Asmaa is our in-house CMHA Social Worker at Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre. She provides trauma-informed counselling in the local refugee and Canadian newcomer populations. Fluent in several languages, she provides mental health services that are essential in resettlement and in fostering resiliency.
Omaima is a Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre settlement worker at SRHC. She assists newcomers in settling into their communities and schools by providing direct, front-line services of support, information, referrals, advocacy, and orientation for individuals and families.
Sharon joined SRHC in 2017 as a Care Coordinator with the Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN). She meets with patients if they require home health care, and makes referrals to other health care resources. She enjoys working with the Sanctuary staff to help the patients access the Ontario health care system.
Marta Worku has worked at Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre through the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre since 2018. She assists newcomers to Canada by providing information about important documents – from basic financial assistance to complex citizenship/sponsorship processes. She also links refugees with useful community services and assistance to help them develop plans that will make them successful in their new life and home.
Jessica works for the Region of Waterloo as an Ontario Works Caseworker and she has been working out of SRHC on Monday afternoons since May 2018. Jessica is currently the primary contact between SRHC and Ontario Works, and helps patients and staff with any questions they have regarding Ontario Works financial assistance or benefits.