November 1987 - The SEACM office opens with funding and support from 10 churches with the purpose of providing support for refugees from Southeast Asian countries.
1988 - 1994 - The participating churches provided sewing classes, English classes, swimming instruction for children, cooking classes, Bible study, citizenship classes, help with green card applications and help enrolling children in school. SEACM worked with the community organizations such as the Redding Police Department, Chico Police Department, school districts, Welfare Department, hospitals, DMV, GAIN office, Health Department and service clubs (Kiwanis, rotary, SIRS, etc). Support was also provided by Church World Service. A yearly Southeast Asian Awareness Conference was heald yearly.
1994 - Present - The focus of the ministsry shifts as refugee camps are closed and there is no more reunification. More Latino families arrive in the Redding area. SEACM works primarily with immigrants from a growing number of countries.