At CARAD we provide a range of services to our asylum seeker, refugee and detainee clients. All of our programs are designed to provide holistic support to our clients and are tailored to meet their needs. Our clients come to us through referrals from other agencies and through self-referral.
We endeavour to assist every client who comes to us for help in the most supportive way possible. We value providing a welcoming and inclusive service for our clients and prioritise those who are in the most desperate need of support.
Case Management Program
Emergency Relief – Financial assistance to those clients who are currently not receiving any income and who are experiencing financial hardship.
Accommodation Assistance – Practical and financial assistance to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Foodbank – Providing clients with little or no income access to fresh fruit and vegetables and pantry items.
No Interest Loans – providing small, no interest loans for travel for Humanitarian Visa Holders and Bond and Rent in Advance loans for asylum seekers.
Student Support – volunteer support for those students struggling with school work due to language barriers.
Community Activities – Regular social events to enable clients to connect with the wider community.
Detention Visiting – Regular visits are undertaken to detention centres in Western Australia to provide support and advocacy to asylum seekers.
Application Assistance Workshops – Volunteer assistance to complete asylum seekers applications for a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV).
Employment, Education and Training – Our Higher Education Working Party can assist clients with access to a range of tertiary institutions and employment opportunities.
English as an Additional Language Tuition – Weekly conversational English classes for women and tuition in the community for all clients by a volunteer.
Community Lunches – Our EAT. SHARE. CONNECT program provides an opportunity for clients to get together once a week and share a meal, planned, cooked and eaten together.
For more information on any of these services please email us or call (08) 9227 7322.