Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation established in 1996. It focuses on providing specialised support services to newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants.
The CMRC covers the Hills, Parramatta, Hornsby, Cumberland, Ryde, Hunters Hill and Ku-ring-gai local government areas.
Services provided include:
- Settlement services that assist new arrivals to build self-reliance and integrate into the local community
- Employment and training that assists the target group to understand and access the Australian labour market programs
- Social enterprise and career-based opportunities
- Family support initiatives that address some of the social and cultural challenges for new entrants to Australia.
CMRC operates within a community capacity building framework by encouraging individuals and multicultural communities to identify and address their own issues and to work in collaborative partnership with other agencies to provide services that have both an immediate and long-term benefit for the community.
Community Migrant Resource Centre assists newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants.
Settlement program. This provides support, information and referrals to meet the needs of newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees in the first five years of arrival. It links new arrivals to services in order to facilitate a smooth transitioning into life in Australia.
Multicultural Support Workers Program. This service provides language and cultural assistance to Family and Community Services caseworkers and community partners when they have clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in their system.
Early Intervention and Perinatal Program. This assists CALD parents with children (0-8) with parenting programs and links to services.
CALD Small Biz Program. This program assists small business owners from target CALD communities with information and tools to meet their obligations under state and national legislation.
Refugee Youth Transitions Support Program. Assists young people (14-25) to participate in education and make successful transition to employment and community connectedness. This project also facilitates pathways to address disengagement and marginalisation and promote social cohesion.
Community Migrant Resource Centre
Business hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Head office address: Level 4, 1 Horwood Place Parramatta NSW 2150
Postal address: P.O. Box 1081 Parramatta NSW 2124
Telephone: (02) 9687 9901