A group of Somali intellectuals, social workers, and elders realized the need to establish a community center to serve the demands of Seattle’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.
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 organizational set up consists of a Board of directors, Executive, and supporting staff.
Referral service & outreach
Translation and interpretation
Job search & employment referral
Family & Youth Programs
Youth & Sports
After school program
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
Fundraising & grant writing
Address: 3320 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 760-1181, (206) 760-1115 Fax: (206) 760-1186