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We offer support and connection for refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers.

The word Baraka means “blessing” in a variety of languages. Baraka is a program of Salem Alliance Church that exists to BLESS our global neighbors by providing support & connection for refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers.

Women's English Classes

 Baraka is launching beginner English classes for women in February 2023. These classes provide a warm, relational environment for women to learn English and build community. Childcare is provided for kids from birth through age 5. Transportation is provided for anyone who needs it.

When: Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am–12:00 pm. Classes start Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Classes will follow the Salem/Keizer Public School's calendar.

Where: Salem Alliance Church (555 Gaines St. NE, Salem, OR 97301).
Cost: $25 curriculum fee. Students can pay the fee on the first day of class. A payment plan can be arranged for those who need it.
Contact: For questions or more information, contact our English Class Coordinator, Heather Wong (click here to email Heather or call 503-967-4217)
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BARAKA welcome tea

Welcome Tea & Open House

You’re invited to a Welcome Tea & Open House for Baraka English Classes!
- Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 am–11:30 am
- Salem Alliance Church: 555 Gaines St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 (Enter through the office doors on 5th St)
- Childcare will be provided.
- Contact Heather Wong if you need transportation to this event or if you have any questions. Click here to email Heather or call 503-967-4217. 

At this event, you will:
Meet teachers and staff, learn about the program, enjoy tea and refreshments, tour the teaching and childcare rooms, get help completing your English Class registration (if needed), and have an English skills assessment with a teacher.


Hi, I am Anya Holcomb, the Director of Baraka. I am here for any questions or information you may need. Reach out and I'd be happy to connect with you. Click below to email me or call me at (503) 908-5424.