Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest is a refugee led, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural organization. Our mission is to empower refugees, immigrants and their families to become self-sufficient and healthy, contributing members of society.
Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest grassroots beginnings in 1977, started with serving newly arrived Southeast Asian refugees in Snohomish County. We have since grown to become a multi-service organization serving refugees and immigrants living in Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island Counties. Our core staff of 20 full-time and 137 on-call interpreters are fluent in 40 languages and dialects. We value partnerships, collaborations and services delivered by culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate staff who reflect the clients we serve.
We accomplish our mission by providing a comprehensive array of linguistically and culturally appropriate services, and advocate for equitable funding and services for limited English speaking refugees and immigrants.