Humanitarian Services FAQs

SSI was formed in 2000 by its membership – the Migrant Resource Centres and Multicultural Services across NSW, to provide settlement services for refugees. Today, SSI is the largest not-for-profit humanitarian settlement organisation in Australia.

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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