Immigrant Support

This page provides resources and services to support immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and new arrivals - as well as their family members - many of whom are not native English speakers. It includes resources organized in the following sections:


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Defends and advances the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Serves immigrants of all status, including undocumented individuals, DACA persons, and asylum seekers.

Know Your Rights

Information and instruction for immigrants about rights when interacting with immigration officials, law enforcement officers, or criminal justice officials.

Literacy Source

A wide variety of programs and services for immigrants and refugees: Citizenship preparation, assistance with naturalization applications for low-income individuals,GED completion, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs—City of Seattle

Programs, services and resource information for immigrants and refugees in Seattle.  Includes resource information about DACA, reporting immigration enforcement, citizenship clinics, naturalization, legal representation, computer, housing, utility, employment, education, transportation, and LGBT resources.

The Welcoming Center

A service of the King County Library System for  immigrants, refugees and new arrivals. Connecting them to the people and resources in the area they live.

Asian Counseling & Referral Services

Offers employment and training services, citizenship and immigration assistance, and behavioral health counseling.

El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races)

Provides services for children, youth, and adults in areas of, human and emergency services, education, skill-building, housing, community organizing, and more. Centered in the Latino community, but open to all.

Refugee Women’s Alliance (RWA)

Provides services to help refugee and immigrant women and families thrive. Available in more than 50 languages and dialects, services are designed to foster stability and safety, facilitate transition to life in the US, increase language proficiency, and improve employability.

North Seattle College ESL (English as a Second Language) Program

6 levels of classes to improve your English language skills for your daily life and job

Literacy Source

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and conversation circles for non-native English speakers

Seattle Public Library Language Learning

Free classes, conversation circles and online resources for English language learners