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The Welcoming Center

The Welcoming Center

For immigrants, refugees and new arrivals. Connect to the people and resources in the area you live.

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The Welcoming Center

For immigrants, refugees and new arrivals. Connect to the people and resources in the area you live.

KCLS 2020 Welcoming Center Logo BE_KT

Ask an Ambassador

Are you an immigrant, refugee or new to the community and need help finding resources? Connect with a Welcoming Ambassador, a friendly person who can help you find information and services.

  • Basic Services (food, clothing or housing resources)
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  • Health
  • Immigration and Legal Matters
  • Library Resources and Services
  • Social or Religious Connections

Complete this form to tell us what you need. We can reply in English, Chinese, Somali or Spanish.

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Tell us about your small business or personal financial need. We'll send you a customized list of resources and information.

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Do you live or own property in King County, outside of Seattle?

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Almost all public school students and some college students in King County are automatically signed up for a special student account.

Small Business Stories

We're sharing stories from immigrants, BIPOC, and women business owners. Learn how they have adapted during the pandemic.

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Need help with eBooks or finding information? We're now open for phone, email, and chat while libraries are closed. Contact us.
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