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.
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.
Karen MacLeod has been the Ontario Works Liaison Caseworker since January 2019. She helps patients navigate social assistance benefits, and conveys information from Sanctuary to caseworkers. Karen spends half a day every week at Sanctuary.
Lori Butler is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist at Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre. She started working at Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre in June 2019 and currently provides counselling for patients one day a week.