Humanitarian Settlement Program provide essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants

Refugee Support

The Humanitarian Settlement Program provides 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:

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Local Area Coordination

SSI is partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to support people aged 7 and over to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other mainstream community services. Learn more.

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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SSI - Access Merger

Access Community Services became a subsidiary of SSI in December 2018. Working as one organisation, we can strengthen our position to support service growth in QLD and NSW. Learn more

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How your donations help

Amid today’s turmoil, where insecurity and uncertainty are rife, SSI acts as a light at the end of the tunnel and a crucial support system for many individuals and families from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians in achieving their full potential. We work with those who experience vulnerability including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

We help them to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality, bringing to life SSI's vision to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation.

 

Making a donation is the simple way to pledge your support, especially in times of need.  

When you support SSI, you are investing in community engagement initiatives for some of Australia’s most isolated communities.

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Your support is vital in these challenging times in order to continue strengthening the communities that SSI serves. Through the work we do together, we can empower people to change their lives.

For further information on how to pledge your support, please contact Therese Saad, Fundraising Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Success stories

Refugee turned citizen feels privileged to have a say

Paz Roman smiling to camera.At 17, Paz Roman was nominated as Young Australian of the Year, mostly for her volunteer work. Ironically, she wasn’t an Australian. She came here from Chile as a refugee with her family when she was just a baby, and despite living in Australia since then, she struggled with the idea of becoming a citizen.  

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SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.

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.