Livelihood Support Program

Our Community Service Centre provides social and livelihood support. Refugees and asylum seekers in need of assistance and registered with MSRI can attend Open Day (every Friday) and consult our social workers. Cases are then carefully discussed the next week, taking into account factors such as immediacy of need and vulnerability, and material support ( money, food vouchers, etc.) is distributed if case workers decide assistance is warranted. Case workers can also suggest job postings, housing options, and make referrals to our legal case officer.

In addition, the Community Centre hosts a weekly discount bazaar, a refugee wishlist for furniture and supplies, and a Support-A-Family program to connect refugee families with private donors.