Embracing Ministries has been supporting a number of refugee families with children with disabilities. Arriving in a new country as a refugee is a major challenge. Arriving as a refugee with a disability compounds that challenge significantly. Refugees with disability face significant barriers upon their arrival in Australia, including problems accessing support, essential equipment, or suitable housing.
Refugees on permanent humanitarian visas are eligible for the NDIS, while people seeking asylum (such as those on bridging visas) and refugees on Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas are not able to access the NDIS. Embracing Ministries has been supporting a number of families who have children with significant disabilities who are on bridging visas. Refugees who arrive with a disability often do not get the equipment or support they need, leading to these horrible examples of children with disabilities not having the therapies or equipment they need and they fall through the cracks. Embracing Ministries is having a fund raiser to raise fund for families with children who have significant disabilities and need therapies and equipment.
Amber Nichols was The Voice finalist for 2015 and Katie De Veau who is an international artist has offered to do a concert to raise funds for our refugee families. The concert is on the 20th July at Mosaic Baptist church Church Dallachy Street, Page at 6.30 to start at 7pm. If you would like to support refugee children receive the care they need please donate Anglican Investment Development Fund (AIDF) BSB 702 389 Acc: 0520 984 label it refugee fund.
If you would like to join us for an Evening of Music, Coffee and Cake you can purchase a ticket. Tickets available: www.trybooking.com/BDCYT for more information contact Andrea firstname.lastname@example.org