The Seattle Slavic Association (SSA) is a recognized non-profit organization, the main purpose of which is to provide human support, social services and immigrant advocacy to the refugee immigrant community in the region. Thousands of individuals have been helped with social adjustments and cultural orientation. The benefits are tangible and long-lasting for our clients; a mixture of newcomers and long-time residents, enabling them to better integrate into American society and lifestyle as well as becoming more self-sufficient. Since 1994 SSA has served thousands of families and individuals providing timely services for their critical needs, and helping them to become more self-reliant and self-sufficient. Our volunteers play a big role in providing those services. We reach Ukrainians, Russian, Belorussian, Moldovian, Armenian, Jewish, Latvian, Estonian, and Azerbaijanian and other groups. SSA has staff and volunteers who speak Russian and Ukrainian languages.
The Seattle Slavic Association (SSA) was founded in 1994 by refugee community leaders out of desperate needs within the Russian/Ukrainian speaking community for culturally oriented services for refugee and immigrant community. As the Russian/Ukrainian speaking community grew bigger each year, starting from the first refugee’s families who arrived in 1989, the community was facing many challenges such as a language barrier, cultural differences, problems with social adoptions and economical insecurity. Throughout the years SSA has partnered with the following organizations: World Relief, Harvest Christian Center, Mennonite Central Committee, Refugee Women’s Alliance of King and Snohomish County, Alaska Airlines, Impact TV, and many others.
Our goal is to timely assist individuals and families of the refugee and immigrant community to access quality bilingual and culturally appropriate programs, information, advocacy and referrals to local resources, while assisting them to become more self-reliant and self-sufficient.
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