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Refugee Support

The Humanitarian Settlement Program provides essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants. Learn more

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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

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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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Thank you from SSI!

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Thank You Bear, by Amir - a young refugee who received support from SSI.

Donate

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.
 
$20 helps an individual with living expenses, $50 helps a family with living expenses, $100 helps refugees and migrants to be self-sustainable via education, $200 helps refugees and migrants start up a business
 
  • For just $20.00, you could send a care package to a marginalised individual containing basic and long-lasting food staples, household essentials and personal hygiene products.
  • When you support SSI, you are investing in SSI's COVID-19 crisis relief efforts supporting refugees, people seeking asylum and other Australians.
  • For just $50.00, you could send a care package to a vulnerable family containing basic and long-lasting food staples, personal hygiene products, household essentials and toys for children.
  • When you support SSI, you are investing in overcoming barriers to education through scholarships for newcomers to Australia.
  • For $100.00, you could assist refugees and newly arrived migrants to meet their educational goals through scholarships
  • When you support SSI, you are investing in employment and income generation for small business owners with diverse cultural identities and backgrounds.
  • For $200.00, you could provide business planning support and advice for refugees and people with a disability to pursue their passion, talents and experience in starting up a business
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.
 

Contact us

For more information on how to pledge your support, please contact us. 

  • Naushin Rahman
    Fundraising & Partnerships Manager
    Email: 
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 0488 687 874 

 

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.