A KIAC client and their sibling worked for the US government in Afghanistan and had a long history of being in opposition to the Taliban. When the US withdrew from Afghanistan, our client and their sibling were able to get out. The spouse and children of our client’s sibling are still in Afghanistan, most likely in danger.KIAC and our client are applying for humanitarian parole for this family who was left behind.Continue reading ALL GIFTS MATCHED THROUGH KITSAP GREAT GIVE!
Several months ago, a young family in our local community was torn apart. ICE arrested one parent — the one providing the family’s sole source of income — and took them to NW ICE Processing Center in Tacoma. The other parent and their children were left at home, with immediate need and without financial options. In the face of uncertainty, this young family turned to KIAC for help.
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center is here for our immigrant neighbors in situations like this. From providing temporary rent assistance to connecting clients with resources in Kitsap and beyond, KIAC’s Family Services team is a trusted resource to immigrants within our community.Continue reading KIAC’S FAMILY SERVICES IN ACTION
Like you, we are heartbroken by the images of the destruction of Ukranian cities, the deaths of civilians, and the millions of people — mostly women and children (and often, their pets) — fleeing for their lives. We are inspired by Ukrainian courage and the leadership of President Zelenskyy. Along with the horror and cruelty, there are so many acts of generosity and love, as people around the world mobilize to help Ukraine.
This month’s quote from the book “Nonviolent Soldier of Islam” is by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, often referred to as Frontier Gandhi. Our mission at KIAC is to offer assistance to those from anywhere in the world who come to the United States seeking safety. This past month, we “sowed our seeds” in the following ways.Continue reading From the Desk of KIAC’s Executive Director