Adult Literacy & Access

How We Can Help

We can help you file for unemployment, update your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for an interview.

We offer citizenship application assistance. We can help you with your citizenship application and connect you to a free attorney if you need one. After you've become a citizen, we can help you to register to vote and give your information about your voting rights.

We are offering Beginner English, English for Citizenship, Citizenship/Computer Lab and computer lessons over the phone, tablet, or computer. If you need assistance finding low-cost devices, affordable internet connectivity, or help getting on Zoom, contact our Digital Navigators at 215-867-9732 (call/text) or [email protected].

ESL & Digital Literacy

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SEAMAAC supports immigrant and refugee adult learners and their families to achieve their educational goals. Programs include:

  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Citizenship Test Preparation classes
  • Digital Literacy classes
  • Computer Lab
Contact: at [email protected] or (267) 223-5236


SEAMAAC conducts case management services and workshops and resources for Philadelphia’s diverse immigrant/refugee communities.

  • SEAMAAC provdes health education around COVID-19 vaccines, public health guidelines, as well as physical and behavioral health topics.
  • Donation and Clothing Drives
  • Community Outreach Events
  • Naturalization Application assistance
Contact: Kahina Guenfound, Adult Literacy & Access Coordinator at [email protected] or 215-934-1632

Health Access

SEAMAAC engages immigrant and refugee community members around health care access and health insurance enrollment in Philadelphia. In addition to the specific services we provide to clients, SEAMAAC works with health partners in advocacy to improve language access and cultural sensitivity in health settings, particularly in medical systems. We provide the following services:

  • Health Insurance Enrollment
  • Our Outreach Workers provide support to apply for, understand and navigate health insurance, both public (Medicare and Medicaid) and private (Marketplace) systems. Our trained Navigators assist clients with ACA healthcare enrollment throughout the year, with added service and workshops during Open Enrollment.
  • SEAMAAC understands the importance of preventative screening, especially among low-income Asian immigrant and refugee women. Our Outreach Workers help clients set up and receive mammography and gynecological exams every year.
  • Advocacy to improve language access and cultural sensitivity in medical settings

Contact:[email protected]

Safe Families: Domestic Violence Services

SEAMAAC raises awareness and engages Asian immigrant and refugee community members around intimate partner and family violence. We work to increase safety, healing and healthy family dynamics. Our services address needs on the individual, interpersonal, community and policy level.

  • Our staff provide individual case management, resource navigation and safety planning for clients.
  • We provide outreach and workshops on healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics to educate and increase awareness in communities we work with.
  • SEAMAAC is also a member of the Shared Safety, an initiative from the mayor’s office to address domestic violence by bringing in government agencies and community-based agencies to the table. Our voice and presence in Shared Safety is in advocacy of needs and connecting resources specific to the immigrant and refugee communities
  • Dragonfly Media (a division of Healthsongs International) worked closely with the Health and social services team at SEAMAAC to create a 2D animated promotional video featuring a fictional story about an immigrant woman who survived intimate partner violence. This story was inspired by real stories told by Asian immigrants & refugees in Philadelphia. It’s interesting and meaningful that a female Vietnamese illustrator and a female Brazilian art director worked on this project with a great deal of passion emphasizing the importance of getting it right. The video is available on YouTube in English and in 9 different Asian languages – Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, Khmer, Nepali, Burmese, Hakha-Chin, Vietnamese, and Lao
Contact:[email protected] or(215) 467-0690

Roots of Happiness: Elders Health & Wellness Services

Roots of Happiness: Elders Health & Wellness Services: SEAMAAC creates a positive experience of aging for Asian immigrant and refugee elders by improving their mental health and emotional well-being. Services include:

  • Our Outreach Workers provide individual case management in connecting elders to public and private resources.
  • We hold weekly Elders’ Gathering at Bok building, an opportunity for Asian elders across multiple cultures in the community to socialize and interact with one another.
Contact: Donna Backues, Community and Family Wellness Coordinator at [email protected] or 215-602-0550