Major Sponsors

Settlement Services International (SSI)

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Settlement Services International (SSI) is a community-based, not-for-profit humanitarian organisation providing a range of services in the areas of refugee and migrant settlement, accommodation, asylum seeker assistance, multicultural foster care, disability support, employment services, and youth support in NSW. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.

In the past year, SSI supported 3,709 people to find long-term accommodation and 1,785 people to find a job. It also provided essential assistance to 8,615 refugees, humanitarian entrants and people seeking asylum.

For more information visit www.ssi.org.au

St Vincent de Paul Society

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The St Vincent de Paul Society has a long history of helping migrants and refugees. Services include providing financial and information support to migrants and refugees, for example through home visitation, food and financial help, visits to detention centres, and homework centres. There are also dedicated Vinnies migrant and refugee centres and committees in some states, which coordinate these activities and also offer information services.

For more information visit www.vinnies.org.au/page/Our_Impact/Asylum_Seekers_Migrants_Refugees/

City of Sydney

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Sponsors

Australian Education Union

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CORE Community Services 

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CORE Community Services is a large not for profit organisation which has various services to support all ages and needs within our communities. Their mission is to ensure that disadvantaged local residents enjoy the life opportunities experienced by other Australians.

For more information visit www.cabracc.org.au

Jesuit Social Services

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Jesuit Social Services are a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. It works to change policies, practices, ideas and values that perpetuate inequality, prejudice and exclusion.

Our settlement and community building programs support newly arrived families and young people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Our work in refugee settlement includes the Settlement Program – our Homework Club, English Language Support and other programs support people from migrant backgrounds to integrate into mainstream Australian society, while keeping in touch with their cultural backgrounds.

For more information visit jss.org.au/what-we-do/settlement-and-community-building

Navitas

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Navitas English has been providing English language programs, further education and employment opportunities to migrants and refugees since 1998 on behalf of the Commonwealth through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) and the Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) programs. Navitas acknowledges the contributions that refugees bring to the Australian culture and supports Refugee Council of Australia in raising awareness around refugee issues.

For more information visit www.navitasenglish.edu.au

STARTTS

STARTTS is a specialist, non-profit organisation that for more than 25 years has provided culturally appropriate and cutting edge psychological treatment and support, and community interventions to help people from refugee backgrounds resettling or seeking protection in NSW. Services include counselling, physiotherapy, Neurofeedback, groups, school programs, cultural events, and mentoring of community leaders.

Over the last decade STARTTS has assisted more than 33,000 clients from 145 countries to heal the scars of torture and refugee trauma and rebuild their lives in Australia.

For more information visit www.startts.org.au

Partners

Amnesty

Amnesty defends basic human rights. Amnesty International protects and empowers people – from abolishing the death penalty to protecting sexual and reproductive rights, and from combating discrimination to defending refugee rights. Amnesty speaks out for anyone whose freedom and dignity are under threat.

When human rights are denied, Amnesty won’t be silent. They will continue to campaign relentlessly – both at home and globally – to give a voice to those who’ve had theirs taken away.

For more information visit www.amnesty.org.au

Overseas Services to Survivors of Torture & Trauma (OSSTT)

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Overseas Services to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (OSSTT) was established by members of the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) in 2013 for the purpose of providing counselling and support to asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
OSSTT is based in Adelaide, recruits and employs nationally and works internationally.
In addition to providing counselling to individuals, children and their families, we also provide training to other service providers and education to local host communities on understanding and responding to the needs of torture and trauma survivors.
OSSTT is affiliated with the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma.

For more information visit www.osstt.org.au

NSW Refugee Health Service

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The NSW Refugee Health Services aims to protect and promote the health of refugees and people of refugee-like backgrounds living in New South Wales.

For more information visit www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/refugee

Australian Refugee Association

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ARA’s vision is an Australia where all refugees have access to the full range of appropriate settlement services, where refugees have strong supportive communities of their own cultural backgrounds, where the general community is supportive of refugees and engaged with them. Our vision is an Australia where refugees are an integral part of a thriving, prosperous community.

ARA works with individuals and communities from diverse cultural backgrounds, originating from dozens of countries across the world. The organisation receives federal funding under the Settlement Grants Program, and is one of South Australia’s most experienced providers of settlement services. ARA’s services include social support programs, casework, employment assistance, accommodation support, community development and leadership training, migration assistance and youth programs.

For more information visit www.australianrefugee.org

Special Event

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Sponsor Refugee Week 2017

 

Refugee Week 2017 Sponsorship Prospectus

For Refugee Week in 2017 we will build on the great success of the 2016 events by hosting the first Refugee Film Festival and additional events across the country.

 

Your organisation can be part of Refugee Week 2017 and gain exposure to an audience of thousands of engaged and interested people, while standing up for the courage and contribution of refugees.

 

Find out more. Download the Sponsorship Prospectus here.