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Mercy Housing's new Gardner House in Mt. Baker neighborhood provides services in Allen Family Center

ReWA joins Mercy Housing complex

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is partnering with Mercy Housing to provide services in the Allen Family Center, located in Gardner House in Southeast Seattle’s Mt. Baker neighborhood. Together with Childcare Resources and Mary’s Place also onsite, ReWA will connect families living in the new Gardner House to community resources.  For more information visit Allen Family Center.   

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ESL teacher's finger pointing to mailed homework packet

ESL online: bridging the digital divide

ReWA’s ESL Coordinator, Yuliya Matyushkina, doesn’t usually make house-calls, but last week she did. Wearing a face mask and social distancing, she visited several adult English learners to help them learn to use a laptop for English classes. ReWA’s six classrooms in Seattle, Kent and SeaTac, reach over 200 students each year. English learners come from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Afghanistan,…

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Counseling for COVID-19 anxiety

“Mariam”* came to the US a few years ago, fleeing war in East Africa. She learned English, got her driving license, and found a clerical job. But persistent traumatic memories impacted her daily life. She lost several members of her family in the conflict, including her parents who were killed when a bomb fell on their home one morning just…

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Rachel Ewen, ReWA Elementary Instructor stands with bags of collected supplies for Elementary families preparing for difficult weeks ahead.

Covid Response: Feeding Families

Over the weekend, as Seattle area residents prepared for social distancing and remote schooling ReWA’s Elementary Program Coordinator, Rachel Ewen, sprang into action. She posted a request to Instagram and raised $260 from friends and family to create care packages for ReWA’s elementary program families. She and her friends filled bags with non-perishable food items, toiletries, first aid kits, school…

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ReWA's new expansion during February 2019 snows.

ReWA Staff Work Remotely (updated 7.15.20)

ReWA’s Early Learning Centers (Rainier Valley, Beacon Hill and Lake City) reopened July 1.  For updated information call: Rainier Valley (MLK) and Beacon Hill (206) 723-3304 Lake City: (206) 743-8559 Kent,  SeaTac and Rainier Valley (MLK) – limited opening by 8/1 and by appointment only. ESL classes: Teachers are using a distance learning, online video conferencing and phone calls to…

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