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Refugee Women’s Alliance

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a multi-ethnic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities throughout King and Snohomish Counties. ReWA, formerly known as Southeast Asian Women’s Alliance (SEWA), was founded in 1985 by a group of successfully resettled women who sought to provide newly arrived women with services not available from other agencies.

Today, ReWA operates from 10 sites in King and Snohomish Counties, and is comprised of 140 staff members with the capability of speaking 37 different languages and dialects. Many of their staff are refugees or immigrants. They work together to deliver bilingual and bicultural services to help their clients gain English and job-related skills, find employment, maintain stability, and eventually thrive in their adoptive country.

Cumulative Grants: $220,000
SVP Funded: 2004-2009
Lead Partner: Donna Lou (LinkedIn)