Resources

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The Better Business Bureau investigates complaints against businesses and has a process for consumers to investigate businesses before doing business with them.

Community Resources Online
Community Resources Online is an on-line database, a service of the Crisis Clinic, with information about thousands of community resources in Seattle and King County.

Conversation Cafés
Conversation Cafés are lively, diverse, hosted conversations about our feelings, thoughts and actions in the world as it is today. Held in public spaces where people of varying views can gather in small groups, Conversation Cafés provide an open forum to talk about important topics. Every year, the Center sponsors Conversation Week, when Conversation Cafés are held throughout North America.

The Crisis Clinic
The Crisis Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides confidential, immediate help for people in crisis.

Solid Ground
A multi-service non-profit organization. The website and landlord-tenant hotline provide information and assistance on rights and responsibilities according to landlord-tenant laws, information and referral to community resources, eviction counseling and advocacy.

The Tenant’s Union
The Tenant’s Union is a non-profit, membership-based organization that has been providing information to Washington State tenants and fighting for stronger tenants’ rights since 1976. They have brochures on nearly every aspect of tenancy, from looking at a new place to moving out.

Washington State Attorney General’s Office
The Attorney General’s Office has a Consumer Protection Division, which has lots of useful information for consumers. Topics include landlord-tenant law, auto repair, scams and frauds, and retail businesses.

Washington State Landlord-Tenant Laws
The Washington State Attorney General’s website provides an overview of the landlord-tenant laws in the State of Washington.

Seattle Landlord Tenant Law
The City of Seattle landlord-tenant law provides tenants with additional rights not outlined in the state law.

Other Conflict Resolution Organizations

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
A professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

Center for Nonviolent Communication
The Center for Nonviolent Communication is a global organization helping people compassionately connect with themselves and one another through Nonviolent Communication,™ a process created by Marshall B Rosenberg, Ph.D.

The Conflict Resolution Information Source (CRIS)
The CRIS provides links to many resources about conflict resolution.

Public Conversations Project (PCP)
The Public Conversations Project is an organization that works to foster a more inclusive, empathic and collaborative society by promoting constructive conversations and relationships among those who have differing values, world views, and positions about divisive public issues. PCP offers workshops, facilitates dialogues, meetings, and conferences, and has on-going projects fostering conversations about controversial topics. Their website offers useful resources, including a Guide to Community Dialogue that you can download.

Resolution Washington (RW)
Resolution Washington is an association of dispute resolution centers in Washington State. Their website gives information about mediation, a list of member dispute resolution centers, and listings of training sessions held at the centers.

Washington Mediation Association (WMA)
Founded in 1982, The Washington Mediation Association is a non-profit organization of mediators and people interested in promoting mediation as a dispute resolution process in the State of Washington. Besides providing benefits to members, it provides mediation training and mediator referrals.

King County Bar Association – ADR Section
The King County Bar Association ADR Section offers monthly, lunchtime educational programs  for both attorneys and non-attorneys that cover the full range of ADR modalities and launches innovative outreach programs designed to increase the visibility and utilization of ADR in King County.