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Foundation Story

Sydney Multicultural Community Services (Sydney MCS) formerly Botany Migrant Resource Centre was established in 1981 as a not for profit organisation in order to provide settlement services to migrants and refugees, old and new within the Eastern Sydney region. In 1998 we were successful in receiving additional funding from the State and Commonwealth Government in order to provide Aged Care Services to CALD migrants and refugees, specifically to prevent the premature admission of seniors to residential care.

Botany Migrant Resource Centre was one of twelve Migrant Resource Centres in New South Wales, however this changed when our core funding was lost in January 2004. With the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs no longer providing core funding to our organisation, Botany Migrant Resource Centre has become Sydney Multicultural Community Services, encompassing a new direction and focus.

As of the 1st July 2015, Sydney MCS is operating as part of the 22 member consortium NSW Settlement Program (NSP) led by Settlement Services International (SSI) in delivering settlement services to newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees.

Sydney MCS has also established itself as a Government approved provider of 75 Home Care packages throughout Eastern Sydney and the Inner West. All our packages are delivered on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) approach.

Sydney MCS aims to work in partnership with other organisations and the wider community to provide a diverse range of assistance and care services to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.