com 206-669-9318

Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

Services: Youth Mentorship/Internship Programs, Family Support, Neighborhood Safety, and Community Events

Eligible Ages: 5 yrs. – 24 yrs (and their families) 

How to Enroll: connect@urbanfam.org 

Case Manager: Sariah Thompson - sthompson@urbanfam.org 

Contact info: www.urbanfam.org/contact

Hours of Operation: 10:00AM - 4:00PM 

Physical Address: (by appointment only)

746 Industry Dr.

Tukwila, WA 98188

Mailing Address: PO Box 88064, Seattle, WA 98138

Safer Summer Youth Development Programs & Groups

Basic Needs

Information coming soon.

Description: Collective Justice was brought together by a diverse group of survivors and imprisoned community members in Washington State. We focus on resourcing our communities to address violence and harm in ways that move us closer to wellness, healing, accountability, and collective liberation, and away from state violence. Through our programs, we are bringing together survivors in the community and in prison to co-create trauma-informed responses to harm that center the dignity and resilience of all people and do not rely on mass imprisonment. We are building leadership and collective power while also centering the healing of the most marginalized survivors to drive social change.

Location: Renton, WA

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

How to Enroll: We are not offering any programs until 2023. If you'd like to receive updates, follow us on Instagram or subscribe to our newsletter through our website.

Contact Info: info@collectivejusticenw.org

Our Alive & Free program serves youth and young adults across King County who are involved with or impacted by groups, gangs, community violence, or the justice system. This work is done through street outreach and case management in partnership with several cities and organizations across King County. We have a skilled team who have strong community ties and specialize in engaging youth and young adults. Our goal is to support our communities and help young people to stay Alive & Free. 

https://www.seattleymca.org/social-impact-center/youth-young-adults/violence-prevention-intervention

Information Coming Soon.

Description: The Deep Dive Program works with young people aged 15 – 27 who are most vulnerable to be the victim of or participate in gun violence.

Programming for Deep Dive includes:

  • Support and Systems Navigation Ambassadors focus on building committed relationships focused on trust and accountability with each participant. Ambassadors also support young adults navigating the criminal legal system, accessing education, housing, and employment opportunities. Ambassadors also advocate for participants in court, connect them to other programs and services, and transport them as needed.

  • Evening classes and healing circles (Mon-Thurs, 5-7pm at CP’s office) Program participants engage in nightly classes and healing circles that focus on connecting with themselves and identifying their own strengths and areas of growth; healthy conflict resolution; processing and healing from their trauma; identifying their aspirations and setting plans to achieve them; historical perspectives that have shaped their lives; financial literacy; and other topics that focus not on what to think, but how to think. Lessons are steeped in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Healing Centered Engagement (HCE); Motivational Interviewing (MI); Effective Family Engagement (EFE); and Effective Engagement Strategies (EES).

  • Bi-Weekly Guest Speakers (Every other Friday, 5-7pm at CP’s office) Guest speakers' topics will vary and be determined with input of participants. Some topics will include financial literacy, mediation and mindfulness, real estate, career routes, etc.

  • Field trips (once a month, typically over the weekend, across the PNW and national): Once a month the group will go on culturally relevant field trips. Some field trips include college tours, concerts, tours to the Nike campus, sporting events, and other trips that will help expand our participants world view and give them a sense of pride.

Location: Zoom (Hopefully back in person soon)

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

How to Enroll: Community Passageways

Contact Info: Brandon Shell Brandon@communitypassageways.org 206-531-6533
Information coming soon.