Refugee Support

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

IgniteAbility

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

Innovation Fund module

Innovation Fund

Applications are open until the end of September for a new fund to support refugee communities in south-west Sydney. Learn more:

SSI Employment

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

Youth at Work

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

Success stories

Karim's small business success while seeking asylum

Ignite Small Business Start-ups client Karim.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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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.