At CatholicCare’s Refugee Hub, we support people from refugee, asylum-seeker, and vulnerable migrant backgrounds to settle into life in Australia. We welcome people from all social, ethic and religious backgrounds.
We aim to assist people in gaining the confidence to engage with their local community and empower them on their journey to independence. Our team takes a strength-based approach and ground our practices in culturally sensitive and trauma-informed care.
We operate a comprehensive and individualised intake and referral system, and provide casework and advocacy support for refugees and new migrants to access community services.
In 2021, your help is needed more than ever, with an average of 17 new families referred to our Refugee Hub every month. Thousands of people seeking asylum have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and rely on local charities and communities due to a lack of government support. Find out more about how you can donate.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Refugee Hub, and each brings their own unique talents to help refugees benefit from health, education, social, and welfare opportunities. You can read more about becoming a volunteer here.
Thanks to your support, we can continue providing a range of practical programs that promote inclusion, wellbeing, confidence, and skills development.
Contact and Referrals
To find out more about CatholicCare Refugee Hub, please email us at email@example.com.
To make a referral, please complete our referral form and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grocery Hamper Donations
The Refugee Hub runs a weekly program where grocery hampers are provided to families in need. These families are often asylum seekers who have no income, and very low-income single parents from a refugee background who support several children on their own.
As Northern NSW is ravaged by the flood crisis, our fresh produce donations have been extremely limited. To keep providing grocery boxes for our families, the Hub has needed to dip into the emergency relief pantry, and our supplies are running critically low.
With your donations, we will be able to restock the pantry and continue providing food those who are doing it tough. These items can be dropped off at the Refugee Hub (58 Church St, Mayfield) during business hours on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Items our Refugee Hub needs include:
- Pasta sauce
- Canned tomatoes
- Dried fruits
- Dried chickpeas
- Bottles of olive oil and vegetable oil
- Milk powder
- Cous cous
- Sweet biscuits
- Tea and coffee
- Incontinence pads
- Supermarket gift vouchers (for groceries only)