Immigrant Legal Defense Network

If you are in need of immigration legal services and cannot pay for them, call any one of these Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network organizations: Filipino Community of Seattle: (206) 280-8406; South Park Information and Resource Center: (206) 767-7445; West African Community Council: (206) 349-0892. To qualify for Legal Defense Network services, you must be an immigrant in detention, facing deportation, or in danger of losing your immigration status, be low-income and work in the city of Seattle or live in King County. Flyers available in Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Arabic, and Somali.

DACA Resources

Resources for DACA recipients plus information advocates can use to help support DACA. Provided by Welcoming America.

Know Your Rights

What to do if you’re approached by an ICE officer: Information cards in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and English. From United We Dream.

Information cards to state your rights to others. Cards make statements in English and other languages (see below). (From Advancing Justice Atlanta) Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Gujarati, KarenKhmer, Korean, Nepali, Urdu, Vietnamese 

Know Your Rights flyers: Spanish, Polish, Korean, Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Hindi, Haitian Creole  (From iAmerica)

Emergency Preparedness for Those At Risk of Deportation

Immigrant Defense Project Resource List
Power of attorney form, action plan during a raid, HIPPA form, plan for financial needs, and other resources including tips on how to avoid frauds and scams. Several of the materials are available in Spanish and English.

Fair Treatment Upon Arrival at the Airport

Airport Lawyer
Citizens of the seven previously banned countries are now permitted to enter the U.S. This resource provides volunteer lawyers to ensure that immigrants are treated fairly when they arrive. Fill out the form online when immediate help is needed at the airport. Currently available at 17 U.S. airports including Seatac.

East King County/Puget Sound Community Resources

Cultural Navigator Program
Information and assistance in English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Hindi, Bengali, and Urdu. Helping immigrants navigate systems and access services.

Eastside Legal Assistance Program
Legal assistance in multiple languages including English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Spanish, Russian, and more.

Peace in the Home Hotline 1-888-847-7205

24 hour domestic violence hotline with help in 14 languages: Amharic, Chinese, Japanese, Khmer, Lao, Russian, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrigna, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

English Language Learners Alliance
Lunch & conversation at Crossroads every Tuesday, 11:30 am. Coffee & conversation at Bellevue Square every Wednesday, 7:00 pm.
They also maintain a list of English classes across the Eastside.

King County Library System
Free Study Zone tutoring, ESL, Talk Time and citizenship classes. eBooks in Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Eastside Human Services Forum
A coalition  of human service providers, local elected officials, schools, businesses, and health care providers working to foster strong public and private partnerships to assure a stable network of health and human services for the benefit of all East King County residents.

Alliance of Eastside Agencies
An alliance of over 60 non-profit organizations and government agencies serving East King County, providing a unified voice for Eastside health and human service providers in order to protect and build healthy communities.

India Association of Western Washington
Provides a range of cultural, social, and educational services for the Indian community from youth to seniors.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.

Muslim Community Resource Center
Educates and increases awareness of resources and services available in our geographic area, connects people who need help with the appropriate resources, collaborates with existing organizations and sponsors the creation of resources that do not currently exist. Muslim Community Resource Guide is a resource geared toward the local Muslim community.

Advocacy and activism resources to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice through building power in immigrant communities, in collaboration with key allies.

Washington Community Action Network
Statewide grassroots community organization working to achieve racial, social, and economic justice.

Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition (NPARC)
NPARC is a coalition of non-profit organizations in King County committed to ending racism.

Cross Cultural Connections
Workshops in the Seattle area on topics such as understanding cultural competence and how to facilitate conversations about race.

Selected List of Resources for Providers Who Serve Immigrants


Multilingual Resource Guides
Resource Guides are available in six languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Russian. They can be downloaded directly from the resource guide page on the Eastside Human Services Forum website.

Know Your Rights
Helpful guide that explains what individuals should do if they encounter law enforcement or Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Community Perspectives Report
ERIC’s 2005 report on improving access to services and cultural competence for immigrants and refugees in our community.

Civil Rights Resource Guide
Information about your civil rights under Washington State, and Federal laws. Useful resources for where to turn with questions and concerns.


Intercultural Developmental Inventory
This assessment identifies intercultural competency skills and provides actionable guidelines for improving intercultural competence. ERIC has Qualified Administrators who are licensed to use the IDI. your organization is interested in learning more, please contact Debbie Lacy, ERIC Director.

Race Matters
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Includes many fact sheets and tools such as an organizational assessment and strategies for increasing staff and board diversity.

Identifying Institutional Racism
Tools to assist human service providers in identifying and eliminating institutional racism in their organization. (A project of the Seattle Human Services Coalition)