Community Education & Social Services

As part of our case management services, we work together with clients on self sufficiency planning to remove barriers preventing successful refugee resettlement. We build on assets while working together with our clients to address barriers through orientation, community education and social services. This program funded by the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (ORIA) targets recent Refugee arrivals as well as Asylees and Special Immigrant Visa holders in the US less than 5 years.

We also provide other services to the broader community which includes helping people sign up for health care.


We provide case management, information and referral to resources, such as energy assistance, phone services for low income, and low-income housing.

We offer workshops on emergency preparedness, financial literacy, health and safety, crime prevention, tenants’ rights, and other topics.

Youth Forum


We support the health and wellbeing of our community through special projects to promote community education and awareness. Our trained staff, WA Health Benefit Exchange Navigators, help individuals sign up for health coverage through the State of WA Health Care Exchange.

This program is open to US citizens as well as eligible refugees and immigrants and funded with grant funds through a partnership with the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancements.


Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest is the recipient of a grant from the WA State Department Health focused on COVID-19 Community Outreach, Education and Prevention. The grant targets Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Communities. Through this grant, we have funds for NHPI communities to create media project focused on COVID -19 community education and prevention.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the RFP.