Sydney Refugee Team
Globally we face a refugee crisis – nearly every continent is experiencing mass movements of desperate people who find themselves forcibly uprooted, lonely and frightened.
Millions end up in massive camps, while others simply get lost amongst the statistics of displaced people. They are often thrown into a lifestyle of welfare and dependency where hope and purpose are seldom found.
Here in Australia, displaced people arrive every year and with each new arrival comes the opportunity for each of us to demonstrate and declare the love of Jesus Christ.
The Sydney Refugee Team exists to see the lives of refugees and asylum seekers transformed by the power of God through the building of genuine relationships and through equipping and empowering them to live in a new culture; and to actively engage and equip the local church to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in their community.
The team works to welcome, equip and integrate forcibly displaced people arriving in Australia by empowering them towards a bright and sustainable future. Our heart is to demonstrate unconditional love, compassionate justice and total acceptance to each individual.
We do this by:
- distributing essential items such as food, clothing, vouchers
- sourcing quality new and used furniture
- connecting with local businesses to provide training, work experience and employment opportunities
- assisting families in negotiating the rental market, locating and moving to appropriate housing
- providing transport to and from medical appointments
- Forming friendships – tackling the everyday challenges of life together, understanding a new culture
- Assisting with learning English and conversational English practice
- Life coaching. mentoring and discipling
- Providing opportunities for fun and connection with the wider community – family camps, BBQ’s, sports days, etc
We provide opportunities for the local church to be educated, trained and fully equipped to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in their communities through workshops, seminars, training programs and consultancies.
PARTNERING with The Sydney Refugee Team
There are many ways that you can partner with us in this essential ministry:
Sydney Refugee Team full time.
Email us at srt@iteams org
Meet with a family, get your church involved, host an event.
The opportunities are many!
Next Volunteer Training: Fri 20 & Sat 21 May 2016. Book here now!
Essential items such as good quality second-hand furniture and household items can also go a long way towards helping refugees meet their basic needs.
Click to see our CURRENT specific needs.
Please Note: Our Furniture pick up service is currently closed until further notice.
Please contact us if you are available to assist with coordinating and transporting furniture.
Make a Tax Deductible donation to Sydney Refugee Team.
We rely on donations to fund all activities.
for Sydney Refugee Team
in the annual RIDE for Refugees
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