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.


RISNW is hiring! A Program Manager position is open for our Department of Health funded project, targeting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. To learn more about the Program Manager position, click here.