System Navigator

System Navigator

System Navigators provide one-on-one navigation support to families to access their needs and help them work their way through the appropriate system.

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 are not limited to city and county services, education, employment, federal and state social services, health, immigration, law enforcement and emergency response systems. This support includes information about the responsibilities of families within systems and the programs’ purpose and function.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Seattle resident
  • Family with children or youth under 24
  • Low income

Program Managers

Daniela Lizarraga, Navigator Supervisor

Daniela is originally from El Paso, Texas and began working at El Centro de la Raza in 2019. She is passionate about serving underestimated communities and advocating for their potential. When not working, she enjoys walking, dancing, traveling, and cooking.

Katie Yuen, Systems Navigator

Katie moved to Washington 10 years ago and worked at the Seattle Chinese Garden before joining El Centro de la Raza in 2017. She speaks Cantonese and Mandarin and works closely with clients to identify possible ways to lower their living cost in Seattle. In her free time she enjoys cooking and swimming.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I know if I need system navigation services?

If your family has difficulties in finding resources or needs help to adapt living in Seattle, please feel free to contact us.

How can I know if I am eligible for public assistance?

Different programs vary in eligibility requirements, please contact Daniela or Katie to find out what programs you qualify for.

I am living in King County, not in Seattle. Can I apply for assistance?

This program is mainly focused on Seattle residents with children or youth under 24. We have navigators in other programs to serve King County residents.


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