Through community development strategies, SMCS seeks to empower individuals and communities to actively participate in Australian society.
SMCS is actively involved in projects and networks with other organisations which seek to relieve suffering and distress among CALD communities, particularly refugees. As part of this process, the Centre facilitates information sessions, workshops, research and consultations with the aim of supporting CALD communities and promoting empowerment.
Social Support Group Activities
Various ethnic-specific groups meet regularly at Sydney Multicultural Community Services during and also outside business hours, seven days a week. The aim of these groups is to empower and enhance the self-esteem of clients.
These groups provide a strong social network and a significant level of support for participants. Many rely on the group meetings to be able to discuss, interchange and feel an echo of their needs and ideas. SMCS supports these groups by providing information, services and access to the groups. The Centre also encourages these groups to become self-sufficient.
Group Activities Include:
- Information sessions
- Social activities
- Cultural activities, including dancing and music
- Ethnic-specific community activities and meetings
***Space at the Centre is limited but we try to accommodate as many groups as possible.
Information Sessions and Workshops
Sydney Multicultural Community Services is always actively connecting with the community and providing opportunities to disseminate information, advice and facilitate community consultation. SMCS frequently organises information sessions and community workshops covering a wide range of topics relevant to the community. Session topics can include:
- Health issues
- Legal matters
- Centrelink benefits
- Domestic violence
- Carer Support
- Parenting support
- Women-specific issues
- Income support and financial management
Please contact the Sydney MCS office if you have a topic that you are interested in learning more about.