LATEST NEWS AND STORIES FROM ARA
August 6, 2020
Earlier this week, ARA urgently distributed translated audio warnings to our clients about the new COVID19 cases in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. These audio files are available to download in Arabic, Dari, Hakha Chin, Nepali and Swahili
June 16, 2020
ARA face-to-face services are returning The Australian Refugee Association has resumed some face-to-face aspects of its programs and services, in line with the easing of COVID19 […]
May 25, 2020
Jonas fled to Australia fearing for his life, with just the clothes on his back. Now his life is in peril once more. He is homeless, sleeping in his car. He is alone, unwell and in grave danger.
August 12, 2020
ARA Homework Clubs and Hangout/mentoring programs are back operating face-to-face. Homework Clubs operate in Salisbury (Mondays), West Croydon and Park Holme (Tuesdays) and Hilton (Thursdays). […]
August 3, 2020
Arriving in a new country to start a new life is full of challenges and changes, like obtaining employment, starting school, studying a new language, learning a new currency and working out local transport options.
July 9, 2020
Learn bike safety and confidence in our new Bike Workshop, July 17 in Salisbury. Numbers are limited - register now!. Supported by the wonderful volunteers at the Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop, and the Australian Government Department for Social Services.
July 9, 2020
As I enter Mariam’s house, I’m greeted with the familiar smell of baked goods cooking in the kitchen, mixed with the fresh scent of a house just cleaned, as she steers me into our usual meeting place, her front lounge room - where the sun shines through large open windows that look out onto the shopping centre across the road.
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.