All the latest updates and events from Metro Assist
View this email in your browser

Problems with Granny Flats, Soup Drive for Winter and Happy Refugee Week from everyone at Metro Assist!

Kicking it for Diversity brought together young people in celebrating Refugee Week through a soccer afternoon at Marrickville PCYC.
June is the month of Refugee Week! This year's theme is With Courage Let Us All Combine. This theme reminds us that it takes courage to be a refugee, and it takes courage to stand up for refugees and help them settle in their new home. At Metro Assist, we have always had a mission to improve the lives of new Australians and as you can see below, we have many past and future events that aim to do just that. 

Resumes and Resilience

This workshop is addressed to people of all walks of life who wish to boost their self-confidence, learn how to become more resilient and get ready to work.
Learn more and register

Marrickville Celebrates Refugee Week

Settlement Services Youth & Family worker for Marrickville Litsa Nossar organised three events for Refugee Week 2017, in partnership with Marrickville Youth Resource CentreYouth Off the StreetsAddison Road Community Centre, and Inner West Council 
See them all

WimSwim! Free Swimming Lessons for Young Women

Australia is a country surrounded by water, and swimming is an essential life skill. We are proud to announce that these free intensive swimming lessons are now full.
Learn more

The Granny Flat Trap

Over the past six months Metro Assist has seen a steady influx of clients with problems with granny flats. Tenancy and Financial Inclusion Manager Rita has tips to avoid the hidden traps when renting granny flats. 

Read the article

Let's Cycle!

Metro Assist is proud to support exercise and environment by giving away over 30 bikes to young people. As part of our Community Hubs program, these new wheels were donated at Marrickville Youth Resource Centre.

Metro Assist Soup Drive

As winter closes in, Metro Assist staff are collecting donations of non-perishable food items to give away to clients in need. Come to Campsie Head Office Reception during office hours if you would like to donate, or know someone who could use a hot meal.

Alfred's Story

Alfred was hit hard by a huge car debt when his nephew had to leave the country. Metro Assist's Emergency Assistance and Financial Counselling services got him back on the right track.

Read more

Women Enjoy Sydney Tour and Harbour Cruise

All forty newly arrived women reported after the sunny day on the harbour, that they have not had a single beautiful day like this since the war broke out in their country Syria.
Read more
"He was so patient and supportive, I couldn't believe how much he cared about helping me"
We received two heartfelt thank you letters this month, from clients of our Tenant Advocate Paul, and our Settlement Officer Evgueni. It gives all our staff a sense of inspiration and fulfilment to read these letters, so we would like to say THANK YOU in return for your feedback.

SkillME Facebook Page

In case you missed it: Our pilot employment program for migrants and refugees, SkillME, has a Facebook! Give it a like for job-seeking advice, client profiles, events and interesting articles!
Like SkillME on Facebook!
Copyright © 2017 Metro Assist*, All rights reserved.