Our programs

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

Our work includes:

  • 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
  • Western Sydney program – in partnership with Holy Family Parish Mt Druitt, our work in Western Sydney includes The Store, providing low-cost groceries to local residents
  • Northern Territory program – we work with Northern Territory Indigenous communities to empower them to improve their situation and have more control over their lives
  • Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) – we campaign to influence attitudes in the Australian community to welcome and respect people seeking asylum
  • Just Voices Speakers Program – we support social justice advocates from diverse backgrounds, communities and cultures to share their stories to schools, community groups and workplaces – download our Just Voices brochure
  • Community capacity building: at the invitation of the Maranguka Aboriginal Group (Bourke, NSW) we help Maranguka community members develop relationships in support of the Justice Reinvestment program, which strives for a coordinated approach to youth justice issues

What we do

  • We help people connect with services
  • We provide information on local life and culture
  • We aim to make people feel at home in Australia

Why we do it

We know that moving to a foreign country can be daunting, even more so for people who don’t speak English or understand local customs. That’s why relationships are at the heart of all we do.

By working collectively, we can help improve communities’ economic, social and cultural conditions.