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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

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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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Sydney Multicultural Community Services

Sydney Multicultural Community ServicesSydney Multicultural Community Services (or Sydney MCS) is a community-based not for profit organisation, specialising in service provision for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. We run programs in Aged Care, Settlement and the broader community through Australian Government funded initiatives such as Multicultural Home Care Packages and the 22 member consortium NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP).

Sydney MCS employs over 50 staff members, covering 8 program areas in over 16 languages for Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, Sydney City and the Inner West region.

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Advance Diversity Services (ADS)

Advance Diversity Services logoAdvance Diversity Services (ADS) is a non-profit community organisation which has been providing support services to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities since 1981. In particularly focus on recent arrivals, families, older people, women, youth, people with disabilities and their carers living in the Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale and Sutherland Shire Local Government Areas. ADS provides the following services:

  • Migrant Settlement services
  • Centre-based Day Care for older people
  • Home care package for frail aged
  • Disability Support
  • Mental Health
  • Carer support 
  • Family, Women and Youth Program
  • Community Development

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Accessible Diversity Services Initiative Ltd

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Accessible Diversity Services Initiative Limited (ADSI) is a community based, non-profit organisation established to promote the principles of multiculturalism, access and equity and social justice.

ADSI will make its services available without discrimination to every member of the public which the organisation aims to assist.is a community based, non-profit organisation established to promote the principles of multiculturalism, access, equity and social justice.

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Eastern Community Legal Centre

Eastern Community Legal Centre

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) is a multidisciplinary legal service that works to prevent problems, progress fair outcomes and support the wellbeing and resilience of communities and community members in Melbourne’s East.

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Participate Australia

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Participate Australia supports people living with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities, as well as their families and carers. Participants come from diverse backgrounds and live throughout the Inner West and Sydney.
 
Participate Australia delivers conventional and important disability support and respite services to people with a disability. They develop innovative independence programs with the people they support, which allow people with disability to acquire life skills like financial literacy, cooking, swimming and water safety. 

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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.