The Welcoming Centre exists to create a safe, supportive and welcoming space for refugee families, people seeking asylum, recently arrived migrants, and the local community.
For the past nine years, through the generosity of countless supporters and partners, the Welcoming Centre has been able to call 100 Drayton Street, Bowden: home.
However, the building has now been sold and our existing lease expires at the end of this year.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new home within the Kilburn Community Centre in partnership with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield at 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn in October.
For more information about the new location and partnership, read our letter to supporters here.
Community Learning Courses
Our next series of Work Skills courses will begin on Monday 17 October in Kilburn – click here for more information and to register
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Established in 2013, and based in suburban Adelaide (South Australia), the Centre provides access to essential services, social support and intercultural connection – with a focus on building authentic relationships that help people to engage more effectively in the diversity of Australian life. Each year, hundreds of families and individuals engage with the Welcoming Centre.
Facilitated by a part-time coordinator, the reach and impact of the Centre relies heavily on the generosity of sponsors, donors, and community volunteers.
Services and programs at the Welcoming Centre include:
- Pathways to employment options,
- Upskilling and training opportunities,
- Financial assistance
- Access to food pantry,
- Referrals to other agencies,
- Nurse practitioner clinic,
- Social supports such as conversational English, help with homework, community garden, craft sessions, community dinners, and volunteering opportunities.