Eligibility: Currently hold a Bridging Visa or without a Visa and are applying for Protection.
Case Management Program
Our case management program will work with you and your family to identify what we can do to assist you, advocate for you with
service providers and seek assistance from other service providers to meet your individual needs. We will also assist you to improve
your connections within the community and develop confidence and the practical living skills to address your issues independently.
Accommodation Assistance Program
If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness our accommodation assistance program can assist you. We are able to provide
assistance with rent, rent in arrears or emergency accommodation. We may also be able to provide you with accommodation in
one of our supported accommodation houses. Assistance will be limited to CARAD funding and assessment by a Case Worker.
Emergency Relief Program
Our emergency relief program offers financial assistance to those in desperate need. You will be required to attend our office for an assessment by a Case Worker. We may be able to provide financial assistance to pay for living expense and referrals to other organisations for assistance. Those clients receiving no income will be prioritised, and at the discretion of the Case Worker.
Material Aid Program
You can attend CARAD for our food program which will provide you with fresh fruit and vegetables and dry goods at no-cost. This
service is by appointment only.
Our Material Aid service can provide you with any material goods that you need i.e. nappies, blankets, clothes, kitchen items, furniture etc. at no cost.
Application Assistance Workshop
If you are one of the 30,000 asylum seekers in Australia who have been waiting for 2-3 years for the Minister of Immigration to ‘lift the bar’ and invite you to apply for a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV), and you have been invited to now complete this application you will be contacted by the Humanitarian Group for an information session. CARAD has partnered with The Humanitarian Group to assist asylum seekers to complete this application. If you are unable to pay a Migration Agent to assist you to complete this application you will be contacted by CARAD for an appointment.
These workshops are currently run on Saturday mornings.
Employment, Education and Training Program
CARAD’s Higher Education Working Party is working with a range of Tertiary institutions and vocational centres to assist asylum
seekers to access Higher Education and Training. If you are wanting to attend University, learn a trade or access an educational
program please contact us.
Intensive Employment Assistance Program
If you have work rights, CARAD is able to provide you with intensive assistance to find and secure employment.
Volunteer Support Program
CARAD’s volunteer support program can provide you with individual support for you or your family. All requests for Volunteers to
assist you with a range of tasks are considered so please ask for our help.
Come and join our artist in residence for regular art classes. Learn basic, intermediate and advanced skills in all drawing, painting etc.
If you would like to improve your English language skills or begin to learn to speak, read and write English CARAD runs an English Language Tuition Group Session every Wednesday morning from 10am-12pm. For women only we run a conversational English class every Tuesday from 10am – 12pm. These classes are currently held at the CARAD office.
If you are unable to attend our office for tuition and would prefer to have someone come to your home we are also able to provide this service to you.
Bond and Rent in Advance Loans
If you have secured accommodation but are unable to meet your Bond or Rent in Advance payments we may be able to assist you
with a No Interest Loan which you can pay back to us fortnightly at reasonable repayment rates.
For referral to any of these programs please contact Claire Kartsidimas tel: 08 9227 7322, complete a referral form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.