Our programs exist to support the refugees, immigrants, and low-income families of our community. Please check back frequently for updates and changes to our available programs and services.
Programs at Seattle Community Services of Seattle
Seattle Community Services of Seattle is excited to offer many programs and referral services to our community. Our programming includes essential assistance programs to help refugees and immigrants navigate a smooth transition to life in the United States, as well as many support services for the individuals and families of our community. Come visit us for personalized one-on-one service, to get the help you need to achieve your goals.
Our community is made up of families and individuals working hard to learn new skills, keep stable jobs, and create a life they can enjoy. We understand that sometimes there are problems at work, and how many have lost their jobs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us help you resolve problems, learn about your rights, find the work you are looking for, handle issues at work successfully, and gain the skills you need to succeed. Visit us for in person for assistance tailored to you and your specific needs and goals.
Somali Community Services of Seattle focuses on supporting youth in becoming the strong pillars of our community. We provide tutoring, cultural activities, sports opportunities, community involvement opportunities, counseling and guidance services, and a safe place for our youth to gather and spend time together having fun. Our goal is to help our youth thrive in their lives, have a place where they belong, and grow into healthy, active, successful, and involved adult members of our community.
The senior program at Somali Community Services is for Somali and Oromos elders of age 55 and older.
- Senior luncheon every other week
- Support in passing the citizenship test
- Exercise activities
- Workshops for different skills and resources, and a chance to discuss the issues our elders are facing.
We strive to support our valued senior members of the community, provide a place to gather and socialize, and show our appreciation by sharing a meal together.
Become A Volunteer
Join us in our work! We have accomplished hundreds of projects and nurtured thousands of families, largely with the support of volunteers from our community. Our vision is to enrich the lives of the Somali and Oromos community in Seattle.
We welcome you to bring your unique skills and experiences to Somali Community Services of Seattle – we can always use volunteers! Some things we frequently need volunteer help with are:
- Event support positions
- Assistants daily operations
- ESL teaching assistants
- Citizenship class teaching assistants
- Youth program assistants
- Or propose a volunteer position that utilizes your unique strengths!