Refugee settlement support

Refugee Support

Humanitarian Settlement Services provide essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants. Learn more:

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IgniteAbility

IgniteAbility Small Business Start-ups is a pilot program established to facilitate business creation for people with disability. Learn More:

Ignite Small Business Start-ups

Ignite businesses

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

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SSI Employment

Employment is integral for newly arrived refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and for other vulnerable people in our community. Learn more:

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Youth at Work

SSI Youth@Work connects people aged 15-24 from migrant and refugee backgrounds with employment and career mentors. Learn more:

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Success stories

Muhammad Sadiq: How I came to call Australia home

Muhammad SadiiqI came to Australia as a refugee in 2009, hoping to find a peaceful place to build a home for my family. Increasing persecution of the Hazara community from which my family and I come meant that our native land, Pakistan, was no longer the safe haven it once had been.

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Quality services and support

Settlement Services International is a community-based not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of refugee settlement, migrant support servicesasylum seeker assistance, housing, multicultural foster care, disability supportemployment services and youth support 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.