Migrant Support Services
Orange City Council's Migrant Support Officer is funded through the Department of Social Services.
Our Migrant Support officer provides information, referral and individual casework to newly-arrived and socially-isolated migrants living in the local government area of Orange with outreach services to Cabonne, Forbes and Parkes Shires.
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The Aim of the Migrant Support Service is to:
Provide information, referral and casework services for migrants, and dependants of skilled migrants and refugees of up to 5 years residence in Australia;
Provide community support through information sessions and group development;
Offer support for, and partnership with other providers to ensure their awareness of settlement needs and the facilitation of cultural awareness training throughout the year;
Offer assistance for Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community members to integrate into the community;
Provide specific assistance to Sudanese community members with up to 5 years' residency.
The Orange Multicultural Network (OMN)
Network meetings are held twice during each school term at the Community Information and Services Centre, 79-81 Kite Street Orange between 10.30am and 12 noon.
An annual meeting of the OMN and the Regional Multicultural Interagency is held in the Councillors Work Room, Civic Square Byng Street, Orange.
For information on dates, please contact Anni Gallagher on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community volunteers undertake training, induction and cultural awareness before linking with families to provide social and emotional support in settling into the community. The program is beneficial to both parties. See the Mentor Connections flyer below:
Women's Arts and Sewing Circle
The Women's Arts and Sewing Cirle meet each Friday at the Senior Citizens Centre, 77 Kite Street Orange. Access is available via the Woolworths car park, at the side of the building. Come along and share morning tea, meet new people and learn some basic sewing skills. Also meeting at the same time are the Orange Fibre Artist Group.
Attendees are requested to bring along a small plate of food to share. Entry cost is a gold coin donation. All welcome, including children.
For bookings or further information, please contact Anni Gallagher on email: email@example.com or phone the Community Information and Services Centre on 6393 8600
Regional Multicultural Interagency
The Regional Multicultural Interagency meets annually in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, and Lithgow. Contact Anni Gallagher for dates and venues.
Translator Interpreter Services (TIS) phone: 13 1 450
Migration Agents from Northern Settlement Services, Newcastle (previously known as the Migrant Resource Centre) are available for telephone consultation on 1800 813 205.If you have any questions about family migration, permanent residence, Australian citizenship or other immigration related matters, consider using the opportunity to speak to a qualified officer. First consultation is FREE and then there are scaled charges according to income levels. Postal address: 8 Chaucer Street, Hamilton, NSW 2303