What is the Refugee & Migrant Support Program?

The Refugee & Migrant Support Program assists newly arrived individuals and families with settling into their new home in Western Australia. Support provided includes:

• Household goods assistance
• Emergency clothing
• Pastoral support
• Activities including picnics, sporting matches, excursions to Western Australian sites
• Support at Christmas
• Advocacy and awareness raising

Once particular activity the Committee organises is the bi-annual 'Welcome to Western Australia Picnic' which allows newly arrived families a chance to come together and support each other in their new surroundings.

How can I assist the Refugee & Migrant Support Program?

The Refugee & Migrant Support Program is always looking for more volunteers to get involved in this very rewarding work. There are lots of jobs to do and volunteers can do as much or as little as they like in an area which appeals to them.

Donations of food, clothing and household goods to the St Vincent de Paul Society will greatly assist volunteers in providing hope and comfort to newly arrived individuals through the Refugee & Migrant Support Program.

How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact the Refugee & Migrant Support Program by phone (08) 6323 7500 or email info@svdpwa.org.au.

Referrals can be made to the Emergency Relief Assistance Call Centre on 1300 794 054