Success stories


"I will be feeling so happy with the jersey of Australia on me."

Arzhang Janipour, refugee from Iran


Providing quality services and support for vulnerable communities

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

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  • Asylum seekers get together at Eid feast

    Nothing brings people together like food. So, after 30 days of daylight fasting, the Eid al-Fitr holiday to celebrate the end of Ramadan is the ultimate unifying feast. SSI’s Community Kitchen Eid event brought together asylum seeker clients to enjoy delicious food while reflecting on the...

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  • Once denied education, Mahdia now relishes her school work

      Mahdia, 18, could not attend school in Iran because of social and financial barriers. But since she arrived in Australia with her mother and brothers, she has thrown herself into school work with vigour. “I really, really love going to school,” Mahdia said, “because I had so many barriers in the...

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  • People come together at Iftar Community Kitchen

      Each person asked about Ramadan is sure to describe its meaning in their own considered, subjective terms. Jawad Hussain described what Ramadan meant to him, as about 120 SSI Community Support Program (CSP) clients broke their daily fast at a Community Kitchen Iftar meal.  “Ramadan means to fast, but not...

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Every day our volunteers make a huge contribution to our services. Contact us about joining the program.

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Become a foster carer

Contact us if you are interested in providing a nurturing home for children in care and maintaining their cultural connections.