Shelter Project

Apply now! JRS seeks a Housing Project Coordinator.

12th July 2019

Position Title: Housing Project Coordinator Exciting new position! JRS Australia requires an experienced project coordinator who is skilled at networking and building referral pathways and who is passionate about the rights of people seeking asylum.  Work Type/s: Part time  (a…

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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia’s 2019 Winter Appeal.

14th June 2019

At JRS, we witness the anguish, despair and high levels of distress of people seeking protection in our country. Whilst they try to secure a life free from violence, fear, and persecution, they are confronted with a system filled with…

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JRS Australia releases ‘Strangers No More’ federal election policy statement; calls for next Australian government to adopt policies supporting welcome and protection.

10th May 2019

Election Statement: Strangers No More: How Australia’s leaders can welcome, promote, protect and integrate forced migrants. As we step into the final week of the Federal Election 2019 campaign, JRS Australia is pleased to release its election policy statement, Strangers…

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Parramatta is now a Refugee Welcome Zone

28th November 2016

The signing of the Refugee Welcome Zone declaration officially recognised Parramatta as a local government area that makes a real and tangible commitment to welcoming refugees into the community.

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NSW government announces educational support for people seeking asylum

24th November 2016

JRS welcomes the announcement by the NSW Government to allow asylum seekers access to subsidised training as part of the Smart and Skilled program.

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Indigenous elders welcome people seeking asylum to Parramatta

15th September 2016

The Parramatta area has been a meeting place for people of different nations and languages for many generations before the first English speakers arrived in this land. So it was fitting that a group of asylum seekers, who arrived in Australia from many lands, came together in this place to learn and share in the rich culture of the original inhabitants of the area.

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Parramatta community welcomes refugees

12th September 2016

On a warm September evening, in the heart of Parramatta, over 150 people from all over the world gathered to share a meal.

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Accompaniment at every stage of the journey

19th August 2016

“All are treated with equal dignity and respect, no matter where they are in the process of seeking protection and regardless of how they arrived in Australia.” Casework at JRS certainly keeps you on your toes. As a drop-in service,…

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Women Seeking Asylum Attend JRS Health and Pamper Day

19th August 2016

On a cold and wet Friday morning in early August, around 20 women gathered at the JRS Arrupe Place Community Centre to share cups of tea and conversation, but this was more than just a day to catch up with friends. It was the second JRS Women’s Health and Pamper Day. A day for the women we work with to take a break and focus on their own care and relaxation.

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Community responds to JRS’ winter clothing appeal

20th July 2016

Over 300 asylum seekers living in Western Sydney benefited from JRS’ second annual Winter Clothing Bazaar recently. Hundreds of donated items were delivered in the days leading up to the bazaar, highlighting the fact that many people in the community are concerned about the welfare of those seeking asylum.

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