- can provide a daily hot meal and food and groceries for a week
- can provide a week of safe housing
- can fund a mental health social worker for a day
Mohammad first applied for protection in 2009. During the primary stages of his refugee determination process he experienced high levels of depression and anxiety. Now Mohammad, his pregnant wife and two young children are facing homelessness after being cut from lifesaving income support.
Over 90% of all people seeking asylum in Australia run out of food each week with no money to buy more. Everyday the ASRC Food Program is seeing more and more vulnerable people come through the doors who have no income, no work rights and no where to turn to. See what the Food Program means to our community
For Yasmin* facing her second pregnancy without any income or Medicare was terrifying. She couldn’t get scans, blood test and was struggling with family violence as a result of all the stress. With the help of the ASRC Yasmin finally found support. Unfortunately, her story is one of thousands.
Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. Funds raised by the ASRC are used to advocate for, support and empower over 4,600 people seeking asylum and refugees each year with the provision of support, food, housing, material aid, medical assistance, legal aid, counselling and employment services.
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