Refugee Federation Service Center Programs
Provide a comprehensive family self-sufficiency assessment, individiaul employment plan, Cultural Awareness Workshop, job readiness training and counseling, short term skills training (electronic assembly, sewing, custodial and forklift, basic computer literacy) and job placement and job retention.
Provide family assessment and case management, and social supportive services such as advocacy, housing, interpretation, conflict resolution, and referral.
Refugee Community Homelessness Prevention
Provide assessment, counseling, and financial literacy training. Assist with emergency rental services to families that are in the process of being evicted.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
During 2012, one of our successes was our short-term Electronic Assembly class. Following the class, many of our participants are being hired and making $10-12 an hour. The Department of Social and Health Services in interested in helping RFSC expand the class and potentially offer more trainings to the Limited English Speaking population in Seattle-King County, but does not have the funding to do so.
Additionally, the State has not funded Citizenship/Naturalization services for refugees and immigrants for the last several years, but there is a need in the community for these services.