Every year, the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado (IRCNOCO) provides education, community navigation and advocacy services for several thousand of their members. In response to a growing crucial need, IRCNOCO expanded their assistance to include “Immigrant Holistic Health & Integration”.
As part of The Weld Trust’s mission to promote excellence in health and education in Weld County, a grant was provided to IRCNOCO to fund this vital program focused on holistic health. This program focuses on mental health interventions and suicide prevention through presentations, workshops, digital resources and annual health fairs. This grant helped IRCNOCO expand their suite of services, all of which are available to their clients to give them the resources to succeed in this community.
Maysaa is a refugee who lives in Weld County and utilized various services provided by IRCNOCO. Despite the trials and setbacks faced by so many from the pandemic, Maysaa persevered. Over the past year, she attended an English course with over 200 hours of instruction. With her husband working full-time, Maysaa balanced her class load while also taking care of her children. She enrolled them in the IRCNOCO’s Little Learner Program so they could work on their language and socialization skills while she worked on her English proficiency skills. Through Maysaa’s hard work and determination, she improved her English and then succeeded in securing a job with the IRCNOCO. She has even attained her driver’s license. Maysaa continues to be a role model for her family, the other members of IRCNOCO, and the Weld County community.