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					                                                   Custody and Visitation Resources
Organization          Description               Services                         Contact information
Divine Alternatives   Divine Alternatives for   We provide case                  5709 Rainier Ave. S.
for Dads (D.A.D.S.)   Dads Services             management, parent               Seattle, WA 98118
                      (D.A.D.S.) supports       education, resolution of child   (206) 722-3137
                      fathers in                support issues, parenting        Served by Metro Bus Route 7. We are at the corner of Rainier and Orcas.
                      participating in their    plans, and referrals to
                      children's lives.         community resources for
                                                fathers and father figures.

King County           Serve King County         Attorneys address family law     King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics – 206-340-2593 – King County
Neighborhood          residents or              topics. If you wish to hire an   residents only.
Legal Clinics         Washington State          attorney for representation,     206-267-7070 – 9:00 am – Noon, Mon-Thur.
                      residents with legal      please contact Lawyer  
                      issues in King            Referral Service at 206-267-
                      County.                   7010.

Children Rights       CRC works to assure        CRCkids is dedicated to         Local Chapter-
Council (CRC) of      a child contact with      helping divorced, separated      St James Episcopal Church- 300 State Street, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284,
Washington            two parents and           and never married parents        360-855-0040
                      extended family.          remain actively and
                                                responsibly involved in their
                                                child’s life.
                                                                                 CRCkids has resources and services on shared parenting (custody and
                                                                                 access); prevention of abuse and neglect of children; laws and legislative
                                                                                 initiatives; court processes and alternative dispute resolutions; parenting
                                                                                 tools and education

Supervised            Supervised Visitation     SVN is literally a network of     Supervised Visitation Network
Visitation Network    Network (SVN) is a        agencies and individuals         3955 Riverside Avenue
                      multi-national non-       who are interested in            Jacksonville, Florida 32205
                      profit membership         assuring that children can       904-419-7861
                      organization.             have safe, conflict-free         904-239-5888 FAX
                                                access to parents with whom      Directory of Supervised Visitation Providers.
                                                they do not reside.

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Family Law Court    We are appointed by     Family Law CASA gives           Family Law CASA Program
Appointed Special   the court in King       children a voice in court by    811 First Avenue, Suite 201
Advocate (CASA)     County cases to         focusing on the needs of the    Seattle, WA 98104-1457
of King County      advocate for the best   child.                          Phone: (206) 748-9700
                    interests of                                            Email:
                    low/moderate income                                     King
                    children in contested                                   Washington State
                    custody cases                                           National CASA-

Washington State    WSCADV provides         The coalition refers domestic   Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)
Coalition Against   resources by county     violence victims to other
Domestic Violence   for victims of          resources.
(WSCADV)            domestic violence in                                    1-800-562-6025 –
                    Washington State.                                       Washington State Hotline

CLEAR (Free legal   Northwest Justice       NJP operates a toll-free        King County:
advice)             Project (NJP),          intake and referral hotline     Call 211 for information and referral to an appropriate legal services provider
                    Washington’s publicly   called CLEAR (Coordinated       Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. You may also call (206) 461-
                    funded legal aid        Legal Education Advice and      3200, or the toll-free number, which may be useful when calling from a pay
                    program.                Referral                        phone, 1-877-211-WASH (9724).

                                                                            Outside King County:
                                                                            Call 1-888-201-1014 weekdays from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
                                                                            CLEAR intake line

                                                                                  Persons 60 and Over: Persons 60 or over may call CLEAR*Sr at 1-888-
                                                                            387-7111, regardless of income.
                                                                                  CLEAR works with a language line to provide interpreters as needed at
                                                                            no cost to callers. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call 1-888-201-
                                                                            1014 using your preferred TTY or Video relay service.
Family Legal Help   Low cost professional   Our expert attorneys  
                    legal help in the       specialize in most aspects of
                    family courts across    Divorce, Child Custody,         Call Us: (800) 230-5984 Toll Free
                    the country.            Visitation Rights, Child        (206) 333-1982 Fax
                                            Support, Guardianship, and
                                            Adoption.                       Write to:
                                                                            Family Legal Help - Main Office
                                                                            727 West Mission Street Suite B
                                                                            Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Parent Trust for      Parent Trust for        Parent Trust has created a       Parent Trust for Washington Children is a statewide agency with two offices.
Washington            Washington Children     statewide network of                Western Washington
Children Center for   is a family support     support, education and              2200 Rainier Avenue South
Strong Families       program in              leadership programs for             Seattle, WA 98144
                      Washington State.       Washington's parents,               206.233.0156 phone
                                              caregivers, teens and               206.233.0604 fax
                                              children to answer each
                                              family's unique needs.              Eastern Washington
                                                     Child & Teen                917 Pitcher Street
          Services                                                                Yakima, WA 98901
                                                    Expectant & New              509.454.4000 phone
          Parent Services                                                         509.469.6000 fax
                                                    Community & In-
          Home Programs                                                        General E-mail for Both Offices:
                                                                               Statewide Family Help Line: 1-800-932-HOPE (4673)

