Refugee Assimilation


With increasing number of refugees coming in to the Seattle area, the need for services to help refugees find their feet and get assimilated into this country is very much needed.

MCRC works with several refugee intake organizations to support new refugees with their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. We also provide services that allow them to get better connected with their local communities and faith organizations.

Housing Household Assistance Vocational Services Adopt a Family Program

 

 

•Partnership established with refugee resettlement agencies as the go-to source for housing for incoming refugees

•Working with Muslim Housing Services to provision 10 rental units for incoming refugees

•Ongoing financial support (rent, utilities, food ) etc. for several refugee families

 

 

•Leased storage space actively being used by Muslim and non-Muslim organizations to store & distribute household items to refugee families in need

•Weekly collection and distribution of household items to several local families

• Clothing drives Syria

•Partnering with local community colleges to identify courses that will provide vocational and English classes for new refugees

•Design of a a career counseling process in progress

•Piloting a program to match local families with refugee families

•Currently 10 families in program

•Local families will serve as mentors, friends and social enablers for new refugee families