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Local Area Coordination

SSI supports people to access the NDIS and other services and supports in the community.

SSI CEO named 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year

Violet Roumeliotis has been recognised as the 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.

SSI foster carer commended at 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards

SSI’s foster carer Alaweia Kual has been recognised as a finalist in the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards for her valuable contributions to the community both as a kinship carer for her grandson and as a community leader supporting newly arrived refugees from her home country of Sudan.

Cultural Shift 2017 showcases settlement innovation for migrant and refugee families

More innovative and tailored initiatives for refugee and migrant families are essential to overcoming settlement challenges and fostering a long-term sense of belonging, delegates heard at a conference last week.

Revitalised runner will now help others with SSI in City2Surf 2017

A vision-impaired runner will join the SSI team in City2Surf 2017 thanks to a connection his Ability Links linker made with the Achilles Running Club in Sydney.  

UNHCR Consultations 2017: SSI in Geneva working for greater outcomes for refugees

It has been a full few days at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement in Geneva. SSI is one of a number of international NGOs attending, to discuss pressing issues in response to the global refugee crisis.

National Volunteer Week 2017 profile: Meet Ladan

Ladan Haghighat volunteers for SSI in the Friendship Garden at Auburn Centre for Community. That’s fitting because her name, Ladan, is Persian for the nasturtium flower.

National Volunteer Week 2017 profile: Meet Al

His name is Clodoaldo Moroni but you can call him Al. Al, originally from Brazil, loves volunteering.

National Volunteer Week 2017 profile: Meet Zakia

When Zakia Housaini started working with SSI it changed her personality.  “It made me more confident. And I kind of know the world better,” she said.

SSI has a new Board and Chair to lead it in 2016-2017

A number of new directors were welcomed to the Settlement Services International Board Annual General Meeting, while three stepped down, including long-term Chair Kamalle Dabboussy.

Iranian refugee works tirelessly to secure his dream job

Mohsen excels after Christmas Island detention lasting 3 years.

Refugee salon owner rebuilds career from apprentice to successful business owner in Australia

When Iranian-born Mary Logan sought refuge in Australia, she hoped to continue her work in hair and beauty. However, her overseas experience and qualifications were not recognised, forcing the salon owner and manager to begin again as an apprentice.

SSI Allianz scholarship supports 34 refugees to overcome barriers to education in digital world

Allianz Australia and Settlement Services International (SSI) have awarded 34 deserving refugee students with SSI Allianz Refugee Scholarships, providing vital funding to access technology, pursue their education, and obtain local qualification recognition.

SSI welcomes new ‘community sponsorship’ program

Refugee support agency Settlement Services International (SSI) commends the Federal Government for the roll out of its national ‘community sponsorship’ program. 

Afghans continue settlement journey in NSW

Settlement Services International has supported 1,400 Afghans to make NSW their new home since August 2021.

‘Spirit of Welcome’ brings Inner West locals and new communities together to celebrate Refugee Week

The Community Refugee Welcome Centre in Callan Park, Lilyfield, will celebrate World Refugee Day, Sunday, June 19, through its family-friendly event “Spirit of Welcome”.

Allianz and Settlement Services International expand award-winning scholarship program to support refugee and migrant education

Allianz Australia and Settlement Services International (SSI) proudly celebrated 37 new refugee scholarship recipients at the Allianz SSI scholarships ceremonies in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne yesterday.