Beginning July 15, Open Doors for Multicultural Families began providing services at Together Center in Suite B-9 (off the courtyard in Building B).
The mission of Open Doors for Multicultural Families (Open Doors) is to ensure that diverse families who have family members with developmental disabilities and special health care needs have equal access to culturally and linguistically appropriate information, resources, and services. The agency promotes culturally competent services through community collaboration, training and partnerships.
At Together Center, Open Doors staff will support for new immigrant families who have family members with special needs. Families will receive help navigating social services and school systems using the languages of clients or with language interpretation, if needed. Open Doors will also provide Parent Support Groups that will be facilitated in clients’ own spoken languages. Currently, monthly groups are conducted in Chinese, Korean and Somali at Open Doors Kent office.
Open Doors Board Member Vivien Koo (pictured) noted, “We are very excited by the opportunity to expand our services to East King County, where there is such a high immigrant population and our programs are much needed. In addition, joining a campus of 20 health and human service agencies will help us quickly build partnerships and make a difference.”