SSI News Blog

The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) Refugee Ball held on October 9, was a great fundraising event enjoyed by more than 400 people.

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SSI were proud to sponsor the event, as well as having staff and board members attend the event.

SSI has a close working relationship with STARTTS, which provides help to many of our clients through referrals recevied from NSW Refugee Health to which all Humanitarian Settlement Services’ (HSS) clients are referred to for assessment.

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STARTTS also provides monthly group supervision to SSI HSS case managers’ program, delivering invaluable support, advice and debriefing opportunities.

Photographs courtesy of STARTTS

Success stories

SSI Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Vile

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenSue Vile was among the first to be inducted into the SSI’s Armidale volunteer program, bringing with her a wealth of experience and existing training gathered from her time in aid work, in Australia and abroad.

A retired school teacher and nurse, Sue has dedicated an enormous amount of her time in recent years on the front line of humanitarian services, helping refugees at many stages of their journey to safety.

 

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