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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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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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Early childhood education vocational training graduation

Preschool Teacher Training

Last month, ReWA’s Kent classroom was host to a dozen students proudly displaying their diploma in Child Care Basics, the first step in a career in early childhood education. Florence held her diploma and smiled, proudly. “I have 40 years of experience teaching, but without credentials it was difficult to get a job.” ReWA program coordinator, Sara Cooley said, “Our…

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Prepare for Presidential primary March 10

Ready for the Presidential Primary?

Washington State starts voting for president in the Presidential Primary Election on March 10.   What is a primary election?  During this election, Washington residents choose their favorite Democratic or Republican candidate for president to help the political parties choose their nominee later this year. We will vote again on November 3rd in the general election to choose the president.  What is…

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