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Multicultural Peer Network

Find out how to form a peer-to-peer support group in your community & what free resources & training SSI now offers for community organisations to up-skill & run their own groups.

Building Stronger Families

Helps Arabic-speaking newcomers to build strong and healthy relationships and address issues such as conflict, stress, and domestic and family violence.

Surviving the temporary visa protection cycle: Ferah’s story of resilience 

New research has quantified the devastating mental health impacts of temporary visas – something all too familiar for Iraqi-born Ferah* who, despite the challenges, has shown incredible strength and resilience in carving out a life for her and her children in Australia.  

Mohammad’s journey from medicine to public servant

When former United Nations HIV Program Specialist, Dr. Mohammad Zubair Harooni, arrived in Australia with his wife and four children in January 2022, he knew finding employment would be key to building his new life.

Refugee and migrant services left out in the cold in community services funding boost

New funding will offer life support for community services working at the frontline of the cost-of-living crisis – but a key cohort of workers has been excluded from the funding boost, according to non-profit organisation, Settlement Services International (SSI), which provides human services to around 50,000 people a year.

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.

Pilot program helps Ellen get job ready

Many young adults struggle to define their career aspirations and educational goals, but Ellen Brant has found guidance and support in a new pilot program by SSI’s Local Area Coordination (LAC) program.  

Industry partnership brings easier, faster and more affordable way to hire home care workers

A new initiative to help overcome the skills shortages and economic pressure impacting the at-home aged care sector has been launched today by non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI), in partnership with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered platform Hireup. The collaboration is set to bring more growth opportunities and career pathways to support workers […]

The power of peer support: talking disability in multicultural communities

  Building your life in a new country can come with many challenges and it can help to have a group of people around you who understand your experiences. For peer group participants like Amreena, SSI’s Multicultural Peer Network (MPN) program has been a safe haven and a way to connect with community members who share her lived experience.

ParentsNext overhaul a welcome step forward for parents and children

Recommendations to improve the ParentsNext employment program will deliver greater peace of mind and employment outcomes for parents experiencing unemployment, according to national non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI).

From the CEO: Refreshing our brand to reflect our evolving purpose

SSI’s brand – our image and visual identity – traces its roots back to where we began in 2000, as a small settlement agency supporting refugees in Sydney. Fast forward to today, we are a national not-for-profit organisation that offers a diverse range of human services and promotes equal opportunities for all.