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

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The Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) program is delivered early in the settlement process and it provides refugees and humanitarian entrants with essential support and information to help them settle successfully in Australia.

humanitarian settlement

Through case management, clients are connected to essential services and given access to information about life in Australia.

SSI aims to support clients through their settlement journey within a human rights framework that recognises their individual rights, responsibilities and needs as newly arrived refugees under the Australian Humanitarian Program.

The program includes basic assistance, such as airport pick up and food packages, through to assistance with accommodation and case management support aimed at developing independence and assisting the client to integrate into their new community.

*This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.  

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Success stories

Karim's small business success while seeking asylum

Ignite Small Business Start-ups Karim* arrived in Australia in 2012 to seek asylum when it became unsafe for him to stay in Iran.

An electrical engineer by trade and with a wealth of experience, he owned and operated his own business in his home town of Shiraz, Iran.

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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.