Everyday Australians are supporting refugees through a groundbreaking new approach – you can too!
Do you want to help a refugee family in a practical and meaningful way?
The Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP). enables a local group of five or more people to welcome and support a refugee family from their first day in Australia. We screen and train groups prior to matching them with a refugee household that has been identified as in urgent need of resettlement by the UNHCR.
How do I get involved?
You don’t need to have an established group to start taking the first steps. Submit an individual expression of interest to receive an invitation to our info session, updates about our programs and tips for forming a local group.
If you’ve already formed a group and you’re ready to begin the application process please submit your group’s intention to apply. We recommend designating a ‘Group Coordinator’ to submit this form on behalf of the group.
From promoting the CRISP to forming a group or making a donation, there are many ways to help. If your organisation is interested in learning more about ways you can support CRSA’s work please contact us.
Or support a local group
We’ve talked to many supporters who are keen to help, but don’t have enough free time to take on the responsibility of welcoming a refugee household under the CRISP. Meanwhile, many groups who are up for the challenge would welcome financial contributions to help them raise sufficient funds to cover the costs of welcoming and supporting a refugee household under the CRISP. So, we’re using the Shout platform to allow the former to help out the latter!
Donations are fully tax deductible and there are no transaction fees (thanks to the generosity of ANZ). Some of the fabulous groups you could support are listed below – click on each image to read more.
“If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to help a family settle in.”
Mandy, GMP Mentor
“When we met the group, we thought now we have family here!”
Fatima, GMP Mentee
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