ADRA’s Settle Assist project provides integrated social and mental health support services to migrant youth at risk and their families in Melbourne’s southeast in partnership with Afri-Aus Care Inc. Through our services and programs we promote social inclusion, crime prevention, community development and youth resilience.
The partnership provides mentoring through basketball (Black Rhinos), healthy cooking on a budget, conversational English classes, alternative education pathways, community gardening, culturally specific family support, advocacy through the court network and prison visits, as well as pathways to training and employment through ADRA Cafés.
Youth are offered the opportunity to choose what they would like to participate in and become more open to learning new values and the importance of respecting themselves and others. We are always looking for more willing volunteers to get involved, form friendships and make a difference. Please contact Michaela Jones for more information.