What is the service?

Free assistance is provided to migrants and refugees who have fled war, persecution and significant injustice. This service is provided by a committee of about 15 volunteers and one part-time paid Co-ordinator.

Specific services include:

  • housing and immigration information
  • material assistance (food, clothing, basic furniture and payment of essential service bills)
  • support for migrants released from detention
  • advocacy, counselling and referrals to other support agencies
  • emergency accommodation
  • education scholarships
  • budget counselling. 

The service requires almost $100,000 to operate. Funding is almost entirely from community and business donations, together with some ‘emergency relief’ funding from the Federal Government.

Where is the service located?

252 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA (behind Sacred Heart Church). The nearest bus stop is bus stop 8 Port Road.

This office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 2pm. Please phone to make an appointment.

Who benefits from M&RS?

In 2012/13, a total of 3,344 people were assisted. The total value of this assistance was $159,941.00

Can I volunteer for this service?

Volunteers are most welcome.  You only need a few hours each month to assist people in need.  You will receive an induction, be guided through our processes and be covered by our insurance.

How can I find out more about?

Telephone :(08) 8340 3053
Fax: (08) 8340 3814
E-mail: svdp@svdpsa.org.au

This office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 2pm. Please phone to make an appointment.