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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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Kamiran and Zozan - A taste of Syria in Coffs Harbour

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Kamiran and Zozan came to Australia from Syria with their family two years ago. Their life in Syria revolved around owning a restaurant specialising in delicious, local cuisine, frequented by friends, family and the community on a regular basis. Here in Australia, they’re re-discovering their passion for food, and are looking to bring a taste of Syria for the Coffs Harbour community to enjoy.

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