Alliance for Non-     ANCPR is an all         There are links to father’s      Email:
Custodial Parents     volunteer               rights groups, noncustodial
Rights (ANCPR)        organization. The       mothers groups, and many
                      website is designed     others.
                      to empower
                      noncustodial parents.

Real Dads Network     Real Dads Network is    The Real Dads Network            Real Dads Network:
                      a nationally            sponsors a variety of            212-875-7725
                      recognized Black        activities; skill-building
                      Fatherhood              workshops, informational
                      Organization, with      seminars, male mentoring,
                      chapters throughout     and networking. Designed to
                      the country.            educate and encourage men
                                              to embrace their roles as
                                              dads, husbands and leaders
                                              in the context of family and
                                              community life.           This Free service provides:  
                      from LexisNexis         Accurate and reliable profiles
                      Martindale-Hubbell is   of 1 million lawyers and firms
                      designed specifically   worldwide.
                      for individuals. The    A wealth of information to
                      most complete source    help users better understand
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                      of information on        the law, make more informed
                      lawyers available        personal legal choices and
                      anywhere.                identify high quality legal

National Center for   National Center for      The National Center for         National Center for Fathering
Fathering             Fathering is an online   Fathering provides you with     P.O. Box 413888,
                      resource for every       practical ideas that can help   Kansas City, MO 64141
                      day dads.                you in these unique


                                                                               Washington State-

LawInfo               LawInfo provides         The Lead Counsel Program*,      Berry, Kelley & Wythers
                      public access to pre-    was designed to provide a       866-258-0496
                      qualified, pre-          simple and reliable way for     Free Consultation
                      screened attorneys,      anyone on the Web to find a     Veterans Law
                      and to free legal        pre-qualified, pre-screened     Public contact:
                      resources.               attorney quickly and easily.
Parent as Teachers    An internationally       Parents as Teachers provide     Washington State- Family Education & Support Services
                      recognized network of    parent education and family     1202 Black Lake Blvd. #B
                      organizations and        support to families             Olympia, Washington 98502
                      professionals who        throughout pregnancy until      360-754-7829
                      serve the evolving       their child enters
                      needs of families.       kindergarten, usually age 5.    Parents as Teachers
                                               Parents as Teachers raises      2228 Ball Drive
                                               awareness and works to          St. Louis, Mo. 63146
                                               shape policy around the         (314) 432-4330 phone
                                               importance of enhancing
                                               school readiness by   
                                               reaching children during the
                                               critical, formative years of

Child Welfare         Child Welfare            A service of the Children’s     Child Welfare Information Gateway
Information           Information Gateway      Bureau, Administration for      Children’s Bureau/ACYF
Gateway               promotes the safety,     Children and Families, U.S.     1250 Maryland Avenue SW – 8th Floor
                      permanency, and          Department of Health and        Washington, DC 20024

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                      well-being of children,     Human Services, we provide
                      youth, and families by      access to print and             For questions regarding services or website:
                      connecting child            electronic publications,
                      welfare, adoption, and      websites, databases, and        For help with our Library or journal articles:
                      related professional        online learning tools.
                      as well as the general                                      Call 800-394-3366 between 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST.
                      public to information,
                      resources, and tools.

Lutheran              Programs are tailored       Behavioral health services,     Lutheran Community Services Northwest is a nonprofit human services
Community             to address specific         Child welfare services,         agency serving communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Services              needs in each of the        Senior & Disability services,
                      communities they            Refugee & Immigration 
                      serve.                      services, Violence
                                                  prevention & intervention,
                                                  Family & Community


ILLINOIS: Children's Rights Council of Illinois
MICHIGAN: Dads of Michigan
NEBRASKA: Fathers' Rights of Nebraska
PENNSYLVANIA: Men's Custody Shelter Network
TENNESSEE: Child's Best Interest
TEXAS: LoneStar Fatherhood Initiative
VIRGINIA: Fairwindz
WISCONSIN: Wisconsin Fathers for Children and Families

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