The Lebanese Muslim Association provides settlement support to humanitarian entrants, vulnerable migrants, asylum seekers and temporary visa holders in Australia through Thrive – Client Services. We understand the diversity and complexity of our communities and we support individuals and families regardless of their background or religious beliefs. It can take many years to feel part of a new community. For this reason, we assist our clients in their integration journey to have a positive settlement experience in Australia.

 

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (Client Services)

The SETS program supports humanitarian entrants and vulnerable migrants of all ages during the first 5 years of settlement in Australia.
The program aims to provide humanitarian entrants and new arrivals with the tools and skills they require to navigate the Australian social system and local communities through low to medium intensity case work.

 

Key Services

The program is dedicated to supporting and empowering newly arrived migrants through nine key areas, including:

 

Education and Training              Language Services                      Employment Pathways

Health and Wellbeing               Family and Social Support       Civic Participation

Housing                                    Transport                                    Justice

 

Our program offers casework support which assesses the holistic needs of clients and provides them with effective referrals so that they can achieve their needs and goals in the nine key areas.

 

Who is Eligible?

Our service is available to people of diverse cultures and faith. Clients must be newly arrived, having lived in Australia for 5 years or less, and must be living, working or studying within the Canterbury Bankstown area. Clients must also hold either a permanent or temporary visa under the following sub-classes:

  • Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa – 100, 309
  • Child Visa – 101 · Parent Visa – 103
  • Refugee Visa – 200, 201, 203, 204
  • Prospective Marriage Visa – 300
  • Partner Visa – 801, 820
  • Protection visa – 866

*Visas may be subject to change, please contact the team for further eligibility information.


Emergency Relief Support

The Emergency Relief and Support Program aims to provide basic support to vulnerable temporary visa holders, with a strong focus on supporting asylum seekers. We strive to assist in providing relief and financial assistance to those who are not eligible for Commonwealth Government income support during COVID-19.

Key Services

Specialist Case Support             Emergency Relief Essentials          Essential Housing

 

Personal Health and Safety        Telecommunications

 

Who is Eligible?

Our service is available to people of diverse cultures and faith. Clients must be an asylum seeker or other vulnerable temporary visa holder who do not receive Commonwealth Government assistance. Services are only for those who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Services are provided to those residents of the following local government areas:

  • Liverpool
  • Fairfield
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Parramatta

*Visas may be subject to change, please contact the team for further eligibility information.

For more information on our Thrive Client Services please contact the team on thrive@lma.org.au or 0410 394 311.


Resources


Thrive Client Services Pamphlets:

Emergency Relief Support Flyer:

This project is funded by the NSW Government.

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