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.
Immigration Advocates Network maintains a national immigration legal services directory for resources available throughout 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.
Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Switchboard offers a library of learning resources, an online evidence database, a range of self-paced e-learning courses, regular live learning opportunities, and on-demand technical assistance for ORR-funded organizations.
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.
El Centro de la Raza is a large Seattle-based non-profit organization that focuses on providing a wide variety of social services to build community and unite all races and people.
The Welcoming System is for immigrants, refugees and new arrivals. Connect to the people and resources in the area you live.
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.