Reception House Waterloo Region
Service: Resettlement Assistance Program
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|Record #: CND1695||Last Modified: 21 May 2020||Last Full Update: 21 May 2020|
|Alternate Name||CV19 ; GARs ; GAR's ; Government Assisted Refugees ; RAF|
|Areas Served||Waterloo Region|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||Reception House Waterloo Region is a community-based organization that provides a warm welcome to government-assisted refugees (GARs) through a number of programs and services designed to make their new life in Canada a success.
These programs and services assist refugees throughout their settlement and integration process, allowing them to lead healthy and productive lives in their new community.
Reception House provides:
Temporary accommodation to government-assisted refugees arriving in Waterloo Region.
Orientation, Life Skills support and other initial settlement programs/services as required by government-assisted refugees.
Referrals to essential community services/programs.
Supports the integration of government-assisted refugee individuals and families into all aspects of community life after arrival.
Assist, where and when possible, other refugees when assistance and services are not available from existing community groups or organizations.
Educates the community about the needs and issues faced by refugees, and about the contribution they make to the community.
Acts as a resource for Privately Sponsored Refugees and Sponsorship Agreement Holders as requested.
|Hours||9 am-4:30 pm, or other upon request|
|Application||Please contact for more information|
|Languages||English ; French ; Amharic ; Arabic ; Burmese ; Farsi ; Somali ; Ukrainian|
|Fees||Please contact for more information|
|Service Categories||Newcomer Settlement Services ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Refugees ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Syrian Community ; Resettlement Assistance Program|
|Primary Contact||Phone: 519-743-0445 ext 11; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Address and Location Information|
|Public Comments||COVID-19 Update: Remotely serving government-assisted refugees|
|Site Location||Administrative Office - 675 Queen St. South,Suite 201 Temporary Accomodation site: 101 David St.|
|Located In Community||Kitchener|
|Address & Map||
675 Queen St S, Suite 201
Kitchener, ON N2M 1A1
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|Intersection||Queen St. S and Highland Rd.|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible - Administrative Office fully Accessible ; Partially Accessible - Temporary Accommodation site partially accessible|