In the Salisbury region of South Australia where SCR was founded, there are many refugees who have been settled here as recent arrivals to Australia. For them, settling in and making a new home is a long and often difficult process. Challenges vary from entering into the Australian workforce, creating social connections and finding accomodation.
The Welcoming Centre located in Bowden, South Australia, is focused on reducing the challenges faced by refugees, asylum seekers and recently arrived immigrants. The Welcoming centre provide the following services:
-Referrals to various support services and employment pathways
-Access to emergency food and other assistance for those facing hardship
-English language classes and social English gatheringsCommunity Dinners
-Community GardenNarrative and performance such as the Adelaide Fringe event – Refugee Stories, Secret Recipes and Dinner
-Community picnics and participation in other social and sporting events
This is why we have decided to partner with Welcoming Australia by donating 50% of profits to the Welcoming Centre. We look forward to being able to grow the business and thus, move towards our goal of being able to make a difference to the lives of others.