Australian Refugee Association

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Money & Finances

The Australian Refugee Association (ARA) supports newly arrived communities and individuals, empowering clients to participate actively in all aspects of life in Australia.

ARA offer financial counselling in partnership with UnitingCare Wesley Bowden which is funded by the Department of Social Services, this service provides budgeting, information and advocacy for people experiencing financial difficulties.

In addition this service offers small one-off payments to eligible clients for assistance with utility bills and contributions towards education costs (eg: uniforms, textbooks, calculators). Currently available for people living or studying in the Marion, Mitcham and Port Adelaide-Enfield council areas.

For more information, contact an office near you.

Last updated 17 September, 2020