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Mission: The organization’s mission is to work for the success of refugees to undergo a smooth transitional process, and attain a self-sustainable status in their new country
Somali Community Services of Seattle (SCSS) is the Greatest in Washington State, serves refugees through variety of services including case management and referrals, children and youth programs, senior program, and educational courses and workshops such as refugee parent education, computer class, social justice leadership training, and natural environment conservation. The purposes of the organization are
Assist community members in obtaining information necessary to become self-sufficient and improve the overall quality of life
Help refugee children growing up in the US to re-learn and sustain their ethnic heritage and identity and promote healthy emotional growth. Advocate improvement of living environment for the community.
Bring the community together and strengthen the community ties through cultural fairs and education. The agency’s facility is located in Rainier beach area where majority of East African refugees reside.
The agency is open five (5) days per week 9:00am-4:00pm
History: A group of Somali refugees who resettled in the US in 1990s came together to form an organization to assist newly arrived Somali refugees in cultural and language competent manner. The organization was established in 1995 and started offering basic case management and assistance services. The organization was incorporated into a nonprofit organization on September 18, 1996. Since then, the organization has expanded its resources and the services.
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