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Refugee boy battles war trauma on first day of school

Like most children, Noran Zahrooni was terrified of starting school today. But it wasn’t teachers or lessons that had him anxious. The six-year-old and his family arrived in Australia late last year after fleeing war-torn Syria. Father Farhan Zahrooni told SBS his son was traumatised by the conflict and struggled to understand he was now […]

Lunar New Year celebrations bring in Year of the Horse

The New Year period of the lunar calendar starts today, Friday, January 24, and is considered by many Asian cultures as a time for people to gather as families and reflect on positive times ahead.

Volunteers offer warm welcome to new arrivals

December 5, 2013 Volunteers offer warm welcome to new arrivals SSI acknowledges volunteers' year of giving to the vulnerable on International Volunteer Day

NSW Police extends a friendly welcome to asylum seekers

September 3, 2013 NSW Police extends a friendly welcome to asylum seekers NSW Police officers are available to help members of the community and that living in Sydney is generally safe for newcomers – this was the message delivered by Gladesville police recently to a group of asylum seekers now living in the city.

SSI’s Community Kitchen for new arrivals

August 26, 2013 The Settlement Services International Community Kitchen, established this month in Ryde for new asylum seeker arrivals, is a place to nourish the body and the soul. Sydney chef and café owner Luigi De Luca today prepared a delicious Persian-inspired lunch for SSI clients.

New foster care service helps children maintain cultural links

July 11, 2013 Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward, today launched the Multicultural Foster Care Service, a new provider of out-of-home care services specifically for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, managed by Settlement Services International (SSI).

Refugee mothers celebrate hard won freedom

May 10, 2013 In anticipation of Mothers’ Day this Sunday, Settlement Services International (SSI) today celebrated the new life in Australia of a group of 50 refugees and mothers at a special lunch event held in Auburn.

Winter Warmers campaign – race against the weather

April 11, 2013                          As the cooler weather settles in, many new arrivals to our city will be facing their first winter with few warm clothes and suitable shoes. Donations of clean, used clothing in good condition and blankets are being sought by Settlement Services International (SSI), a not-for-profit organisation and primary provider of services to asylum seekers, refugees and humanitarian entrants.  

New friends celebrate day of harmony in the heart of Ryde

March 21, 2013                          Settlement Services International (SSI) celebrated Harmony Day 2013 with around 200 of its clients and guests, including local Gladesville police officers, who gathered for a barbecue and live music at Ryde today.

Partnership gives migrants access to legal services

March 5, 2013 For the first time in Australia, through a collaboration between Legal Aid NSW and Settlement Services International (SSI), people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds will be connected to accessible legal services.