Food Bank

The LMA runs a weekly food bank service to help ensure those in need have the opportunity to feed themselves and their families by purchasing consumable items at a heavily subsidised rate.

The food bank runs every week and all are welcome, no questions asked. To learn more or find out when the next food bank is operating, please contact us today.

Youth Work

The LMA continues to grow its youth work and outreach programs to help support the young people in our community. Ongoing programs include the Success Cycle, school holiday activities, Friday Night Lights Soccer tournaments and Youth Camps.

To learn more about the ongoing Youth program and activities, please contact us today.

Social Work

The LMA has long been providing social services to the local community and continues to work to help the needy and disadvantaged residents of NSW. The services provided by the LMA include counselling, casework, referral services, and crisis intervention advocacy.

The LMA also work with individuals who are facing a range of issues relating to family and marital disputes, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, grief and loss, homelessness, and financial hardship.

If you need assistance, would like to make an appointment, or would like more information, please contact us today.

The LMA’s free weekly legal clinic runs every Tuesday and Friday.

The free clinic provides legal advice in most areas of law, including but not limited to:

  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Commercial law
  • Islamic Wills

To make an appointment please contact us today.

Financial Services

If you would like to give Zakat, Sadaqah or Qurban please click the button below.

If you would like to apply for Zakat or Sadaqah please click the button below.

The LMA facilitate a community financial service to help those in financial difficulty.

The service includes help with paying utility bills, including;

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Gas

Help with housing and cost of living, including;

  • Housing applications
  • Rental assistance
  • Furniture acquisition
  • Weekly food bank

Help with paying off government fines through the NSW governments Work Development Order (WDO) through the Revenue NSW Department.

The WDO is a government scheme to assist those with unpaid fines reduce and or pay off their fines through unpaid work with an approved organisation, such as the LMA.

As specified on the Revenue NSW website, you are eligible to apply for the WDO if you;:

  • Have a mental illness, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment
  • Are homeless
  • Have a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or volatile substances
  • Are experiencing financial hardship to satisfy their fines through unpaid work with an approved organisation or through certain courses or treatment.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation with our trained social workers about any of our Financial Services , please contact us today.

In accordance with the teachings of Islam, the LMA also provides financial aid to those most in need through the distribution of Zakat, Sadaqah and Qurban.

If you would like to give Zakat Sadaqah or Qurban please click here.

If you would like to apply for Zakat or Sadaqah, please click here.

To ensure the dignity and respect of our brothers and sisters is preserved, the LMA maintains complete confidentiality of those who apply.

If you would like to learn more about the LMA charity program or would like to donate, please click here.

AMAN PsychSupport Clinic

AMAN PsychSupport Clinic is a free culturally and religiously sensitive community based psychology service. PsychSupport is the first of its kind within the community and is available free of charge without the need for a referral from your GP or a Medicare card.

The clinic offers English, Arabic and Bengali speaking psychologists who are available for consultation if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Low mood or depression
  • Excessive worry, anxiety, stress or panic
  • Obsessions or compulsions
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Grief and loss
  • Other concerns such as parenting, work-related issues, difficulties with sleep, relationship issues, issues relating to study, loneliness, feeling isolated from the community

If you want to see a PsychSupport psychologist, please contact our team to book in your appointment here.

Operating hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Location: LMA Head Office, ground level, 71-75 Wangee Road, Lakemba 2195

Please note: Aman PsychSupport Clinic is not a 24/7 or crisis service. If you, or someone you know, are experiencing psychosis, distress, a mental health crisis requiring urgent care (for example, people who are at risk of harming themselves or others), contact Emergency on 000 or, if you require counselling, the below services are available 24/7.

If you are experiencing any of the following please be advised that AMAN PsychSupport Clinic is not suitable and you will need to access the aforementioned services:

  • The need for couples counselling
  • Psychosis (e.g. hearing voices)
  • A mental health crisis or requiring urgent care (e.g. people at risk of harming themselves or others)

Australian Multicultural Aged Nursing Program (AMAN)

The AMAN Aged Care program aims to develop a welcoming and peaceful care facility for elderly Muslim Australians from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

The AMAN facility will provide a culturally and religiously appropriate home, allowing for a worry-free and healthy social lifestyle for elderly Muslim Australians while creating a favourable and practical option to meet the high care needs of residents. The facility will cater to all requirements needed by Muslims, such as appropriate prayer facilities, halal meals, appropriate accommodation and inclusion of important cultural etiquettes when caring for the elderly from CALD backgrounds.

The AMAN facility will provide over 100 beds and will be situated near Lakemba Mosque, encouraging a family based communal environment for all of its residents.

Australian Multicultural Foster Care Program (AMFC)

The Australian Multicultural Foster Care (AMFC) Program focuses on providing appropriate out-of-home care services for children and young people who come from a Muslim family or are otherwise identified as Muslim.

The AMFC program is an important initiative for the local Muslim community. It is currently in the planning and development phase and will be accessible to the community in the near future.