If you live in Victoria, find out how you can become a Volunteer Tutor, Mentor or Settlement Volunteer and assist migrants and refugees to settle into your local community
ind out about the unique traumatic experiences that impact on children and families from a refugee background.
The Brotherhood offers practical support for people settling in Australiia including counselling, child and parent support, playgroups, breakfast and homework clubs, and groups for young people and families to minimise social isolation and improve mental wellbeing.
The Red Cross helps asylum seekers access medical, housing and other essential services. Red Cross Hubs are located in every capital city across Australia and offer a welcoming space for community, and a place where asylum seekers can get support, information and connections to people and services.
Jesuit Social Services works with new and emerging communities to enhance social interaction, build capacity and foster a sense of belonging. They have programs in Melbourne, Sydney and Central Australia.
Sydney Multicultural Community Services is a non profit organisation committed to the direct relief of suffering among people who, because of barriers such as poverty, isolation and disability are not able to enjoy the advantages of this society. Information on their website includes brochures in various community languages as well as information on English classes, counselling and other services.
The mission of the Jesuit Refugee Service is to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Their website features many refugee stories, giving valuable incites into their histories and helping us to understand the many challenges they face. There is also information on how to become involved in the work of JRS in the community and abroad.