Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center joins families in creating strong and healthy communities. We offer support and advocacy for families of all backgrounds, including those of Cambodian, Iraqi, Latino, Pacific Islander, and Somali descent. We also have a wide variety of classes and programs available in languages other than English.
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Parent-Child Home Program
The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is a research-based early literacy and school readiness program for hard-to-reach families. The program focuses on 2- to 4-year-olds and their parents. Specially-trained visitors come to the home twice weekly over a two-year period with books and educational toys that the families keep. Using these materials, the visitors team with the parents in exercises to stimulate the development of their young children and empower parents as their children’s first teachers. Check out this video that showcases our Parent-Child Home Program.
Languages: Arabic, English, Samoan, Somali, and Spanish
Eligibility: Living in southwest Seattle, White Center, and the Burien area
Dates: Enrollment occurs during late summer and early fall
For more information, call Annie Soustek at (206) 937-7680.
Family Advocacy Program
Community advocates in the Family Center work one-on-one with immigrant and refugee families to help them navigate complex and unfamiliar systems including medical, legal, immigration, and school systems. Whether it’s assisting a family on their first trip to the doctor’s office or helping them find their first home in the United States, SWFYS is here to help.
Languages: Arabic, Cambodian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, and English
For more information and to speak with a Family Advocate, call (206) 937-7680.
Classes for families raising children ages 0-18 are scheduled throughout the year. Classes range in length from four to ten weeks and meet one or two times per week. Free childcare and refreshments are provided for all parenting classes. Many of our parenting classes fulfill court ordered parent training.
Languages: English, Spanish, other languages (when possible)
Cost: Free or very low cost, scholarships are available
Check the SWYFS calendar or call us at (206) 937-7680.
Immigrant and Refugee Sewing Group
This group is focused on helping participants develop their English skills while working on a sewing project of their choice. Participants from all walks of life gain practical skills while expanding their social networks.