Our Impact

World Relief Seattle envisions refugees and immigrants transformed economically, socially, and spiritually. The impact of our work is the result of the hard work of World Relief staff and volunteers, the generosity and prayers of local supporters, and the resilience and strength of the refugees and immigrants with whom we work.

World Relief Seattle values metrics that represent the success of the people we serve and who participate in our programs. As refugees seek financial & cultural self-sufficiency, we assist them with finding stable housing, making friendship connections, learning English, and securing good jobs.

Sustainable Housing

Housing is a strong measure of household stability and an indicator of likely success. A refugee family's housing is sustainable if, at 6 months after arrival to America, they can afford to pay rent for the forseeable future.

Volunteer Contact

Refugee's connection to a one-on-one volunteer indicates the establishment of supportive friendships. We measure the percentage of refugee households who have been connected to a committed volunteer within 6 months of living in America.

English Development

The ability to speak English is one of the most fundamental skills for getting and keeping a job. We measure the percentage of refugees who have made gains in reading, writing, listening, and speaking English within 6 weeks on our English programs.


Sustainable employment is an important indicator of a family's ability to be financially self-sufficient. We measure the percentage of households that have held a job for at least 3 months.