Circle of Friends consists of a number of Circles (groups) that work in various ways to support asylum seekers and refugees
COVID 19 impacts has left many asylum seekers and refugees in Australia without any income or health support. Read more about how our Circles are responding to this emergency situation.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions we are unable to run any events at present. However the demand for support has increased. Loss of employment and lack of Government support means that many asylum seekers and refugees are struggling to buy food or pay rent.
Rapid Response for Refugees Circle Appeal
COVID and the Government recently moving number of people out of Community Detention onto Bridging Visa with no income support has placed higher than usual stress on Rapid Response for Refugees Circle’s finances. We urgently need donations to get through the next two months (December – January).
We are spending nearly $3,000 month to help keep families in a home, give access to vital medicines and to assist in gaining skills necessary for employment.
Circle of Friends Australia works toward creating a welcoming Australian community which responds in compassion and generosity to all who seek safety and a new life amongst us, giving them hope and friendship and assisting them to adjust and develop into contributing members of our community.
- Help us to continue supporting refugee families over Christmas Warmest thanks to all our donors who have enabled us to …Read More »
- Over October and November this year, more than 500 Refugees and Asylum Seekers across Australia are being moved out of …Read More »
- The Iranian Women’s Association has launched a petition that says that since COVID-19 has temporarily stopped migration, now is the …Read More »
- A partnership between COFA and the University of Adelaide. The Guest Speaker at this year’s AGM was Alexander Reilly, Professor …Read More »
- The Food Box Project was started by Rachel Lafain for Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) holders who had lost jobs …Read More »
Circle of Friends Australia are local community groups which support refugees and asylum-seekers living in the community, or visit those in detention. Members of each Circle are volunteers who come from a wide range of backgrounds but share a common commitment to welcoming and assisting new arrivals with the difficult process of establishing themselves in a new country, or with the challenges of detention…Read more
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Assist in welcoming new arrivals to Australia in the compassionate and generous way that we believe Australians are by: