‘Now I have some friends here, and whenever I face a problem, I can go to them’
The Australian Women’s Weekly follows the journey of families from Kabul, Afghanistan and Mariupol, Ukraine in this thought provoking article by Samantha Trenoweth.
Featuring comments from our CEO Lisa Button, the article goes on to explain how everyday Australians can provide new arrivals with the support they need via our CRISP program:
“The family was matched with a volunteer group, all newbies who had just completed their mentorship training and were bursting with enthusiasm, and life began to turn around for them overnight.”
“Millions of people, right now, are looking for a safe place to call home,” Lisa says, “and community sponsorship can play a significant role.”
Read the full article here: EXCLUSIVE: Refugees from war-torn Afghanistan and Ukraine share their terrifying journeys to Australia The Australian Women’s Weekly 21/07/2022