Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 02 AUG 18
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    The Dandenong app connecting community

    The Dandenong app connecting community

    A couple of years ago Andrea Kenny turned up at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) at Dandenong wanting to help out. She would have been happy to make the coffee she jokes now, but instead she found herself volunteer project managing the set-up of a mobile app designed to provide a centralised list of

    • 31 JUL 18
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    Help create 500 essentials food packs

    Help create 500 essentials food packs

    Every week the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Foodbank provides over 700 vulnerable people with basic groceries and necessities. In early August, this number is expected to surge, and the Foodbank needs your help to create 500 Essentials Packs to ensure the most vulnerable in our community don’t go without. The Essentials Packs will be

    • 18 JUL 18
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    Gender agenda

    Gender agenda

    You might think a service called Gender Clinic belongs in a hospital or allied health setting. But in the context of the ASRC’s Human Rights Law Program (HRLP) it operates as a unique and highly sought after service that is not replicated anywhere else in Australia. In short, Gender Clinic offers specialised immigration advice and

    • 18 JUL 18
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    Teacher, I am so happy today

    Teacher, I am so happy today

    Earlier this month the Dandenong Centre celebrated its latest training achievement with the presentation of certificates to fifty students undertaking classes in the first semester of the ASRC’s ongoing English as an Additional Language (EAL) program. Training Coordinators, Simon Dalton and Ann Carter presented each student with a laminated certificate that signalled their class attendance