The West African Community Council (WACC) partners with the City of Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to provide outreach, education and technical assistance to Seattle’s workers about their rights under Seattle’s Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, Paid Sick and Safe Time, and Fair Chance Employment, Secure Scheduling Ordinances, as well as the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative.
For successful implementation of Seattle’s labor standards, workers must understand their rights and businesses must fulfill their obligations. While all workers are at risk for workplace violations, data shows that low-wage workers experience the highest rates of workplace violations. Demographic populations most likely to occupy low-wage jobs and experience workplace violations include female workers, workers of color, immigrant and refugee workers, LGBTQ workers, workers with disabilities, and youth workers
West African Family Support
The WAFS program will provide bilingual and bicultural parenting/caregiver education and support services to low-income, West African, LEP immigrant individuals with kids. The program will offer monthly support groups, parenting and caregiver workshops inmultiples languages and West African dialects, and case management services to reduce sources of stress in the lives of families, support responsive relationship, strengthen protective factors and core life skills, and promote early childhood health anddevelopment.
Parent & Caregiver
We offer Parenting the Positive Discipline Way courses to help parents and community members to acquire the tools and provide skill building for parenting and interpersonal relationships.
Provide opportunities for parents and caregivers to come together and reduce social isolation, build community, increase social support and share their challenges and successes in raising culturally diverse children.
Our Masters’ level Social Worker (MSW) in staff works with families to provide individualized case management based on their needs.
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From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
6322 44th Ave S Seattle, WA 98118