Asylum Seekers To Citizens: From Detention Centres To Independent Housing

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Authors: Robert Habel, SA

Year: 2006

Event: 2006 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Reaching out to Communities, REFUGEES, ACCOMMODATION, COMMUNITY

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 9780975765326

Abstract: The Refugee Support Program, a non clinical community support program, is a recent initiative of Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide. The program works with asylum seekers who have exited Glenside Psychiatric Hospital, all of whom had recently been detained for a number of years in Baxter and other detention centres in Australia. This paper will outline the evolving history of the program in response to the complex needs of the clients, it will explore the roles and experiences of community support workers and provide views about the support from the perspective of the clients.

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