LATEST NEWS AND STORIES FROM ARA
April 2, 2020
Mara came to Australia with just one wish – to create a new life for her little girls. But without your help, she and her children will soon be homeless amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2020
The Australian Refugee Association is committed to supporting our clients and protecting the community throughout the COVID19 pandemic.
March 17, 2020
The Australian Refugee Association is deeply committed to protecting clients, staff, volunteers and the community from COVID-19, commonly known as “Coronavirus”.
February 26, 2020
ARA homework clubs are one of ARA’s most effective and enduring initiatives, offering free tutoring in a group environment. The research conducted by Christabel Ballard found that ARA’s homework clubs are rewarding for students and their volunteer tutors, but more research is needed.
February 24, 2020
Celebrate 30 years of African refugee settlement in this taste-fest of Ethiopian, Eritrean, Somali and South Sudanese cultures.
February 21, 2020
Our men’s backgammon group has had a great start, with 10 keen players attending.
February 20, 2020
2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Australian Refugee Association, formally known as the Indo China Refugee Association – one of the earliest refugee support agencies in Australia.
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS AT ARA
Family SupportServices designed specifically for families. From group programs like parenting courses, to individual services including family counselling.
Financial SupportFrom assistance negotiating with power companies, to workshops on budgeting, to one-off grants. ARA's services are designed to respond to short-term needs and support long-term stability.
General Client SupportBicultural and general case managers provide individual support, advocacy and referrals. Programs range from specialised and intensive services to general programs.
Employment Pathways SupportPrograms to deliver employment outcomes through education, training opportunities, volunteering, and work experience placements.
Migration SupportARA reunites families through our services for both humanitarian and non-humanitarian entrants.
Youth SupportARA is a leading provider of settlement support services for young people. Services include casework, homework clubs, youth hangout, workshops and holiday programs.
Social and Community EngagementTraining for refugee community leaders, cultural awareness training, and an extensive volunteer program all aiming to strengthen the engagement between refugees and the wider community.