Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center Programs
Dunshee House provides peer support to the LGBTQ community, particularly underserved and marginalized individuals living with life challenging circumstance. To help achieve that objective we offer training around peer support education throughout the year to members of the community who are interested in facilitating a peer support group. Scholarships are available for individuals who are unable to afford the $150 cost to attend. Our organization also provides a safe and sober space for individuals to come together for social events and holiday meals. We further support individuals through our voucher program; this program provides access to the arts in Seattle at no cost to members.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Dunshee House/SASG has recently had some great success stories. There have been several new groups to join the calendar, offering greater service to the community, such as the LGBTQ Veterans Group, Grief & Loss Group, and most recently Brother’s of Prometheus (Gay & Bi men who have experienced religious wounding). We have further rolled out new programs such as the Dunshee Voucher Program, providing free admission to various venues in the Seattle area, allowing access to the arts for individuals who may not have been able to afford the cost of attending.
The current needs of the organization are related to funding. As psycho-social support is no longer funded, the organization receives very little funding in the form of grants. Currently we receive a small portion of a grant from SAMHSA that is set to expire in September, 2011.