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EchoX includes a steadily growing searchable database of organizations, groups, writers, artists and others organized by ethnicity, cultural focus, type of heritage work and/or type of community action. Check back often to see newly added listings!

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APSA provides critical services to our most vulnerable Afghan population while working to strengthen and empower our community to improve the quality of life for all Afghans.

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    Immigrant & Refugee Services

Afghans of Puget Sound Alliance (APSA) serves newly-arrived Afghan refugees in the greater Seattle area.  We provide job placement and career development services, health and wellness education, emergency services, and community building programs.  As a refugee-led organization, we understand the challenges facing refugees in critical areas like housing, employment, healthcare, and education. Our goal is to help our families move beyond the basic survival mode and thrive in their new country.

The quick fall of Kabul in August 2021 resulted in a chaotic evacuation of our Afghan allies and their families and a refugee crisis in the U.S. unmatched since the Vietnam War.  APSA’s leadership moved quickly to assist dozens of Afghan families, managing transportation logistics, finding and setting up homes, coordinating medical care and education, and organizing sponsorship circles. In early 2022, Ismail Khan and Mina Le formed APSA to advance their work for the Puget Sound Afghan community.

New Afghan families still have enormous needs in areas like housing, employment, ESL, and academic tutoring.  Even before the fall of Kabul, many of our families had their lives, careers and schooling interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing war.  With your help, APSA can be the bridge connecting our region’s abundant resources and tremendous goodwill to families in great need.

APSA is a registered charitable nonprofit organization with the state of Washington, and is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.