A group of Somalis who resettled in the US in 1990's came together in the year 1995 and started helping newly arrived refugees from Africa in culturally and language competent manner.  Their aim was to provide the help and the support that they wish they had when they first came to the US.  

​The organization was established under the name, Somali Immigrant Support Society in the year 1995, and was incorporated into non profit organization under IRS code 501©3 on September 18, 1996.  Community members, government and non government agencies supported in the process of incorporation.  On August 4, 1997, the name of the organization was changed to Somali Community Services of Seattle.  


AYAN MOHAMED

Ahmed Abdi

RUKIYA ELMI

Our Member 

I’m the Director of the Somali Community Services for twenty years working joined the Somali Community Services to advocate improving the life quality for refugees and immigrants by bringing community members together and strengthen the ties.  I can’t imagine what it’s like to be refugee and everyone should help one another 


Now Somali Community Services is operates many different programs such as elderly, afterschool tutoring for youth, ESL classes, citizenship classes and case management.  I’m proud sponsor of the outstanding young men’s basketball and soccer teams. I’m one of the founders of the Somali Community Services of Seattle since 1995 and our website http://www.somcss.net/.

We do a lot to improve life for communities in need!

President of the Fund

Volunteering

If you have able hands, we want your help. Whether it's serving food aid in a kitchen, painting walls of a newly repaired home, or collecting donations, we need you. And so do communities in need.

Recent Programs

We're continually working hard to improve communities throughout the state. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our project list.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to work for the success of refugees to undergo a smooth transitional process, and attain self-sustainable status in their new country.  We do that by focusing on community-based efforts including education, awareness, and safety. We want to make a difference.

Somali Community Services of Seattle 


Office hours 


Monday- Friday  9:AM-4:PM


Location 8810 Renton Ave South 

Seattle WA 98118

Tel: 206 760-1181

Cell:206 433-7074

Email somcss@yahoo.com

WWW.somcss.net 

​​The Somali Community Services of Seattle is a community based service organization. Our Mission is to work for the success of the refugees to undergo a smooth transitional process and attain a self-sustainable status in their new country.


Our Values

Social Equity
Our work with clients, funders and partners is in service of a fair, just and healthy society.


Multiculturalism
Our practice is shaped and strengthened by the perspectives and experiences of diverse communities.

Integrity
Our work is grounded toward impact to which we hold ourselves and our partners accountable.

Relevance
We develop and deliver experiences, content, and outcomes that are relevant and accessible to our clients.

Humor
We believe humor is healthy and creates connections that forward the work.

Learning
We bring both rigor and curiosity to all of our work.

Holistic
We take a broad approach to the issues presented, understanding and addressing how they might radiate throughout the organization.​


The organizational set-up consists of a Board of Directors, Executive Director and supporting staff.


Social Services ​

Referral service & outreach

Training programs

Translation and interpretation

Job search & employment referral

Family & Youth Programs

Youth & Sports

After school program

Parent education

Housing assistance to homeless families

Cultural & behavioral orientation

Counseling and case management

Senior Program (Education & Nutrition)

Open Internet Lab for the community

Drug and tobacco prevention program

Admin & Finance

Routine office work

Accounts & Bookkeeping

Public Relations

Fundraising & Grant-writing

Somali Community Services of Seattle 

LEE SAMPSON 

​HUSSAIN MAHAMAD

Sahra Farah