UCCW is a community-based, social service nonprofit organization. UCCW is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors that includes five men and two women from the Ukrainian community.
Since its establishment in 1998 the Ukrainian Community Center of Washington (UCCW) has been helping refugees and immigrants mostly from the former Soviet Union overcome language, cultural, educational and social barriers. Our purpose is not only to assist and educate the Slavic community but to provide them with a sense of unity and community well-being. The Center is one of the few organizations accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals to provide immigration services to immigrants. Depending on the clients need, services are provided in English, Ukrainian or Russian languages. The center has successfully provided the following services for 14 years:
- Acting as a liaison between refugees and service providers to bridge cultural differences.
- Assisting with the immigration process.
- Providing mental health/case management services.
- Providing community education on social services and related topics.
- Providing parenting education sessions.
- Providing support and activities for elderly.
- Providing activities for youth.
- Training refugee service providers in basic cultural differences.
Executive Director: Oleg Pynda
Address: 221 Hardie Ave NW, Renton, WA 98057