Warrandyte Diary: Refugee success story supports new arrivals

by | Aug 17, 2022 | Posted to: News | Tags: , , Originally published by: Greg Swedosh, Warrandyte Diary

Hanh Truong brings her lived experience of seeking asylum in Australia to the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) program. In the Warrandyte Diary, she describes her journey from Vietnam to Australia, and how she plans to use her experience settling in a new country to help others.

“Hahn understands the challenges a family may have on arriving, especially some of the differences from home… 

To be proud of their culture and their heritage while at the same time trying to learn the ways of fitting in.”

Finding support in her local community, Hanh has founded the Warrandyte Refugee Support Group who will be welcoming a refugee household directly into their neighbourhood. The group will provide settlement support, and encourage the broader community to embrace their newest members. 

“A lot of people that come from other countries love to share their culture and their food, their language, their heritage, their stories.

If people can be open to that, they will get a lot out of it.”

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If you’re interested in getting involved, come along to our next Public Information Session to hear more about the CRISP program.

Originally published in the Warrandyte Diary, August 2022. Written by Greg Swedosh.