United Seamen's Service - Global Impact

United Seamen’s Service

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Provides overseas health/welfare services to the American Merchant Marine, seafarers of allied nations, US Govt, military & civilian personnel & persons engaged in maritime industry.




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Children International tutoring
When considering the major global challenges facing us today – climate change, hunger, poverty, etc. – the best way to create a brighter future is to invest in children and education. The solutions to these crises could all lie in the minds of today’s youth. Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our country experienced the many hardships that families face when kids are kept out of schools. For many low- and middle- income countries, that experience is nothing new. For their families, sending daughters to school could mean that they have no drinking water. Sometimes sending children to school…

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Money Exchange Services at USS Yokohama, Japan
Each one of our USS centers is a “home away from home” to seafarers across the globe. United Seamen’s Service meets the needs of seafarers through its six port community centers worldwide. These centers provide programs specially tailored to create a safe haven for seafarers. Here, off-duty seafarers can relax and attend to their many concrete personal needs. In addition, the USS center director acts as an advisor, providing supportive counseling, information and referrals to the seafarer in crisis. Outreach is also offered through programs such as ship, hospital, and detention visiting. Center hospitality is not limited solely to seafarers. The portside community, U.S. government and military personnel, and their families are welcome. Through this all-encompassing approach, USS addresses the concerns of the entire port community and reinforces the dignity and value of seafarers throughout the world. Each center serves as a key element in the USS mission – promoting…