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Washington State Human Rights Commission
Melbourne Tower #921
1511 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1626
(800) 233-3247
*Enforces Washington State laws against discrimination of any kind

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)
Olympia, WA
(800) 547-8367
In Wenatchee: (509) 886-6500
*Enforces Washington State laws governing wages and working conditions

Service Animals

Guide to Service Animals and the Washington State Law Against Discrimination

Federal Law Resources

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
(800) 669-4000
*Enforces federal anti-discrimination laws in employment

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Seattle Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue, Room 205
Seattle, WA 98104-1000
(206) 220-5170
(800) 877-0246 (Washington)
(800) 669-9777 (National)
TTY (206) 220-5185
*Enforces federal anti-discrimination laws with regard to housing discrimination

U.S. Office for Civil Rights
US Department of Education
915 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98174
*The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

Other Resources

Washington Law Help
Washington Law Help provides information on legal issues in Washington State. This website covers many topics of civil law, including housing, employment, immigration, family and consumer issues. Washington Law Help is provided as a public service by the Northwest Justice Project in collaboration with other legal aid providers in the Alliance for Equal Justice and Washington courts.

Landlord-Tenant Laws
STATE LAW: RCW 59.18 - Residential Landlord-Tenant Act

General Informational Resource
Diversity Central – Resources for Cultural Diversity at Work

National Trainers
The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
Diversity/anti-racism trainings

Western States Center
Western Institute for Organizing and Leadership Development (WILD)
Research and Action for Change (RACE)
Research, education and action on social justice issues at the community level

Crossroads Ministries
(773) 638-0166
Education, training and organizing to build anti-racist multicultural diversity, and anti-racist team building in organizations

Training to facilitate community "Dialogue on Race"
Roberta Madden Baton Rouge YWCA (225) 215-1326, (509) 662-3531

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG National Office
1828 L Street, NW
Suite 660
Washington, D.C. 20036

By phone: (202) 467-8180
By fax: (202) 467-8194
General email:


Washington Council of the Blind

Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center
PO Box 3391
Wenatchee, WA 98807

Phone: (509) 888-0957

Local Diversity Trainers

North Central Washington Coalition to Dismantle Racism (NCWCDR)
One-day trainings for schools, businesses, churches, and agencies.
In-depth 2 ½ day and five day team-building trainings for organizations, in collaboration with the Crossroads Institute:

Karen Strom: (509) 548-4319, Diane Groody: (509) 663-8409
Alex Schmidt, Faith Lutheran Church - White antiracism trainer: (509) 548-7012
Jesus Hernandez - Diversity/cultural competence training - Wenatchee School District (509) 663-8161
Marco Azurdia - Diversity/cultural competence training - Wenatchee Valley College (509) 662-1651
Jorge Chacon - Diversity training and consultation: (509) 860-2471
Gil Sparks, Attorney at Law – employment/personnel law: (509) 662-1954