These are unprecedented times for IRCOM. We have shifted our service delivery model to continue to serve vulnerable refugee families during COVID-19. This includes a mix of remote and limited in-person programs and services.
In line with the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Together: Manitoba’s Phased Approach, and in compliance with all public health guidelines, as of June 26, 2020, IRCOM is expanding our in-person services for vulnerable clients, while retaining some remote services.
However, as a precautionary measure, IRCOM has suspended all in-person programming from September 4th until November 1st. We continue to follow all public health protocols. As our children and youth return to school, this is to reduce additional exposure.
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New Service Launch
IRCOM has launched two new services in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Essential Needs Services:
For IRCOM tenants (at present).
Food hampers and essential needs hampers (hygiene items, diapers, formula, etc.) are dropped off at the doorsteps of IRCOM tenants, for those facing income/food security challenges. Donations of food and other essential items are accepted, please call 204-943-8765.
Outreach Information Services:
For IRCOM tenants and registered IRCOM participants in the community.
Modified Needs Assessment are conducted by phone by a cross program team with needed languages. The team ensures that IRCOM tenants and participants are aware of COVID-19 information and updates, and they ask a series of questions about food security, income security, knowledge of new benefits and resources, and children’s needs and wellbeing. If necessary, tenants and participants are referred to IRCOM’s specialized services (e.g., case management, high-needs youth supports, access to benefits, crisis intervention) or to other community resources.