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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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Community Migrant Resource Centre

Community Migrant resource CentreCommunity Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation established in 1996. It focuses on providing specialised support services to newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants.

The CMRC covers the Hills, Parramatta, Hornsby, Cumberland, Ryde, Hunters Hill and Ku-ring-gai local government areas.

Services provided include:

  • Settlement services that assist new arrivals to build self-reliance and integrate into the local community
  • Employment and training that assists the target group to understand and access the Australian labour market programs
  • Social enterprise and career-based opportunities
  • Family support initiatives that address some of the social and cultural challenges for new entrants to Australia.

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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.