Benefits & Resource Navigation

Building self-sufficiency and empowerment through bilingual education and skill building programs.

Our navigators help individuals and families learn how to independently access services and navigate complex systems that offer needed assistance like DSHS, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare and more. Our Community Connectors can help people determine if they are eligible for various public benefit programs (like SNAP) and then help them enroll in those programs if they are eligible.

  • Best Start for Kids – Youth & Family Homelessness Prevention
    This program is part of coordinated system of addressing homelessness throughout King County, working to resolve housing crisis before they result in a housing loss. …Read More
  • Community Connectors in the Food Bank
    The Community Connector program helps our food bank participants apply for public benefits and services that meet their needs including SNAP (Food stamps), utilities discount …Read More
  • Digital Navigators
    Digital Navigators is a month-long computer basics course aimed at teaching participants how to navigate the internet and use online tools such as email, word …Read More
  • ESL Classes
    Free in person English classes for beginners, levels 1 and 2 provided by Seattle Colleges. Participants must live in WA state and be 18 years …Read More
  • Eviction Prevention Program
    Our Eviction Prevention Program is aimed at helping households remain in their housing and prevent them from becoming homeless. We perform wrap-around case management and …Read More
  • Food Bank
    At El Centro de la Raza, we meet our community where the community needs us. Food insecurity is on the rise, especially for our elderly …Read More
  • Free Bilingual Legal Clinic
    On the second Wednesday of every month from January-November, El Centro de la Raza hosts Free Bilingual Legal Clinics at its historic building in Seattle …Read More
  • Government Benefits
    Our Government Benefits Navigators can assist you in applying for food assistance, health insurance, veterans benefits, unemployment applications, Social Security, affordable housing, energy assistance and …Read More
  • Health Equity Navigation
    This program aims to strengthen access to health services for low-income immigrants, refugees, and limited English-speaking families across the Puget Sound area. As a partner …Read More
  • Healthier Here Care Connect Navigator
    This program is to help connect with members of our community who have tested positive with Covid-19 and provide essential items which are crucial for …Read More
  • Labor Standards
    This program educates Spanish-speaking workers on local, state, and federal labor laws, including The City of Seattle Office of Labor Standards ordinances, minimum wage, wage …Read More
  • Pathfinders – Veterans Outreach
    The Veterans of Color Pathfinders Program at El Centro de la Raza provides outreach, advocacy, and service pathfinding to all veterans, with an emphasis on …Read More
  • Plaza Benefits Navigator
    Our Benefits Navigator can support our Plaza and El Patio residents with a variety of services including rental assistance, utility discount programs, job search assistance, …Read More
  • Senior Hub
    Addresses emotional, physical, social, intellectual needs through nutrition and health education, nutritious daily congregate meals, a weekly grocery bag from our food bank, guest speakers, …Read More
  • System Navigator
    Our navigators provide support to help families learn how to independently access services and navigate complex systems that offer needed services. These systems include but …Read More

“Our system navigators are an important lifeline to the community to educate people on the benefits they are eligible for, meeting basic needs, helping people read documents, and more.”

– Sylvia Rubio, Human Services Director