Refugee Support

Humanitarian Settlement Program provide essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants. Learn more:

IgniteAbility

IgniteAbility Small Business Start-ups is a pilot program established to facilitate business creation for people with disability. Learn More:

The City2Surf is a fantastic opportunity to provide newcomers and people who have experienced vulnerability with the experience of being one of 80,000 community members, united with one goal.

Join CitySurf

Team SSI, Strong and United, is back! Expect to see us at the starting line on Sunday 12 August - join our 80,000 community members, united with one goal & GIVE now!

 

SSI Employment

Employment is integral for newly arrived refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and for other vulnerable people in our community. Learn more:

Community Innovation Fund workers

Community Fund

The SSI Community Innovation Fund enriches community members, leaders & groups to build a stronger, more vibrant and resilient life together in south-west Sydney. Learn more:

Success stories

SSI Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Vile

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenSue Vile was among the first to be inducted into the SSI’s Armidale volunteer program, bringing with her a wealth of experience and existing training gathered from her time in aid work, in Australia and abroad.

A retired school teacher and nurse, Sue has dedicated an enormous amount of her time in recent years on the front line of humanitarian services, helping refugees at many stages of their journey to safety.

 

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Quality services and support

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.

Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.