Humanitarian Settlement Service (HSS)
Funded by Department of Immigration and Citizenship, in partnership with the AMES Consortium
Spectrum MRC has been involved in delivering the Humanitarian Settlement Strategy (HSS) over its existence and since April 2011 as part of a consortium with AMES. HSS provides coordinated settlement support to Refugees, Special Humanitarian Entrants (SHP) and their sponsors during their INITIAL SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS UPON ARRIVAL. Spectrum MRC provides the Case Management service within the contract in the North East Region. Case Co-ordinators assume responsibility for the needs assessment of eligible clients, in order to determine what services are required within designated time lines. They ensure that all relevant services and referrals are managed and delivered in a co-ordinated way. The role ensures that new arrivals develop the skills, knowledge and support to begin to build their lives as part of the Australian community.
The current Consortium partners are AMES Settlement, SCAAB, Redback Security Services, Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL), Spectrum MRC and New Hope MRC. Full details of the program is available in this document.
To find out more, please contact Nuha Markus, HSS Co-ordinator, on (03) 9301 7400.