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
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
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.
This program is made possible through the generosity of our
valued donors and volunteers.
To make a donation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To enquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact email@example.com
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View the Eltham Project newsletters on our Publications page.
Watch a video (below) about the project
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Asylum Seeker Support
Refugee Settlement Program