ORIA Basic Food Employment & Training

ORIA Program Manager:
 
McKenzie Nassiri

Washington state’s SNAP employment and training program is known as the Basic Food Employment and Training program. The ORIA BFET program offers the same services statewide as the general or mainstream BFET program with a focus on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate employment and training services to refugees and immigrants. ORIA works in partnership with the state’s BFET program to ensure that refugees and immigrants who have not naturalized (obtained U.S. citizenship) can access this available service.

Services

Are you interested in enrolling in ORIA BFET?

If you are already a Basic Food recipient, contact one of the service providers listed at the bottom of this page to enroll.

If you are a low-income resident who is not currently receiving Basic Food assistance, you are encouraged to apply for this benefit to increase your food security and start the process towards qualifying for BFET services. Applicants can use the "See if I Qualify" tool on Washington Connection to check eligibility and apply for benefits.

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Job Search Training
  • Basic Education (education in basic computer skills, literacy or math training, high school equivalency (formerly GED), English as a Second Language
  • Vocational Education
  • Case Management
  • Job Retention Services
  • Support Services

Eligibility

An individual is eligible to receive ORIA BFET services if they are:

  • 16 years or older.
  • A federal food recipient.
  • A refugee or immigrant.
  • Not a U.S. citizen.
  • Not receiving TANF or Refugee Cash Assistance.

Service Providers

DSHS Provider
County
Phone
Website
Asian Counseling and Referral Services
King
206-695-7600
Career Path Services
Benton, Franklin
509-734-5900
Partners in Careers
Clark
360-696-8417
Partner in Employment
King
206-429-3824
Refugee Federation Service Center
King
206-501-4121
Refugee Women’s Alliance
King
SeaTac: 253-859-6197
South Seattle: 206-957-2029
Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest
Snohomish
Everett Community College: 425-388-9307
Snohomish
Everett CSO: 425-339-4026
Snohomish
Alderwood CSO: 425-977-6404
Snohomish
WorkSource: 425-412-6884
Skagit
Mount Vernon: 360-429-2871
Whatcom
Bellingham: 360-714-4190
TRAC Associates
King
Kent: 253-856-8880
King
Seattle 206-443-9999
King
Tukwila: 206-574-0863
Pierce
253-472-1727
Snohomish
425-514-3358
World Relief (Spokane)
Spokane
509-484-9829