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Helping hands to start anew

Helping hands to start anew

“I did not know this much joy would be unlocked,” beamed Maggie Patterson, a CRISP supporter group coordinator based in Goulburn, NSW. This joy came from welcoming and supporting a Syrian refugee...

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CRSA/CRISP Overview Booklet

CRSA/CRISP Overview Booklet

Our flagship program, the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP), was designed and delivered by CRSA in partnership with the Australian government following a co-design process...

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CRSA ABC Radio Canberra Interview

  Our CEO, Lisa Button, and National Manager for Community Partnerships & Engagement, Blaise Itabelo, appeared on ABC Radio Canberra to chat about the CRISP and the many Canberrians who are...

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CRSA/CRISP Overview Booklet

Annual Report 2022-23

2022-23 was an incredibly important and momentous year for CRSA - a year in which we were able to clearly demonstrate the power and viability of the community sponsorship model in Australia. Having...

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CRSA/CRISP Overview Booklet

Annual Report 2021-22

2021-22 was a very significant year in the journey of Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA) and its mission. Having only become established as an independent entity in late December 2020,...

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Fundraising Q&A

Fundraising Q&A

Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) has partnered with CRSA to support communities with their fundraising efforts for the CRISP by providing access to the Shout for Good....

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100 Groups, 100 Days

100 Groups, 100 Days

Australia is the land of the fair go, mateship and natural beauty, but it can be a challenging place to navigate as a newly arrived refugee. Community sponsorship changes this experience by...

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Application and Preparation Q&A

Application and Preparation Q&A

So you've got a group together... what next? Come along to one of our weekly Q&A sessions to learn about what you need when applying for the 'CRISP' (Community Refugee Integration and Settlement...

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Live on Triple R

Live on Triple R

Our CEO, Lisa Button, spoke with Anna Strempel live on Triple R about how Australian communities can aid the current global refugee crisis. Lisa appears on The Grapevine show to discuss how groups...

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Zara*’s Story

Zara*’s Story

“I fled Afghanistan with my family one year ago, when the Taliban took over the government. It was very strange in Australia - everything was new and there were a lot of challenges! I had been...

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CRISP Exit Planning Toolkit

CRISP Exit Planning Toolkit

This CRISP Exit Planning Toolkit is designed to assist Community Supporter Groups (CSGs) to enable a smooth transition for the refugee household they’re supporting into the mainstream service sector...

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