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IRC Transitioning to Remote Services During COVID-19

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Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, the IRC’s office in Elizabeth will be closed to protect the health of clients and staff as New Jersey continues to see an increasing number of Coronavirus cases. However, our staff will continue to work remotely and will maintain regular remote contact and appointments with the individuals and families we serve.

During regular business hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm), you can reach us at 908-290-5496 and a staff member will be available to assist you. If you have a specific inquiry related to one of the following program areas, you can also reach us at these numbers. Languages spoken by staff are listed; if clients need assistance in another language, a phone interpreter will be secured.

Resettlement

diana.mbgoni [at] rescue.org (Diana Mbogoni), Casework Supervisor (102): 908-627-2515 Swahili

dana.halwani [at] rescue.org (Dana Halwani), Senior Caseworker (105): 551-302-1900 Arabic

claire.oyulu [at] rescue.org (Claire Oyulu), Resettlement Caseworker (121): 862-754-5762 Swahili

jacob.wasserman [at] rescue.org (Jacob Wasserman), Housing and Logistics Specialist (123): 862-754-5773 Spanish

denver.governor [at] rescue.org (Denver Governor), Intensive Case Management Caseworker (104): 929-900-6913

 

Economic Empowerment (646) 300-0506

Veronicah.mwaniki [at] rescue.org (Veronicah Mwaniki), Economic Empowerment Supervisor (101): 201-468-0178 Swahili

shirley.simone [at] rescue.org (Shirley Simone), Employment Specialist (107): 908-409-3274 Cantonese

carolina.acevedo [at] rescue.org (Carolina Acevedo), Employment Specialist (120): 908-977-6422 Spanish

carl.phillips [at] rescue.org (Carl Phillips), Employment and Refugee Cash Assistance Specialist (117): 201-815-4077 Spanish

gehad.amir [at] rescue.org (Gehad Amir), Extended Services Caseworker (106): 908-248-2029 Arabic

omar.ahmed [at] rescue.org (Omar Ahmed), Financial Coach (118): 201-749-1673 Arabic

 

Education and Learning

jas.verem [at] rescue.org (Jas Verem), Education and Learning Supervisor (108): 406-640-8157

heather.fineberg [at] rescue.org (Heather Fineberg), Youth Program Coordinator (103): 908-249-0086 Spanish

claire.balani [at] rescue.org (Claire Balani), Adult Education Coordinator (124): 214-233-6836 Mandarin

olivia.stumpf [at] rescue.org (Olivia Stumpf), Job Training AmeriCorps Associate (130): 201-308-3247 Spanish

 

Immigration Legal Services (908-368-1975)

sheila.moreira [at] rescue.org (Sheila Moreira), Esq., Immigration Supervisor (109) Spanish

milagros.apolaya [at] rescue.org (Milagros Apolaya), Immigration Caseworker (116) Spanish

rocio.avila [at] rescue.org (Rocio Avila), Asylum Seeking Families Caseworker: 646-808-4038 Spanish

 

Administrative Staff

Avigail Ziv, Executive Director

alison.millan [at] rescue.org (Alison Millan), Deputy Director (115): 646, 250-8951 Spanish

julie.scesney [at] rescue.org (Julie Scesney), Administrative Assistant (100): 908-290-5496 Spanish

brittany.oneill [at] rescue.org (Brittany O’Neill), Development Director

milagros.cruz [at] rescue.org (Milagros Cruz), Community Relations Officer

kathryn.hoven [at] rescue.org (Kathryn Hoven), Development Coordinator

waiying.ma [at] rescue.org (Wai Ying Ma), Finance Manager