Lending a helping hand.

APSA provides support services to more than 60 Afghan refugee families in the greater Seattle area.

Afghans of Puget Sound Alliance (APSA) works with recently arrived Afghan refugee families to put them on a path to thrive in their new home. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

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Latest News on the Afghan Adjustment Act

August 9, 2022

Congress introduced the Afghan Adjustment Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill, to establish a legal adjustment process for tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees currently in the United States who have been relocated from Afghanistan and resettled into local American communities.

Here are ways you can get involved: 

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APSA's Mina Le and Ismail Khan featured in Voice of America

As Afghans Try to Resettle in America, A Vietnamese Refugee Sees Parallels with Her Traumatic Past

Carolyn Pressuti, VOA News

May 24, 2022

Mina Le has a slight smile in the faded photograph. In it, she is 8 years old and has just landed in the United States with her parents and eight siblings. They arrived from Vietnam with nothing except the knowledge that they had escaped the war in their homeland...

 
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APSA featured in Seattle Times story about Afghan children enrolling in local schools

Afghan Refugee Children, Arriving in the Seattle Area After the Fall of Kabul, Start School

Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times
March 21, 2022

They lined up at the doors of Southern Heights Elementary in Burien, momentarily subdued as they waited for their first glimpse of American school. Awais, 9, in a sharp black blazer...