Somali Community Services of Seattle

Somali Community Services of Seattle is a non-profit philanthropic organization that works to improve the quality of life for low-income families and members of the refugee and immigrant community.

Serving the People And Causes You Care About

SOMCSS has committed resources to help communities recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, we offer:

Senior Nutrition Luncheons

Housing Assistance & Advocacy

Immigration & Citizenship

Employment, Vocational Training, and Education

Youth Programs & Activities

Computer Lab & Digital Literacy Classes

After School Tutoring

Legal Support for Drug Related Convictions

Legal Support for Citizenship & Naturalization

Employment Assistance & Outreach
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Join Our Cause!

#Raise funds for building school

SOMCSS is constructing a school for the Somali and Oromos immigrant kids. This school will secure the future of our upcoming generations. Educated individuals of our community will play a vital role in developing the community and the State. The school shall focus on educational, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities alike.

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How Can You Help?

Tiny drops of water make the mighty ocean. Even little donations matter a lot. Your small offerings have the power to better the lives of many. You can contribute in several ways.



You can contribute from any part of the world. Any amount of donation is appreciated. Your contribution makes a difference.



Many volunteers have joined our organization to dedicate their time, effort, and services to the community. You can join the family of volunteers. SOMCSS recognizes your significant contribution to the community.

Who We Are

Devoted to the Betterment of the Somali Community Since 1995.

We have accomplished hundreds of projects and nurtured thousands of families. Our vision is to enrich the lives of the Somali and Oromos community in Seattle.

What Beneficiaries Say

Here is what our clients are saying about us:

"I can't say enough about SOMCSS Open Computer Lab. Modern computer resources are available to me free of cost. They always allow me access, and their lab associate is super cooperative. Open Computer Lab is awesome! I couldn't have asked for more than this."
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"Services offered by Somali Community are worth a fortune. Their Kids Summer Program significantly supported our kids in building confidence, improving English, and communication & cooperation skills. I am looking forward to their Youth Program because it reinforces ethnic identity. Exactly what I was looking for."
Assad S.
"Somali Community Services provided me with shelter. Their Ready for Work program offered me vocational training and English language interpretation. Their program completely surpassed my expectations. Because of SOMCSS, I live my life with dignity as a valuable part of my community."
Yasmiin A.


Our goal to makes better their lives.

SCSS is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to the betterment of the Somali and Oromos community in Seattle.

We provide services such as housing assistance, immigration case management, citizenship classes, ESL classes, computer skills classes, workers rights and tenant rights education, legal assistance for clearing drug related convictions, tax credit outreach and assistance with taxes and credit applications, assistance with applications for Seattle Democracy Vouchers that can be used to support local candidates, youth sports and educational programming, cultural dancing lessons, and so much more. 

We are introducing new programs every year, so check in with us frequently!

Somali Community Services of Seattle is a non-profit philanthropic organization that works to improve the quality of life for low-income families and members of the refugee and immigrant community.

Our vision is to enrich, engage, and empower the community of Somali refugees, immigrants, and families in the greater Seattle area.

We are a small organization with big goals, and we see a future where new generations continue to lean into community.  We strive for multi-generational involvement within the community to support each other and raise each other up, and we aim to model this through our giving and support toward families and individuals in the community.

We aim to aid families with basic needs, skills, and services so that they can reach self-sustainability.  We hope to see our community’s children and grandchildren knowing their culture and remaining connected to Somali families, friends, and values.

Seattle African Cup Soccer Tournament

The Seattle African Cup closed on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 after a thrilling finale match between Liberia and Eritrea. With a final score of Liberia – 3, Eritrea – 0, all scored in the last half, Liberia walked away with the Cup for 2022. Congratulations to all of the teams who played and the countries they represent!

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