Welcoming Centre


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. 

Opening Hours

Tuesdays: Drop in Centre open 10.00am – 2.00pm

10:30am – 12.00pm Conversational English class
*child-minding provided onsite

2.30pm – 5.30pm Community Garden
Social gardening program for all skill levels

4:00pm – 6:00pm Chai and Conversation
Social program with conversational English practice,homework help, games and employment assistance
*child-minding provided onsite

Thursdays: Drop in Centre open 10.00am – 2.00pm

10:30am – 12.00pm Conversational English class
*child-minding provided onsite

Monthly Community Dinners are BACK from June 2021. Due to CovidSafe regulations, registrations are essential.
Book here for June Community Dinner.

Closed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Chai and Conversation at Cooinda!

Fridays 12.30pm – 2.30pm: Chai and Conversation sessions are held at Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre (245 Sturt Road, Sturt) every Friday during school term.
Come along to practice English and meet new friends.
Phone 8375 6703 to book. For more information, visit Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre

 

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Overview

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

Services provided at the Centre include:

  • ​Emergency Assistance, including:
    • access to food pantry;
    • limited financial assistance for those facing hardship;
    • referrals to support services and employment pathways.
  • Homework help, social support and employment assistance
  • English language classes and conversational English practice
  • Community dinners
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Community picnics and participation in other social and sporting events

Referral Form

    Referral Organisation Details

    Organisation

    Full name*

    Contact number*

    Email*


    Client Details

    The client has given permission for this information to be shared with Welcoming Australia.

    Full name*

    Gender* MaleFemale

    Age (years)

    Address

    Contact number*

    Email*

    Visa Category*

    Cultural background:

    Preferred language:

    The client needs an interpreter.

    What help does the client need?