LATEST NEWS AND STORIES FROM ARA
June 7, 2021
The Australian Refugee Association is proud to present a series of Refugee Week events exploring unity and connection. Our New Land, New Hope online and banner exhibition and Author Talks celebrate the contributions of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to their adopted homeland. With ARA's Oration, we'll explore and question what it is to be unified, through the lens of Australia's greatest preoccupation: sport. And ARA's Youth Ambassadors will challenge the perceptions and myths about refugees in their first major workshop for the year.
June 2, 2021
The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to hit hard. At ARA, we hear heartbreaking stories like Sakina and Ari’s every day. For families facing tough times before the pandemic, the situation is now desperate.
April 20, 2021
44 new Youth Ambassadors begin their year of challenges The long awaited 6th ARA Youth Ambassador Camp in early April has set the scene for a […]
April 14, 2021
Like everyone, refugees have their dreams. Right now, the Emergency Support Service is a lifeline for three courageous people. Their plight, and their dreams for a better life are told in this post.
March 3, 2021
Extended until March 14: New Land, New Hope exhibition it was wonderful to pay tribute recently to the people who shared their stories for our exhibition […]
January 13, 2021
ARA Homework Clubs will be returning from Monday the 1st of February
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.