Somali Community Leader Aideed (Helping Somali Elders Make a Special Video) Somali Community of Seattle, WA USA | SomTV-Seattle

Somali Community Leader Aideed (Helping Somali Elders Make a Special Video) Somali Community of Seattle, WA USA

Somali Community of Seattle, WA USA

History:
A group of Somali intellectuals, social workers, and elders realized the need to establish a community center to serve the demands of Seattleā€™s increasing Somali population as early as 1995. The founders put their resources together and started offering basic services. Government agencies and some non-profit organizations supported the emerging organization. SCSS started to employ an executive director and supporting staff to replace the part time volunteers. It was incorporated in 1997 as a community based non-profit organization.

Mission Statement:
The Somali Community Services of Seattle is a community based service organization. Our Mission is to work for the success of the refugees to undergo a smooth transitional process and attain a self-sustainable status in their new country.

The Organization:
The organizational set up consists of a Board of directors, Executive, and supporting staff.

Social Service:

Referral service & outreach
Training programs
Translation and interpretation
Job search & employment referral
Family & Youth Programs
Youth & Sports
After school program
Parent education
Housing assistance to homeless families
Cultural & behavioral orientation
Counseling and case management
Senior Program (Education & Nutrition)
Open Internet Lab for the community
Drug and tobacco prevention program
Admin & Finance
Routine office work
Accounts & Bookkeeping
Public Relations
Fundraising & grant writing

Address: 3320 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 760-1181, (206) 760-1115 Fax: (206) 760-1186
Email: somcss@yahoo.com

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