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Refugee Health Advocacy Project

Case management and English language training for immigrant and refugee families

In 1993, CMCH received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‚ Office of Refugee Resettlement through the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services‚ Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance to implement a model program that was designed to assist refugee families in overcoming barriers to self-sufficiency that are caused by difficulties in accessing and appropriately utilizing the health and human service systems. Today, the Refugee Health Advocacy Project’s (RHAP’s) Case Managers (CMs) continue to work with clients to complete assessments and service plans and provide intensive case management to address the full spectrum of needs (e.g. child care, education, employment/ job training, food, health, housing, legal, transportation). RHAP has three CMs who work with Amharic-, Cambodian-, Russian- and Tigrigna-speaking clients and a Refugee Advocate who provides in-home citizenship and English language training to clients throughout King County.


Did you know...

During your pregnancy, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water, increase your calcium intake, limit fatty, salty and sweet foods. Exercise, get plenty of rest and attend childbirth classes with a partner, a family member or friend. Look for a doula to assist you during the birth.