Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The Oceania Province works to support and empower refugee and asylum seeking individuals and communities as they seek to build a life in Australia.

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Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, Homebush NSW

In the spirit of Edmund Rice, ERCRS seeks to improve the lives of and opportunities for, children and young people from a refugee background by supporting them in their education and providing them with access to free learning support along with a range of social activities throughout the year.

Our programs include: A Homework Club, Tutoring Program, Social Activities, and a Young Women’s Mentoring Program.

For more information about our work, please visit:

Edmund Rice Community and Refugee Services Site

 

Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka (Perth, WA)

Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka provides a gathering place for people from diverse cultural backgrounds to be accepted for who they are and to value their gifts.

Building on the primacy of relationships the Centre creates opportunities for people from indigenous, refugee, asylum seeker, youth and family backgrounds to be engaged in advocacy and education processes that empower them.

Our programs include ESL, Computer Skills, Women’s Groups, Life skills, Driver Education, Social Events, Youth Activities and Casework.

For more information about our work, please visit :

View Mirrabooka Site

Edmund Rice Community and Refugee Services (St Albans, Victoria)

In the spirit of Edmund Rice, ERCRS seeks to improve the lives of and opportunities for, children and young people from a refugee background by supporting them in their education and providing them with access to free learning support along with a range of social activities throughout the year.

Our programs include: A Homework Club, Tutoring Program, Social Activities, and a Young Women’s Mentoring Program.

For more information about our work, please visit:

Edmund Rice Community and Refugee Services Site

Build the Bridge Volunteers (Adelaide,SA)

Build the Bridge Volunteers are an energetic, welcoming and dynamic young adult volunteer community passionate about justice and inspired by the example Edmund Rice. Their vision is to empower ourselves and others to actively enable justice.

Their Refugees and Asylum Seeker support programs include: Social Inclusion activities, advocacy, recreation programs in detention centres and Welcome Dinners.

For more information about our work, please visit

Build the Bridge Volunteers

Edmund Rice Camps (Australia and New Zealand)

Edmund Rice Camps across Oceania are community based not for profit organisations providing positive recreational experiences for children, youth and families who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Supported by a 1:1 ratio of volunteers to participants, Edmund Rice Camps provide an environment of fun, acceptance, care and growth.

We offer a range of recreational opportunities specifically designed to support refugee and asylum seeking children.

For more information about our work, please visits:

Edmund Rice Camps

Edmund Rice Advocacy for Change (Qld)

While this group is an independent group we work closely with them.

It is student-led and centred. Young people with and for young people are taking a rights-based approach to issues of concern.

Their website contains many very good ideas and resources to assist teachers or others to heighten awareness of justice issues, to engage in advocacy and to pass on the message of compassion and justice.

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