Vietnamese Friendship Association

VFA advances equity in education, fosters civic engagement, and advocates for Vietnamese and other refugee and immigrant communities.

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Address:3829B South Edmunds Street Box 9
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone Number:206-760-1573
Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) was formed in 1978 to respond to short-term resettlement needs facing Vietnamese refugees in Seattle. We provided referrals, housing, ESL classes, job placement, and interpretation and translation services, among other activities.

In 2004, VFA refocused primarily on ensuring Vietnamese school-age children and youth receive quality education to succeed in life by operating an afterschool program.

In 2013, we expanded our mission to include other refugee and immigrant communities and began a four-year transformative shift to a holistic programming model by integrating and coordinating school and community-based resources in order to meet the ever-evolving needs of the communities we serve. We accomplished this by helping our community partners develop awareness of cultural sensitivity through modeling behavior and language working with refugee and immigrant communities.