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Immigrant and Refugee Resources: Local Non-Government Support Organizations

Local Non-Government Support Organizations

OneAmerica Resource List
An extensive resource list of mostly non-government organizations in the Puget Sound area supporting OneAmerica's mission to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice through building power in immigrant communities, in collaboration with key allies. Initially named Hate Free Zone, the organization was founded immediately after September 11, 2001 to address the backlash in a post 9/11 world against immigrant communities of color, primarily Muslims, Arab Americans, East Africans, and South Asians.”

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (Seattle)
“Our Citizenship & Immigration services program provides application and fee waiver assistance to eligible immigrants and refugees that want to become U.S. citizens.  We offer bilingual and English Citizenship classes, taught by experienced instructors throughout King County, for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. We work with clients in group workshops, and one-on-one, to complete their applications. We also offer ESL classes, in partnership with Seattle Central College, and Talk Time for people who need to improve their English before submitting their application. These services are free, or available at low cost, to eligible applicants.”

immi Learning Center
(created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net)
"The immi learning center is your resource for learning about U.S. immigration and how to stay in the U.S. legally. Browse the glossary for basic terms and concepts. Or read more detail about common ways to stay in the U.S."

International Rescue Committee (Seattle Office)
The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities in the United States.

Lutheran Community Services (Tacoma)
Multicultural Community Services (MCS), a program of LCSNW, is contracted with the U.S Department of State to help refugees rebuild their homes and their lives. Since 1975, MCS has resettled over 35,000 refugees from all over the world, helping them become self-sufficient and integrated into the culture and community of King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties.

St. James Immigrant Assistance

""While we do not support illegal immigration we are committed to helping all persons in need regardless of their legal status...Our goal as a community of disciples is comprehensive immigration reform to provide legal pathways for family reunification, guest workers and those seeking citizenship.

We will reach out to all persons in need, including immigrants, regardless of their legal status."

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network

A forming coalition of organizations and individuals that are prepared to fight for immigrant rights across Washington.

Una coalición formada por organizaciones e individuos que están dispuestos a luchar por los derechos de los inmigrantes en Washington.

Washington New Americans (Seattle)   
  "The Washington New Americans Program (WNA) connects immigrants and refugees in Washington State to the information and legal services needed to successfully naturalize and exercise their civic voice. In the interest of changing a flawed system, we also advocate to reduce the structural barriers that keep many from achieving U.S. citizenship.

WNA is a partnership between the State of Washington and OneAmerica, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to building power in immigrant and refugee communities. With the support of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and community organizations across Washington, we provide naturalization information and assistance with N-400 and I-912 forms. We organize approximately a dozen free citizenship application workshops around Washington State every year, and our affiliate organizations offer assistance in their offices year-round, by appointment."

Refugee Women’s Alliance
“ReWA is a non-profit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services. ReWA advocates for social justice, public policy changes, and equal access to services while respecting cultural values and the right to self-determination.”  ReWA serves thousands of refugees and immigrants each year through our bilingual and bicultural programs. 
Our clients come from over 70 countries from around the globe, including Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
World Relief Seattle
“World Relief Seattle has worked since 1979 to empower the local church to serve refugees and immigrants in the Greater Seattle Area. Originally founded to care for those fleeing war in Southeast Asia, we have since grown to resettle refugees from almost 50 countries. We are encouraged by the many churches, businesses, and individuals who use their resources and ingenuity to enhance the lives of refugees and immigrants throughout Western Washington.