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World Relief Seattle envisions every local refugee and vulnerable immigrant welcomed by community, rooted in community, and empowered for community. World Relief regularly hosts and participates in community events, fundraisers, new volunteer orientations and thematic volunteer trainings. If you are a refugee abroad seeking resettlement in the United States, World Relief does not process applications for resettlement. Please contact your local UNHRC office for further assitance.

World Relief Seattle envisions every local refugee and vulnerable immigrant welcomed by community, rooted in community, and empowered for community
  • Services
    Immigrant & Refugee Services

Fleeing for Safety

Tens of thousands of refugees come to the United States each year from many countries. Threatened by persecution and war, these brave people leave behind everything familiar to seek safety, a life free from fear, and the chance for a new start. The US has a strong commitment to protecting refugees and Western Washington is one of the top regions in the country for receiving and resettling these newcomers.

Serving the Displaced

World Relief Seattle has come alongside refugee families since 1979, providing support and basic orientation through their first months of transition.

Volunteers and staff welcome these vulnerable families from the moment they arrive at SeaTac airport. They help the newcomers move into apartments furnished with donated supplies and teach them everyday skills, like how to use the stove and pay phone bills.

Caseworkers assigned to each family guide them through mounds of paperwork and connect them to essential social services, helping refugees start on the path to self-sufficiency.

Initial Resettlement Services Include:

•Airport reception
•Securing permanent housing, furniture and household items
•Obtaining basic necessities, including food and clothing
•Helping them apply for Social Security
•Registering children for school
•Scheduling and providing transportation to initial health screenings and ongoing health services
•Providing orientation on various topics related to life in the United States
•Helping to link and refer to available resources and services in Western Washington