Mercy Connect has been established since 2008 and currently operates in Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat and Perth. Mercy Connect is a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy. This volunteer program recruits, trains and supports volunteers to assist school students whose families have been refugees or have entered Australia on humanitarian visas. After training, the volunteers offer support to students as they settle into the Australian school system. This support nurtures well-being and self esteem. We have a existing program in Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, Perth and currently establishing in Bendigo and Colac.