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Quezon City’s Migrants Resource Center: Solidarity in Diversity

Quezon City commits to open a Migrants Resource Center (MRC) to cater to the needs of vulnerable migrants, with a particular focus on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families.

Administered by the Public Employment Service Office's Migration Services Division, the MRC is a "One-Stop-Shop" to provide comprehensive support under one roof at the local level of government nearest to OFWs and their families. It offers a spectrum of gender-responsive programs and services, including awareness campaigns, seminars, migration-related events, capability building, skills training, community organising, and direct assistance like repatriation support, psycho-social counselling, and referrals to essential agencies.

Through awareness campaigns and seminars, it educates migrants about their rights, financial literacy, and cultural adaptation. It fosters community and mutual support through community organising while enhancing employability through skills training and capability building. The MRC plays a crucial role in providing essential direct services, offering distressed OFWs repatriation assistance, psycho-social counselling for emotional well-being, and connecting migrants with relevant government agencies.

By addressing the multifaceted needs of migrants, the MRC empowers this vulnerable sector, facilitating their successful integration into new environments and contributing to their overall well-being and resilience in the face of the challenges associated with migration.

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