Seattle Central Library. • Photo by Ww7021
Seattle Central Library. • Photo by Ww7021

Seattle Counseling Service (SCS) will share a report about the experiences of LGBTQ immigrants and refugees, followed by cultural performances from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

At this event, SCS will celebrate the courage of those who shared their stories, talk about what the organization has discovered over the past year, and discuss creating a behavioral health program that is accessible to everyone. Refreshments will be served and cultural performances will be provided by the House of Aleksa Manila.

In May of 2015, SCS received funding to conduct research and learn about the needs of LGBTQ immigrant, refugee, and undocumented individuals living in King County. The Immigrant, Refugee and Undocumented Outreach Project (IRUO) has been particularly focused on what barriers this population faces when trying to access behavioral healthcare services in Seattle and King County, and how to work together to eliminate them.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5:00 p.m. For more information about this event, call 206-386-4636.

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