July 2022 newsletter: Find out about Family days + Action on reconciliation

July 21, 2022

Two minutes inside the ASC

Many new supporters have joined us recently, so we wanted to share this new short video which gives you a peek inside the Asylum Seekers Centre, our impact and the richness of our community.

How many of our services can you hear mentioned in this presentation?

Bringing families together

At an ASC Family Day, parents collect free nappies and baby essentials while children play and get creative together. After catching up and making friends over a hot community lunch, people can access information about school enrolments, health checks and get support from ASC staff and volunteers. This new initiative of our Community Engagement team is a special day for the many families with young children in the ASC community.

Read more about the joyful fun of an ASC Family Day

ASC Reconciliation Action Plan endorsed

We are delighted to share that the Asylum Seekers’ Centre Reflect RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) was endorsed this month by Reconciliation Australia.

As we extend our respect, provide support and say ‘welcome’ to people seeking asylum arriving in Australia, we do so in a deep acknowledgement and recognition of First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands in which people seeking asylum seek safety. 2022 is an important year for Indigenous action and reflection in Australia and we are committed to playing our part.

Running in #teamASC was never easier

This year, to help prepare runners for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, we are collaborating with F45 Training in Newtown on an 8 week run training program. Everyone in the program will be running and fundraising to support people seeking asylum. And the best part? All the profits from the training program are also donated to the Asylum Seekers Centre.

People seeking safety still need our help

In the past financial year the ASC supported almost 4000 people to go from survival to thriving in the Sydney community. While we are hopeful of action from the newly elected Federal Government, there has been no change as yet to the cruel policies and harsh conditions people are living in while they wait for their refugee status to be recognised.

Please donate to help us continue our support.

Asylum-seeking families connect and play at the ASC How we’re responding to feedback on our recreation programs