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

Refugee Support

Humanitarian Settlement Program 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:

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Multilingual Hub

The Multilingual Disability Hub is a national multilingual hotline and website that provides relevant and easily accessible information about disability and NDIS in your language. Visit us

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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Community Fund

The SSI Community Innovation Fund enriches community members, leaders & groups to build a stronger, more vibrant and resilient life together in south-west Sydney. Learn more:

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How your donations help

Thank you for considering a donation to SSI. Your donation will help us ensure that vulnerable people who we work with in NSW receive vital resources and access to programs for their health and social participation, such as SSI's Community Kitchen, sports activities, play groups for mothers and children, and education scholarships.

Many refugees and asylum seekers face financial challenges due to health and social barriers that result from the extreme circumstances they have experienced, and because of language and cultural barriers.

  • $25 can help provide hot meals and activities at SSI Community Kitchen
  • $50 can help provide access to community and sporting activities
  • $100 can help overcome barriers to education through scholarships
  • $200 can help provide business planning support and advice for refugees to pursue their passion, talents and experience in starting up a small business

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers. Your donation supports people to gain independence and reach their potential through meaningful social and economic participation.

SSI is a charitable organisation and donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

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.

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Success stories

Muhammad Sadiq: How I came to call Australia home

Muhammad Sadiq cooking for people seeking asylum at Community Kitchen.I 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

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.