Seattle Seafarers Center

A nonprofit organization

$6,990 raised by 23 donors

100% complete

$6,000 Goal

The Seattle Seafarers Center plays a vital role in caring for international seafarers visiting Puget Sound. Seafarers often go unnoticed, and our goal is to help crews know they are seen and cared for. We strive to welcome all seafarers we meet, elevate their dignity, provide them practical services, and improve mental health at sea. 

Seafarers work long hours in rough and isolating conditions, and are at a high risk for burnout, depression, anxiety, and suicide. Our trained ship visitors and chaplains offer a listening ear to seafarers, connect them with mental health resources, advocate for their rights, and provide communication tools so they can stay in contact with family and friends back home. We also transport crew to the city, so they can spend much-needed time off their ship sightseeing or shopping for personal necessities.

This year for our GiveBIG 2024 campaign, the Seattle Seafarers Center invites you to make a financial donation to support our ship visiting program. Your gift makes it possible for our staff and volunteers to visit 500 cargo ships each year in the ports of Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma, providing practical and spiritual care to over 12,000 crewmembers. 

Thanks to a generous donor, the first $3,000 in gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar. And if your employer has a matching program, your donation could be tripled!


Our Partners

The Seattle Seafarers Center is an ecumenical partnership between the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, and the Northwest Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The Center is also part of a global ministry encompassing over 100 international centers and is affiliated with two international seafarer ministries: the Anglican Communion's Mission to Seafarers and the Roman Catholic’s Stella Maris. The Center is also affiliated with the North American Maritime Ministry Association.

Partnering with Discovery Health, over 6,000 seafarers received free, onboard vaccinations during the pandemic.

We are grateful to all our dedicated partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers for making this vital mission possible. Thank you all!

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Organization Data


Organization name

Seattle Seafarers Center

other names

The Mission for Seafarers - Seattle

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Human Services


Asian & Pacific Islander


1011 SW Klickitat Way
Seattle, WA 98134

Service areas

Seattle, WA, US

Everett, WA, US

Tacoma, WA, US



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