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NSW Multicultural Centre for Women’s and Family Safety

Promoting safety for migrant and refugee women, children and families.

Multicultural Support Workforce

SSI’s Multicultural Support Workforce has over 120 officers that provide support across 35 different languages.

Legal Aid community engagement officer recognised for strong community spirit

Nohara Odicho, recipient of the STARTTS’ 2019 NSW Humanitarian Award for a Refugee Community Worker, arrived in Australia as a refugee with her father in 2015.

SSI and academics discuss community engagement and violent extremism

SSI welcomed two esteemed academics at its Ashfield head office on April 30, for a roundtable discussion on countering violent extremism. Associate Professor Anne Aly, a research fellow and head of the Countering Online Violent Extremism Research (COVER) program at Curtin University, and Professor Andrew Jakubowicz, Chair in Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney, led the discussion.

Dandenong investment reinforces safety net for local community

Dandenong community members will have access to additional local services to improve access and equality following the local office opening of non-profit organisation SSI, which provides life-changing human services to 50,000 people around the country every year.

DFV funding a win for migrant and refugee women and children

Funding for a specialist multicultural domestic and family violence centre, announced in today’s NSW State Budget, will greatly enhance support for some of the state’s most vulnerable community members, according to leading non-profit SSI.

Armidale’s First Nations artists in the spotlight at free NAIDOC exhibition

A collaborative exhibition showcasing the rich cultural heritage and artistic expressions of Armidale’s First Nations community is set to kick off during New England’s 2023 NAIDOC Week celebration, on Saturday 2 September.

Australia’s newest refugee resettlement hub offers blueprint for regional communities

The successful establishment of Australia’s newest refugee resettlement regional hub could offer lessons for optimising refugee resettlement in other regional locations, with new research showing increasingly positive community sentiment towards the new residents.

NSW Government extends supports to young people in care until 21

SSI welcomes the news that the NSW Government will extend financial assistance to foster carers or people in care until the age of 21, bringing the system into line with all other states and territories. 

From the CEO: Multicultural forum opens the door for two-way dialogue with government

Effective two-way dialogue between government and multicultural organisations is key to strengthening our sector. I recently had the privilege of sharing my thoughts on this at the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) Inaugural Multicultural community Engagement Conference, where I shared a keynote session with Professor Peter Shergold.

Digital inclusion and family separation remain problems for refugees despite resilience during pandemic

Newly arrived refugees in Australia have been resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research launched this week by Settlement Services International and Western Sydney University.

Refugee Week campaign tells new arrivals Australia is ‘Where You Belong’

Bus shelters and digital billboards across Brisbane and Logan have been adorned with the images of six employees from Access Community Services, a subsidiary of Settlement Services International, in support of Refugee Week 2022.

New executive appointment to Access Community Services

Access Community Services has announced the appointment of a new Head of Relationships – Clients and Communities to help promote and strengthen the organisation’s services across Queensland.

From the CEO: a regional perspective on settlement in practice

Today, at the NSW Regional Settlement Conference, hosted by SSI and the NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP), we harnessed insights and shared perspectives on the key ingredients of successful regional settlement.