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 draw to a close in September 2018; the accommodation
will then transition for use as affordable housing for seniors. We are no longer taking referrals for the Eltham Project.
This program was made possible through the generosity of our
valued donors and volunteers.
The Eltham Project may be winding down soon, but the impact that this program has had on those involved will endure long after the last family has moved to private accommodation. These are some of the stories of the many people who have been part of this extraordinary journey.
Venus and Janet
Najwa and Issa
Hanna and Khani
Read a news
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