Settlement Services is funded under the Department of Social Services (DSS).
The purpose of this project is to assist humanitarian entrants and eligible migrants to become self-reliant and participate equitably in Australian society as soon as possible and thereby minimise their longer-term reliance on social services.
The objective of the project is to provide settlement support for eligible clients to provide economic and personal wellbeing, independence and community connectedness. The project can also facilitate pathways to learning English, education and employment readiness.
Through this project, we provide the following services:
Casework/coordination and Settlement Service Delivery
Provide settlement related information, advice, advocacy or referral services to individuals or their families due to issues arising from their settlement experience. This service type can include but is not limited to: life skills classes and information on rights and responsibilities, including partnerships and programmes that assist clients to become 'job ready'.
Community Coordination and Development
Provide assistance to newly arrived clients to make social connections. This service type can include but is not limited to: leadership and mentoring activities; linking with mainstream services and working in partnership with local communities to provide a welcoming environment for new arrivals.
Youth Settlement Services
Provide specialised, customised settlement services targeting young people between the ages 15 and 24 years. This service type can include but is not limited to: building capabilities in employment, education and leadership; homework support; and fostering connections with the community.