VISION & AIMS
- Promoting socio-economic participation of refugees and migrants who have been in Australia for more than 5 years (i.e. no longer eligible for settlement programs and yet still struggling to integrate);
- Combating loneliness and social isolation for all Australians (currently in the Logan and Brisbane Councils).
This is achieved through five interconnected programs and services by a super multidisciplinary and multicultural team made of experts in their field: managers, psychologists, social workers, community developers, teachers, economists, HR, administration, IT, et cetera. All the ARMIA staff have up to 50 years of experience, including but not limited to working with refugees and migrants, and have a blue card allowing them to work with children.
We are here to contribute to removing the fit and skilled Australians (from refugee and migrant backgrounds) from endless welfare dependency, empowering them to (re)join the work market and/or entrepreneurship, hence proudly take their rightful, acknowledged and supported place in the community and Australian society.
ARMIA’s 5 programs have been carefully designed, successfully created opportunities to identify and contribute to addressing serious issues within the CALD and refugee community, such as complex physical and mental health issues, homelessness, domestic violence, English language and communication problems, misinformation concerning almost every aspect of what we consider the ordinary Australian way of life, mistrust of agencies, poor employment opportunities, youth drug and alcohol abuse, youth crime and prostitution, exposure to radicalism and fundamentalism, youth lacking belonging and hope for promising future in the Australian society, endless welfare dependency and for a sizeable section of the community the lack of government support following the conclusion of a 5 year settlement program.
At ARMIA we are determined to contribute to removing the fit and skilled “forgotten ones” from endless welfare dependency, empowering them to (re)join the work market and/or entrepreneurship, hence proudly take their rightful, acknowledged and supported place in the community and Australian society.