Who We Are & What We Do

Integration Family Services (IFS) was founded at the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic as a grassroots effort by East African childcare providers, parents, and families to create a central network of health, housing, social services, education, and employment resources and trusted support for Somali communities. IFS serves as a regional hub that nurtures and supports individuals, children and families in historically underserved East African immigrant and refugee communities through culturally relevant and language- specific services and programs.

MISSION

THE MISSION OF IFS IS TO ENHANCE THE CAPABILITIES AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF MARGINALIZED IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES IN KING COUNTY TO ACHIEVE IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE AND REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL THROUGH ACCESS TO, AND ADVOCACY FOR, SERVICES AND RESOURCES THAT WILL KEEP THEM SAFE, HEALTHY AND ACTIVE WHILE PREVENTING FAMILY DISINTEGRATION.

VISION

TO BE AN INTEGRATIVE CENTER OF MULTICULTURAL EXCHANGE WHERE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FEEL A SENSE OF BELONGING AND ACTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY.

OUR FACULTY

WE OFFER LOVE, COMPASSION, AND UNDERSTANDING TO INDIVIDUALS FROM ALL COMMUNITIES. WE CONSISTENTLY EXHIBIT HONEST AND JUST ACTIONS THAT AFFIRM OUR PROMISES. 

Values

BELONGING:

WE FOSTER SECURITY AND TRUST BY BUILDING WELCOMING AND DIVERSE COMMUNITIES BASED ON RELATIONSHIPS OF RECIPROCITY.

IMAGINATION:

WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXTRAORDINARY CREATIVE PURSUITS THAT EXCEED THE STATUS QUO.

EMPATHY:

WE OFFER LOVE, COMPASSION, AND UNDERSTANDING TO INDIVIDUALS FROM ALL COMMUNITIES.

INTERGRITY:

WE CONSISTENTLY EXHIBIT HONEST AND JUST ACTIONS THAT AFFIRM OUR PROMISES.

Meet the Team

Nimao Dahir

Director
Email: nimao@ifswa.org

Cynthia Dampier

CFO & Program Manager
Email: cynthiad@ifswa.org

Seketha Larsson

Office Manager

Email: contact@ifswa.org