In fact, our story IS the work. 


OUR story is as important

as the work that we do.

---Founded by refugees---   

from the very community that we

serve, everything that ACHD does

centers around understanding, respecting and celebrating our unique, African cultural traditions. 

ACHD is an all-encompassing, multi-faceted, problem-solving, community-enhancing organization, dedicated to helping African immigrants and refugees in King County, Washington THRIVE.

We have decades of experience between us, learning how to make government programs and systems work in our favor. We created ACHD to build upon our hard-earned, shared knowledge and resources, so that others wouldn't have to walk as far as we did to get to where we want to be. Our ultimate goal is to build partnerships with likeminded organizations from the larger community who can be allies and help us grow, so that we can get to a place of prosperity and opportunity

We consider ourselves to be a sort of systems linkage between our clients and the Western-based, historically white-centered systems that weren't designed with their needs in mind. Because we, ourselves, come from within the diaspora, we are able to anticipate our clients' needs by simply looking around and engaging with our own community. This enables us to provide immediate support AND to plan for our collective futures. 


We partner with local government

   agencies, other nonprofits and experts

    in their fields for funding, execution of our 

     programs and referrals. Should our comm-

    unity members require outside assistance,

  we remain by their sides, providing

culturally-relevant case management in

partnership with whichever outside

agencies are able to provide the

help that they need.

Everything that we do centers around our

community. Some of our programs derive from

direct requests that our community makes of us and

we discuss each new program that we create with

our community before we launch them, building

their feedback into every aspect of

how our programs are run.

Our Community

benefitting from being

at the center

Our expertise stems from both our

extensive experience working with other 

 agencies AND the vast knowledge that      

we have about our community's needs.      

This enables us to be forward-thinking          

and to create new programs as we notice  

 a need within the community, before that

   need becomes too great. It also enables  us to find the best local agencies

to partner with.

All of our programs include:

community cafes - where we gather multi-generational

wisdom from the community and ask for feedback

about our work, tailoring our programs to fit the needs, wishes and goals of all of our community members

educational workshops - open to the public, but

built specifically for our clients who are already

participating in or enrolled in our programs

one-on-one case management

To learn about our programs, click here.

16256 Military Rd S Suite 206, SeaTac, WA 98188  |   206-257-1166

African Community Housing and Development

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