WOMEN'S REFUGEE CARE
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Our COVID-19 Response
If you need assistance or have supplies you would like to donate, please contact us below.
(401) 808 -- 2303
We have stepped up and supported our community by collecting cleaning supplies, toiletries, ready-to-use meals with MeWe products, menstruation products, face masks, diapers, food, and many other necessary items via donations and delivering them personally with the help of our volunteers to our refugee families to reduce the risk of them falling ill to the virus. Our COVID-19 Emergency Fund increased our basic needs outreach, cash assistance for rent supplies or bills, and directly put harm reduction materials into the hands of our refugee families, who are unfortunately vulnerable during this time. We even had the opportunity to successfully resettle a refugee family into Central Falls both quickly and safely with sufficient clothing and necessities amidst the height of uncertainty during the pandemic in March.
Other innovative supports we provide include our weekly virtual therapy group for women with PTSD led by our therapist, rapid coordination of ambulance transport to the hospital in case of emergencies, and arrangement of medical appointments by phone/email with language translation as necessary. WRC has been a constant support system for our community members by providing health education and regular updates via our Whatsapp group. As a result of all these, we also recently received recognition from the State of Rhode Island General Treasurer, Seth Magaziner, for our extraordinary efforts to help Rhode Islanders during the COVID-19 Crisis.
We are helping people practice social distancing, follow hygiene rules to stay home to avoid the spread of the virus, get tested for COVID-19, and continuously track those who have tested positive.
We have made and will continue to make many efforts to positively impact our refugee families’ well-being and find innovative solutions to the novel issues the pandemic has brought to our society.
A New Life: An African Celebration
Although we planned for a joyful celebration of Congolese culture, food, music, and dancing, we, unfortunately, had to postpone our Second Annual Gala event until 2021 due to the current COVID-19 situation.
We will provide more details once we have them finalized at a later date. We hope to see you next year!
If you would like to support Women's Refugee Care and the families we serve in the meantime, please feel free to contact us to see how you can help or make a donation using the yellow PayPal button above. See 'Get Involved' to learn more.