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SSI case managers have continued their efforts to show the various local charities just how much they are appreciated by sharing a morning tea.

One team of Community Support Program staff from SSI Parramatta paid a visit to the Salvos charity store in Fairfield, on October 9, delivering treats for staff and volunteers, sharing stories and thanking them for their support.

Community welfare organisations such as The Salvos make a significant difference to the lives of SSI asylum seeker and refugee clients.

Salvos Fairfield provides material assistance and emergency relief. The charity store’s staff and volunteers were acknowledged for responding quickly to meet client needs; for communicating effectively with SSI case managers; continually going above and beyond their responsibilities, and for their positive, friendly and empathetic approach to people seeking asylum.

 

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Four Brave Women: Summer Hill café empowers refugee entrepreneurs

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenFour Brave Women is open for business!

Developed as a joint initiative between The Trading Circle, a division of the charity Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, and SSI, Four Brave Women is a café and community space where refugees have the opportunity to create a sustainable income for themselves using their culinary skills. It is a creative and inclusive space that celebrates different cultures through food and art.

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