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.