What we Provide

Emergency & crisis support

We provide emergency support to people who are facing personal struggles and adversity and do not have the skills, knowledge or cultural understanding necessary to overcome them.

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General community awareness activities

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We participate in public events and community activities with the aim of promoting Refuge of Hope and our services. Activities include exhibitions or displays at community events, and presentations to international students at universities and other education institutions.

Community connectedness & social cohesion

We connect new arrivals with the community and help them to form supportive friendships by organising regular activities and events such as picnics, dinners and excursions.


Referral services

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We refer people to external support agencies or organisations for a range of matters including medical, legal, migration, financial, housing, mental health, welfare and financial issues.


Buddy Program

It’s a program designed for newly arrived international students/ migrants and the established members of Melbournes’s Latin American community. They will form pairs and the established members will provide advice, support and guidance during the lifestyle adjusment in Australia.


Welcoming Activities


We assist new Latin America students in their settlement process and help them get around melbourne. We introduce them to Australian culture, help them building social connections, and provide helpful information in regards to different organisations and procedures in Melbourne (transport, health, job,taxes,food donation and more.)

Latin American Students Skill Development Program

This programis designed for our Latin American students/migrants, who will gain hands on skills and experience. Local business and professional expert volunteers will provide a temporary local experience, and assist all participants to develop and enlarge professional network.