When people arrive in the Illawarra as humanitarian refugees, they come with a lifetime of skills, talent and experience. But many also carry personal histories of trauma and upheaval. While they’re determined to rebuild their lives in Illawarra, they often encounter the many obstacles that come with settling in a new country.
For 10 years, SCARF Refugee Support has worked to bridge this gap, by linking local volunteers with refugee families, and providing crucial support to over 1000 men, women and children in the Illawarra. We want to help each individual achieve their full potential.
SCARF’s commitment to our community is endless, but unfortunately, our funding is not. We receive no government assistance, and rely entirely on small grants to keep the doors open and the welcome mat out.
This is where you come in.