The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN)
The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) is a multi-lingual, multicultural coalition and network of over 400 immigrant leaders, allies, and immigrant-serving organizations, that supports and builds power for immigrants and refugees across Washington State through direct services, education, organizing, policy advocacy, and funding.
As the largest immigrant-led coalition in Washington State, WAISN is a powerful network of immigrant and refugee rights organizations and individuals spread across 27 counties. We provide support, capacity, and resources to empower organizations to build their strength and unite as a single, statewide voice for immigrant justice. As a queer and trans immigrant-led nonprofit, WAISN is committed to dismantling oppressive systems and creating a world where all immigrants can thrive.
WAISN’s mission is to protect and advance the power of immigrant and refugee communities through a multiracial, multi-gender, multi-generation, multilingual, and multi-faith coalition. Our organizing strategy educates and mobilizes statewide to uphold and defend the rights and dignity of all immigrants and refugees, centering the voices of impacted communities.
The WAISN Resource Finder
The WAISN Resource Finder, a community-driven database of vetted resources for immigrant and refugee communities in Washington State, goes beyond simply listing available services. It bridges the gap between resource providers and community members by educating providers on cultural sensitivities, language needs, and the specific requirements of undocumented individuals.
Unlike other resource databases in the state, the WAISN Resource Finder actively vets resources to ensure their accessibility to undocumented immigrants, providing detailed information about ID requirements, language support, and potential limitations based on immigration status. This approach fosters trust within the community, knowing that the listed resources are tailored to their needs and accessible regardless of their immigration status.
The Resource Finder serves as an invaluable tool for the WAISN Deportation Defense hotline, the largest and only hotline dedicated to assisting immigrants in Washington State, and is widely utilized by community organizations across the state to connect their immigrant and refugee clients with the resources they need.
While the Resource Finder is community-driven and constantly updated, it remains a work in progress, reflecting the imperfect nature of resource availability. Nevertheless, it stands as a comprehensive and accessible platform, specifically designed to empower immigrant and refugee communities in Washington State.
The WAISN Deportation Defense Hotline
The WAISN Deportation Defense Hotline (1-844-724-3737) serves as a critical resource for our network, providing accurate and vetted information on immigration enforcement and serving as our "ear on the ground," where we gain valuable insights into the needs of our communities. Our Hotline is supported by a Rapid Response infrastructure in over 26 urban and rural counties, which consists of volunteers ready to respond to immigration activity, requests for deportation defense, and post-release support.
Whether you require assistance with immigration matters, need help accessing essential services, or have questions about available resources, our Hotline is committed to providing you with the support you need. Our dedicated bilingual operators are available to guide you in your preferred language, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We encourage you to reach out and connect with us.
Join us in making a lasting impact on the lives of immigrants and refugees in Washington State by supporting WAISN and the Resource Finder. Your generous contribution will directly enable us to provide critical resources and a unified voice for immigrant justice.
Corrections and New Resources
Your feedback is important in ensuring the accuracy and relevance of the Resource Finder. If you encounter any outdated information, notice a typo, or have any other suggestions for improvement, please don't hesitate to let us know. Simply click the red flag icon located next to each resource entry to submit your feedback.
If you know of a valuable resource that is not yet listed in our database, we encourage you to share it with us. Simply click the "Suggest a Resource" tab at the top of the page and provide us with the relevant details. Our team will review your suggestion and consider adding it to the Resource Finder.
Thank you for helping us expand our network of resources and better serve the needs of our immigrant and refugee communities!
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If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to get involved, feel free to reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to report immigration activity, please call the Deportation Defense Hotline at 1-844-724-3737, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.