Asylum Seeker Centre
ASC is the largest, community-funded organisation in NSW working with people seeking asylum or protection while living in the Australian community. The Centre provides practical and social support for families and individuals, including emergency accommodation, legal and financial support, social workers, case management and advocacy with other agencies, health care, employment assistance, a food bank and daily meals.
The grant will be used to employ a specialist children social worker for the 349 children aged 0-17 years currently being assisted by the Centre. The social worker will lead and coordinate the ASC’s support for these children such as coordinate relationships with other staff and external organisations to speed up children’s access to quality education, childcare, specialist health care (e.g. disability aids) and family programs such as counselling.