Immigrant/Refugee King County
There are many organizations devoted to ensuring immigrant and refugee families and individuals find success and opportunity in Washington State! Explore national, state, and local resources below.
The Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (ORIA) is located within the State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Economic Services Administration (ESA), Community Services Division (CSD). Our goal is for refugee and immigrant families and individuals to succeed and thrive in Washington State.
See also: list of refugee resettlement agencies in Washington State.
Pew’s work examines the intersection of federal, state, and local immigration laws and policies and the potential impact on all levels of government.
Throughout the United States, people unfamiliar with our financial marketplace are more likely to fall prey to frauds and schemes. Low English proficiency can make it even harder to manage money safely and effectively on a day-to-day basis. To help, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Financial Education developed a series of guides that provide straightforward information about basic money decisions.
IRC's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) offers small loans tailored to meet the practical needs of working families and new Americans.
Seattle/King County Specific Resources
Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs citizenship clinic schedule is available to download. These are community events where volunteer attorneys, interpreters, and others assist eligible green card holders with completing their N-400 naturalization application through an organized step-by-step process.
The mission of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is to improve the lives of Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities by engaging them in decisions about the City of Seattle’s future and improving the City’s programs and services to meet the needs of all constituents.
Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) is a multi-ethnic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities throughout Washington State's King and Snohomish Counties. The Center for Social-Emotional Wellbeing offers culturally competent counseling services and domestic violence legal assistance in 17 languages.
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish works to increase equity and opportunity in our community through our Economic Advancement programs. Financial classes, workshops, coaching, and resources to help women and families build economic stability and empowerment, with many offered in both English and Spanish. Also provides financial training for domestic violence service providers.