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    Supporting asylum seekers to join communities

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  • Settlement

    Settlement - the first step towards a new life

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    Support refugees and asylum seekers to gain independence 

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  • Ability Links NSW

    Ability Links NSW - A new way for people with disability

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Ignite business start-ups

Ignite small business start-ups is supported by business people who lend their expertise to new entrepreneurs from refugee backgrounds. Learn more:

Settlement support

Humanitarian Settlement Services provide essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian visa entrants to help them settle in Australia. Learn more:

Asylum seeker support

SSI provides support to about 5,000 people seeking asylum in NSW. This includes case management, accommodation assistance and support to join communities. Learn more:

Ability Links NSW

SSI Linkers support people with disability, their families and carers to plan for their future, build on their strengths, and develop networks in their communities. Learn more:

Become a foster carer

Contact SSI if you are interested in providing a nurturing home for children in care and maintaining their cultural connections. Learn more:

Volunteer with us

Every day our volunteers make a huge contribution to support services for recently arrived refugees and asylum seekers. Considered volunteering? Learn more:

SSI News Blog

Sydney Writer's Festival My Story

As part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2015 My Story project, SSI has organised a series of workshops to support the voices of young people from refugee backgrounds.

My Story aims to document the changing face of children in Greater Western Sydney, one of Sydney’s biggest and most diverse regions. Sydney Writers’ Festival is looking for stories about the everyday lives of children aged 5 to 18.

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Success stories

Hameed's Story


My name is Hameed Cina. My life in Australia today is the life of a normal citizen, ordinary by any standard. I’m married, I have two young daughters and I have a good job that I love. I also volunteer a lot of my free time for my community. But the way in which I arrived at this point in my life was definitely not ordinary.

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Quality services and support

Settlement Services International is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlement, housing, asylum seeker assistance, foster caredisability support and employment services in NSW.

SSI is also the state-wide umbrella organisation for 11 Migrant Resource Centres and Multicultural Services across NSW.

Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.