This community non-profit organisation provides a range of community services in response to identified needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Their Mission: “Sydney Multicultural Community Services is a non profit organisation committed to the direct relief of suffering among people who, because of barriers such as poverty, isolation and disability are not able to enjoy the advantages of this society” The Centre is committed to providing direct relief of suffering and enhancing the quality of life of people from CALD communities, including the aged, newly arrived migrants and refugees and those in crisis, suffering from language barriers, isolation, frailty, disability, sickness, dislocation, poverty, disadvantage, destitution, misfortune and helplessness. The Centre’s main objectives are: To encourage and facilitate development and empowerment among ethnic communities. To promote and facilitate participation and cooperation between ethnic communities. To develop and enhance greater understanding amongst funding bodies and local service providers of the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities and ethnic groups. To provide direct aid and support to culturally and linguistically diverse members of the community, including the aged, newly arrived refugees and migrants, people in crisis, people who care for someone with a disability or dementia and families with young children. Services and assistance are offered to disadvantaged migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants, regardless of sex, religion, political affiliation or ethnic background. Those who have a relative or friend who requires assistance can visit the Centre and speak to our staff who will ensure that all issues are dealt with at the highest level of sensitivity and professionalism while assuring confidentiality.
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