Refugee & Immigrant Services NW

Funding Source: Superintendent's Discretionary

Description: This program supports recently arrived Afghani families settling in South Snohomish County in accessing and implementing resources such as housing, food, preventive healthcare services, and enrollment of children in Head Start and Edmonds School District schools. An Afghani Community Navigator will be a settled Afghani individual who will support individuals and families in navigating the complex processes of gaining and using benefits and assisting them in selecting and utilizing primary medical, dental, and behavioral health homes as needed, identifying markets where they can utilize their benefits to purchase culturally appropriate food items, providing 1:1 and group mentorship and support, and assuring that school-age children are enrolled in appropriate academic settings.