NW Helping Hands: Seattle Counseling Service is there for LGBT community

NW Helping Hands: Seattle Counseling Service

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In today's fast-paced, high-pressure world, the need for mental health care has never been greater. But some in our community still face barriers getting the health and wellness services they need.

Seattle Counseling Service (SCS), located on Capitol Hill, is a unique resource for the LGBTQ community throughout King County.

"Because we're LGBT specific, it means that everyone who comes through our door knows that they're welcome and can bring their whole selves, so that they can be fully in their recovery,” said Ann McGettigan, SCS executive director. “They don't have to hide who they are. They get to be all of who they are – and we want that. We're proud of being LGBT specific.”

Founded in 1969, Seattle Counseling Service is the country's oldest mental health and substance abuse agency focused on the LGBTQ community.

To volunteer, make a donation or learn more, go to:

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NW Helping Hands: The holiday season is a time to think about the less fortunate in our community. During this Season of Giving, KOMO News is highlighting a dozen local charities that are making a difference. Please check back here for weekly updates.

There are literally thousands of other wonderful non-profits in the Northwest that are doing great things every day.

If you know about non-profits that need support, I encourage you to share their information with others.

A word of caution: Before you give to any new charity, it’s smart to check them out to make sure they are legitimate, licensed to solicit donations in Washington and will use your money wisely. You can do that by going to: BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Washington Secretary of State (Check to see if a charity is registered to solicit in this state) and Charity Navigator (a charity that rates non-profits).

NW Helping Hands is presented by John L. Scott Foundation, supporting children’s healthcare and WSECU, the credit union for Washington.

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