Here is a list of the districtwide Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee, as well as a contact for each campus’
Safety Committee. These groups are continually working to keep Seattle Community Colleges a safe place to learn and work.
As well, check here for local neighborhood emergency contact information, such as local Police Departments, Fire Departments and
other useful contacts.
Central: Elman McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org
North: Darryl Johnson at email@example.com
South: James Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
SVI: Greg Lonergan at email@example.com
Siegal: Martin Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org
9 1 1 for all life threatening situations. No money needed to make
this call from a pay phone
Poison Center 1 800 222-1222, 24/7. Help and information for people and animals
due to poisoning or drug overdose (if life threatening immediately call 911).
Crisis Clinic 206-461-3222, 24/7.
Best all purpose 24-hour number for help and emergency services and referrals!
Some one at this number WILL listen!
Women in Domestic Violence situations 206-522-9472, 24/7. New Beginnings.
Crisis situations regarding children, birth to 6 years old 206-328-5437, 24/7.
Childhaven Crisis Nursery. And any Seattle Fire Station will accept newborns.
Don't leave your baby without help! No questions asked.
Homeless and/or abused Women 206-461-4882, 9 AM to 9 PM only, Downtown YWCA.
Homeless Veterans Clinic 425-203-7219, various times open.
Mental health and other services for Vets.
Operation Night Watch 206-323-4359 and after 7 PM 206-329-2099, 7 days a week.
Various services especially when all other services are closed. Shelter and drop in available.
Youth up to 22 years old and homeless 206-622-5555, Orion Center,
Monday thru Friday only. Meals, case management, school toward GED.
Downtown Emergency Service Center 206-464-1570, many services, long phone message
but call and see if they offer what you need.
Doney Memorial Pet Clinic 206-376-5954. 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month,
free veterinary care for pets of homeless and low income people, 3 to 5 PM, 1st come 1st served.
MUST show medical coupon to prove low-income status and have ID to match. 318 2nd Ave.
Note: These service listings are offered as a service to the community and
are taken from public information sources. 24/7 = open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Green for the 21st Century in Seattle
Innovations in curriculum and operations have earned the 2009 Green Washington Award for the Seattle Community Colleges
– Central, North and South. All three colleges are active members of the Seattle Climate Partnership and North was an
early signer of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. A district-wide Chancellor’s
Sustainability Initiative provides energy, focus and a forum for emerging training and initiatives.
Sustainability is infused into programs ranging from urban agriculture at Central to environmental science,
real estate and building management across the district. Students have funded a sustainability coordinator.
Campus activities include reducing the carbon footprint and promoting recycling and energy conservation, which earned
a “Recycler of the Year” award for South. Last year, the college culinary operations diverted 31 tons of
materials to a regional composting facility – which returned the compost to “green” the college landscape.
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Helping displaced workers to
‘Start Next Quarter’
During the economic downturn, thousands of displaced workers turned to the Seattle Community Colleges at the same
time regional employers reported a need for skilled workers to fill jobs in the new economy. To help both potential
workers and employers, the Seattle Community Colleges developed Start Next Quarter (SNQ), a two-part initiative
designed to improve the success of dislocated workers who enroll in technical education programs. SNQ invites
prospective students to assess their eligibility for workforce funding online and connects them to a comprehensive
two-day college success workshop held at each campus. The workshops are based on a model developed at one of the
district campuses. Students who complete the workshop are more likely to complete their training programs and to
obtain jobs using their new skills. The project was developed in part through a grant from the League for Innovation,
funded by the Walmart Foundation Bright Futures project to serve displaced workers.
A Model for the Region
The Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle Community College is a regional resource and
the first integrated service center of its kind in Washington state. Since the OCE&E opened its doors in spring 2011,
more than 40,000 people have come for one-stop help in finding a new job, career retraining or to sign up for public
assistance benefits. Founding partners were the state Departments of Social and Health Services and Employment
Security, the college, and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. The campus and the new LEED
Gold Certified 45,000-square foot facility are in the heart of Seattle’s north end and close to a major transit hub.
House Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (sponsor of the legislation and a former Seattle District trustee)
championed the OCE&E in the state legislature. The center aims to provide streamlined services in a positive environment,
helping clients succeed in the next stage of their lives.