Our mission is centered around providing shelter, food, and community support to those who require it. As more asylum-seekers and refugees have come to our region, we have expanded our services to better serve our new neighbors.
We offer a variety of Migrant Support Services to assist migrants in need, including legal aid for immigration issues, translation services, and access to basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. Through this program, our church aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for migrants and to help them integrate into the local community. However, without funding for this initiative, meeting the growing demand is challenging.
Due to the high number of asylum-seekers we are currently assisting, our resources are stretched beyond capacity. Therefore, we are reaching out to our government, community leaders, non-profit partners, and generous donors for assistance.
Hundreds of asylum-seekers found Tukwila church, but who will help? - Seattle Times, September 29, 2023
A Tukwila church steps up where the federal government fails on migration - Seattle Times, October 8, 2023
Tukwila mayor declares state of emergency to get help for dozens of migrants living at local church - King5, October 8, 2023
Partnerships to help asylum seekers at Tukwila church take shape amid city's state of emergency - KUOW, October 10, 2023
Nowhere to lay their head: Hundreds of migrants making camp at Tukwila church - RealChange, November 2, 2023
Accepting Donations of Gently Used Items
As the winter months approach here in the PNW, our migrant and unhoused residents at the church get colder. If you have gently used winter coats, boots, blankets, and more that you would like to donate, please consider donating them to Riverton Park!
The Migrant Arrivals Support Coalition has been formed to assist asylum-seekers and migrants with basic needs services including housing, food, essential items, interpretation, health care, and more. If your agency wishes to join the cause, please complete the Migrant Arrivals Support Form by clicking the button below and completing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
No one can do this work alone. It's time we build an organized support network for migrants in Washington State.