The House of Welcome provides support services including case work, employment assistance, English lessons and community programs for refugees, individuals and families who are seeking asylum.
Centre 360 Youth and Family Service specialises in counselling, case work and early intervention to help disadvantaged young people working through family breakdown and/or mental health issues.
Greenlight Movement supports at-risk young people by facilitating a mentor relationship and access to a vehicle to assist young people to achieve their provisional driving licence.
St Francis Social Services
Since 1978, St Francis Social Services has been working to uphold the intrinsic dignity of each person by providing support and advocacy to empower the most disadvantaged and marginalised within our community.
Our services focus supports:
Individuals and families seeking asylum
Disadvantaged young people and their families
“It’s completely changed my relationship with my teenager. I’ve learned to assess the situation and think of strategies to work our problems.”
Parenting Program participant.
“Having a driver’s licence means I can apply for jobs a fair distance away and still be able to pick up my kids at the hours that are set for school.”
Greenlight Movement Learner Driver
“People from the House of Welcome are the first Australians who treated me as a human being, with respect and honour…I felt freedom and happiness.”
Refugee from Burma
Last Year's Achievements
People engaged with our community development activities
Individuals and families received foodbank distributions
People seeking asylum were provided safe accommodation on any given night
Young people participated in STRIVE Early Intervention in-school workshops
Disadvantaged young people received counselling
Young people worked towards achieving a driving licence with a volunteer mentor