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Eltham Project - a place to call home

The Eltham Refugee Housing and Support Project provides accommodation and settlement support to newly arrived refugees from Syria and Iraq.

This project is delivered in partnership with St Vincent’s Health Australia, who have provided refurbished units on the site of their Eltham Aged Care facility. CatholicCare provides tenancy and settlement support.

Refugee families pay rent while staying in the units and are assisted with orientation to the local area (transport and other services) and linked in to schools, training and employment opportunities. They will also be assisted with English language, financial literacy, homework and social support.

By providing this essential combination of housing and settlement support, newly arrived refugees can adjust to their new home, establish positive community links and rental history, and secure employment so they are better equipped to move into the private rental market.

The project will operate until late 2018; the accommodation will then transition for use as affordable housing for seniors.

How do families access this service?

We can take referrals from agencies providing Humanitarian Settlement Services as well as from ethno-specific agencies and communities.

Support and information is available to those who speak languages other than English.


Get involved

This program is made possible through the generosity of our valued donors and volunteers.

To make a donation, please contact fundraising@ccam.org.au

To enquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact volunteer@ccam.org.au

More information

Contact us

Download the factsheet

Read a news story

View the Eltham Project newsletters on our Publications page. 

Watch a video (below) about the project

The Butterfly Project from bruce stephens on Vimeo.

Other services

Asylum Seeker Support

Refugee Settlement Program 


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