It can be challenging for refugee communities to access the services they need within an unfamiliar system. RAP acts as a 'broker', connecting communities with service providers and resources.
The Brotherhood's Multicultural Communities Team works in partnership with the Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre to run the Refugee Action Program.
The program aims to steer refugee communities towards being self-sufficient, by helping them identify their needs. It also trains community leaders to establish relationships with service providers and supportive partner organisations.
The Refugee Action Program includes:
Newly arrived refugee communities in Victoria, identified in consultation with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre.
We thank the following partners for their valuable contributions:
Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship
Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre
Rotary Club of Melbourne
City of Moreland
City of Yarra
Department of Planning and Community Development
Refugee Action ProgramEpping Community Services Hub713 High Street, Epping, Victoria 3076Phone: (03) 9422 5650Email: mct(at)bsl.org.au
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Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.