We have all experienced negative impacts of this pandemic, in one form or another, but the amount of solidarity and prioritization of community care we’ve seen has left us in awe.
Even when we aren't able to help one another in the physical space, so many of us still find meaningful ways to look out for one another. We are grateful to be a part of such a strong community and to our supporters and donors who have stuck by us during this tough time.
Whether we've received monetary funds that help us provide housing assistance to those in need or face mask donations that help keep essential staff members stay safe — it has all helped tremendously.
Message from our Executive Director Kathleen Cloutier
As a supporter, your generosity and kindness has a huge impact. Here’s some of the work our organization has continued to be able to do during the pandemic:
Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Clients served: 222
- Phone/email consultations for new cases: 400+
Online Education Courses Sponsored by Amica Insurance
- We have 18 teachers conducting 30 classes remotely, and more than 300 students have transitioned to distance learning!
Refugee Resettlement and Case management
- Clients served: 181
- Emergency Housing: 46 families assisted
- Housing Assistance provided: $46,340 (newly arrived refugees, unaccompanied minors, and others in need)
- Food donations delivered: 50 families/individuals per week (Food donated by City of Providence and Brown University)
- Basic needs items delivered: 65 families/individuals
- Clients assisted by Community Health Workers: Approx. 30 families (over 100 individuals), including 57 check-ins
*Case Managers also went into each classroom back in March, right before the agency switched to virtual classes, to inform students about the virus and how to practice social distancing and community care (information was given in English, Spanish, Arabic and Swahili).