Men’s program and women's group

DARA and CatholicCare Social Services run a weekly Men’s Programme and Women’s Group for people who are from refugee, asylum seeker or migrant backgrounds.

CatholicCare’s multicultural family support workers facilitate the Women’s Group. The aim of the group is to provide a safe space for women to make connections, develop their confidence and English skills and to gain knowledge and skills that will assist them to integrate into Australian society. 


Project Liaison Officer, John Sandy coordinates the Men's Program. He is well-recognised in the community and is supported by a number of male volunteers who gather to offer friendship, conversation and mentoring to participants.

A number of recreational activities are also planned as part of these two programs.