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Settlement

Sydney MCS believes newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees should receive a dignified reception when settling in their new country. As such, Sydney MCS is supported by the Department of Social Services under the Families and Communities Programme (Settlement Services). With this support, Sydney MCS provides the Settlement Services Program (SSP), which involves:

  1. The implementation of community development initiatives
  2. The provision of casework, information, referral and linkages into mainstream services.

This dual approach aims to support and enhance both individual migrants and newly emerging communities as a whole.

For more information regarding our Settlement Service objectives and outcomes, please visit:
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Who can use this service?

Refugees and migrants who have arrived in Australia within five years and who reside in the following Local Government Areas:

  • Willoughby
  • Lane Cove
  • North Sydney
  • Mosman
  • Marrickville
  • Leichhardt
  • South Sydney
  • Randwick
  • Botany Bay
  • City of Sydney
  • Waverley
  • Woollahra

Our case workers have access to free interpreting services, therefore case work is available in all the major languages. Where a specific cultural approach is need, we will refer to the appropriate cultural services.

Settlement Services

Complex Case Support (CSS)

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Includes the provision of information, referral and advocacy on areas such as accommodation, housing, employment, education, English language classes, financial support, health, counselling, domestic violence, youth and family support.

Please contact the centre to book an appointment with a caseworker.

Community Development

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Includes the implementation of projects that aim to support and empower newly emerging community groups. This can involve working in partnership with community members and other service providers to facilitate information sessions, workshops, training & up skilling programs and community linkages.

 

Migration Assistance

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This service is provided free of charge to migrants and refugees in order to provide immigration consultation and advice. A Migration Agent is available at the Centre:

Languages: English
Days and times: Monday, 9 am to 12 pm
To make an appointment: please contact the centre (please note that an appointment is necessary)