Integration and orientation

Afghan Settlement Services       

Casework, information sessions, assisting Afghans to participate in local community through volunteering, membership of clubs and organisations, and employment. The service employs an Afghan speaking case worker. For Afghani humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by Centacare Catholic Family Services in metropolitan Adelaide.

Tel: +61 8 8210 8200

African Twilight Market

For African communities. Run by Lutheran Community Care and the African Communities Council of SA.

Every Friday evening from 6pm to 9.30pm
At: Prospect Plaza, Prospect Road, Prospect
Tel: 0427 002 568
Email: malindad@dodo.com.au

Around You

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Community centres

Community centres offer a range of activities and programs for local people. Find local community centres and houses.

Cultural awareness training

Community development via training, for humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre

At: 13 Eleanor Street, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8725 2753
Email: limestonecoast@mrcsa.com.au

Family Matters Program

A group for parents and carers from different multicultural backgrounds to address issues of culture and promote learning and discussion on the issues and challenges faced when raising a family in Australia. For all humanitarian entrant parents and carers. Run by the Australian Refugee Association

At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8354 2951

Home visiting service

Trained volunteers arrange weekly visits to listen, support and when appropriate, encourage the client to connect with local services. For socially isolated families in the inner northern suburbs of Adelaide. Run by Lutheran Community Care SA

At: 2 Belalie Road, Ingle Farm
Tel: +61 8349 6099
Email: enquiries@lccsa.org.au

Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS)

On arrival casework services and community development and participation programs for individuals and families and their new and emerging communities. For new humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than six months. Provided by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre

  • Adelaide Migrant Resource Centre, 23 Coglin Street, Adelaide. Tel: +61 8217 9500, Email: admin@mrcsa.com.au
  • Northern Area Migrant Resource Centre (NAMRC), 28 Mary Street, Salisbury, Tel: +61 8283 0844, Email: reagan@mrcsa.com.au
  • Limestone Coast Migrant Resource Centre (LCMRC), 13 Eleanor Street, Mount Gambier, Tel: +61 8725 2753, Email: limestonecoast@mrcsa.com.au
  • Naracoorte Migrant Resource Centre, Naracoorte TAFE SA Campus, 19 Gordon Street, Naracoorte, Tel: +61 8 8725 2753, Email:  naracoorte.mrcsa@gmail.com
  • Murraylands Migrant Resource Centre (MMRC), 5 Second Street, Murray Bridge, Tel: +61 8 8532 3922, Email:  murraylands@mrcsa.com.au
  • Life skills development

    Culturally and linguistically sensitive orientation and life skills information sessions. For humanitarian entrants resident in Australia for less than five years. Run by Lutheran Community Care SA

    In Blair Athol, Ingle Farm and Murray Bridge
    Tel: +61 8 8349 6099
    Email: enquiries@lccsa.org.au

    Lutheran Community Care services   

    Information sessions, Afghan youth group, support for vulnerable women at risk, developing volunteer advocates. For humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by Lutheran Community Care SA in metropolitan Adelaide, Murray Bridge and the Riverland.

    Tel: +61 8 8269 9300 (Adelaide) and +61 8 8531 3644 (Murray Bridge and Riverland)

    Mates Program        

    Reconnects socially isolated people into their community through volunteer companionship and support. For socially isolated people over the age of 18 years who would like to undertake an activity with a volunteer. Run by the Red Cross

    Tel: +61 8 8100 4581
    Email: SAClientServices@redcross.org.au

    Mentoring Program            

    Group information sessions, volunteers trained as carers/mentors to support recently arrived families by offering advocacy, friendship and cross cultural sharing, linking them to recreational facilities and assisting them with navigation to mainstream services. For humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by Baptist Care SA in metropolitan Adelaide.

    Tel: +61 8 8231 2850

    Migration Support Programs (Red Cross)

    Red Cross Migration Support Programs provide services to asylum seekers living in the community, as well as others affected by migration. Run by the Red Cross.

    At: Adelaide Office, 212 Pirie Street, Adelaide
    Tel: +61 8 8100 4500 

    Orientation, information and referrals

    For humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the African Communities Council of SA.

    At: 59 King William Street, Adelaide
    Tel: +61 8 8217 9520
    Email: admin@accsa.com.au

    Refugee services           

    Community development, volunteering programs, leadership development. To assist community organisations to develop leadership teams and projects. Run by the Australian Refugee Association

    At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
    Tel: +61 8 8354 2951

    Refugee services - Playford

    Services include a small business development project, sporting activities, arts based projects targeting women and youth, and a leadership and governance project. For humanitarian entrants living in the Playford area who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the Playford City Council

    Tel: +61 8 8256 0333
    Email: playford@playford.sa.gov.au