Success stories


“We also support women to get their driver’s licences which they couldn’t...”

Hameed Cina, refugee from Afghanistan


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. SSI is the largest not-for-profit humanitarian settlement organisation in Australia. 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 to reach their potential.

Business start-ups

Ignite small business start-ups is supported by business people who lend their expertise to new entrepreneurs. Contact us to learn more.

  • SSI a finalist in the Human Rights Awards

    The Australian Human Rights Commission has named SSI as a finalist in the Human Rights Awards 2014 Community Award. SSI is one of four finalists in the Community Award – Organisation, which is awarded to a not-for-profit community-based organisation with a track record in promoting and advancing human...

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  • From refugees to entrepreneurs

      Small business entrepreneurs of refugee background were celebrated on Monday November 17 at the launch event of Ignite Small Business Start-ups (Ignite) in Sydney. Attended by almost 100 people, the event featured catering, photography, and film by some of the entrepreneurs supported by the...

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  • "Growing up was very complicated"

      Sarah Yahya, 19, was born hearing impaired in Iraq in 1995, to a Mandaean family that lived in fear for their safety. The Mandaean ethnic-religious group has been increasingly persecuted since not long after Sarah arrived in the world. Sarah Yahya: "I think I learnt a lot about...

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Volunteer with us

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.