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Craft a freedom bird and fly it to Parliament – send a strong message to MPs that you want a permanent, safe home for people seeking asylum in Australia.

Run 4 Refugees in 2019

Whether you run, walk, skip or jog you can champion hope and empower people seeking asylum through a Run 4 Refugees event. Join our compassionate community of supporters, volunteers, staff and people seeking asylum in a running event near you. Register today!

Anne's Thank You

A thank you from Anne, nurse in the ASRC’s Health Clinic. “In the face of distress, need and the relentless daily grind of searching for resources to support our clients, we want you to know that without your compassion, your financial and your moral support, we just couldn’t do it.”

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Volunteering Positions Now Open

Join our incredible community of over 1,200 volunteers and make a positive impact on the lives of people seeking asylum. We have 31 positions available from social workers, psychiatrists and registered nurses to community foods cooking volunteers.

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    • 10 JUL 19
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    The ASRC Calls for Construction Support in New Dandenong Development Project

    The ASRC Calls for Construction Support in New Dandenong Development Project

    The ASRC Calls for Construction Support in New Dandenong Development Project The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is set to expand with the construction of a new Integrated Services Hub at Dandenong to provide vital services to people seeking asylum in Melbourne’s south-east. The ASRC will partner with other service providers to expand vital services

    • 08 JUL 19
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    Building Resilience through Trauma Informed Practice

    Building Resilience through Trauma Informed Practice

    On the back of last year’s announcement that funding for the Asylum Seeker Vocational Education Training (ASVET) program has been continued until 2021, the program hosted the successful ‘Building Resilience Through Trauma Informed Practice’ workshop at RMIT University Melbourne in May 2019. The ASVET program helps people seeking asylum on Bridging Visa Class E, Temporary

    • 12 JUN 19
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    Stand with us at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day (June 20)

    Stand with us at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day (June 20)

    Stand in solidarity with Refugees and the ASRC for a more welcoming and just Australia by making a donation to the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day, Thursday 20 June. Your donation funds live-saving support and empowerment programs that help refugees in our community to thrive and re-write their futures. The ASRC is calling on

    • 04 JUN 19
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    Celebrating 18 years of impact

    Celebrating 18 years of impact

    A school project, a few students, and a small gifted space in Footscray. This is the origin story of the largest independent human rights organisation providing vital services to people seeking asylum in Australia. In the 18 years that the ASRC’s doors have been open we’ve helped build a coalition of compassion across Australia. While

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    • 16 JUL 19
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    Moved by the Generosity of Man with a Van

    Moved by the Generosity of Man with a Van

    Companies across Australia are leading social change by partnering with charities and non-profit organisations like the ASRC to champion compassion and freedom.  Founded 18 years ago in Melbourne by then university student Tim Bishop, Tim saw a gap in the market for friendly and reliable movers at affordable prices and so began Man with a

    • 11 JUL 19
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    Suzana on volunteering

    Suzana on volunteering

    “My name is Suzana, and I’m a Program Support Volunteer with the ASRC’s Community Food Program. I’ve been volunteering here since April. I’d wanted to volunteer with the ASRC for so long. The catalyst to finally filling in the application form was when my youngest child started high school. I immigrated to Australia from Slovenia

    • 05 JUL 19
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    Thank you from Anne

    Thank you from Anne

    My name is Anne. For over a decade I have been a nurse in the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Health Program. I start my day with a train ride to amazing Footscray. As I cross the road  to ASRC my heart always leaps a bit because I know I will see on our steps a

    • 05 JUL 19
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    Foodie Friday – Kamla’s Tomato Rice

    Foodie Friday – Kamla’s Tomato Rice

    Kamla is one of the ASRC’s member volunteers. She has been volunteering in our Community Meals Program for almost two years, and her beaming smile lights up our kitchen several times a week. Our member volunteers bring the amazing flavours of their home countries’ cuisines to our Community Meals. “People of other nationalities come here

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