CABOOLTURE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
His Harvest is privileged to partner with Hope For All Nations, a grassroots ministry reaching out to our refugee community in Caboolture, Queensland.
Hope For All Nations began with one volunteer assisting the South Sudanese community facing numerous socio-economic challenges surrounding language, education, housing and employment. Today a group of six to eight volunteers now provide benevolent relief to numerous refugee and migrant families living in Caboolture.
In Caboolture the dominant refugee community are from South Sudan. Refugees face many challenges in accessing the enormous opportunities that living in Australia can provide. Adjusting to a foreign culture while unable to navigate through government bureaucracy to access available services can frequently be exacerbated by the added challenges around education, English literacy, limited skills or work history.
Over the last two years HFAN has provided the following services to the refugee community in Caboolture:
Assistance with sourcing rental accommodation including applications, advocacy, rental and bond assistance.
Assistance with seeking employment including job applications, preparation of resumes, job seeking.
Assistance and advocacy with accessing government services including Centrelink, Medicare, Schools, Medical Services.
Educational support for adults and children when English is the second language.
Providing general training in various life skills from moving lawns, cooking, learning to drive, buying cars, budgeting.
Provision of emergency loans to reduce any risk of default or indebtedness.
Transport to medical appointments and other emergency transport needs.
Providing limited sporting opportunities for children.