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14 Sep

New COVID rules 13 September

From Monday 13 September, there will be some changes to rules for people across NSW who have had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine….

07 Sep

The latest at SCARF – August 2021

Hi all, The past 12-18 months have brought with them health, wellbeing and financial challenges that have been felt across the country and the…

23 Aug

New COVID rules 23 August

From Monday 23 August, the following new rule starts for Greater Sydney and Wollongong: You must wear a mask  when outside your home, except…

17 Aug

New COVID rules 16 August

You must stay at home unless you have a good reason to leave You cannot have visitors to your home from outside your household,…

11 Aug

Donate to the SCARF Digital Device Drive

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many changes to the way SCARF operated and how communities connected. The requirement to put into place physical…

11 Aug

Amro builds new life in Australia celebrating Arabic calligraphy

Arriving in Australia in 2016, Amro fled the Syrian conflict. However, the negative stereotypes of the Middle East perpetuated by the media continued to…

10 Aug

Recent arrivals to benefit from #GreaterIllawarra funding

People making a new life in the Illawarra after escaping persecution in their countries of origin face many challenges as they try to settle…

19 Jul

New COVID rules 17 July

More rules will start in Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Shellharbour to help stop people getting COVID-19 Delta strain. From 11.59pm on Saturday 17 July,…

12 Jul

The latest at SCARF July 2021

By now you have no doubt heard the news that the SCARF members have confirmed our merger with MCCI Ltd at the extraordinary General Meeting…

09 Jul

New COVID rules 9 July

From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the following additional restrictions will be in place: – No more than TWO people can gather outside (unless…

08 Jul

New COVID rules 7 July

The government has decided today to keep the stay at home rules for an extra week. Please see the new changes below. SCARF programs and activities…

01 Jul

SCARF is joining forces with MCCI

Two well-known Illawarra organisations are joining forces to provide even greater support for people from refugee backgrounds starting a new life in Australia. Members…

30 Jun

SCARF case worker achieves great results

Under the Multicultural NSW – COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant for Vulnerable Temporary Visa Holders and Specialist Migrant and Settlement NGOs funding, SCARF recruited and…

30 Jun

What’s a job worth? Donate today

Arriving in Australia, refugee entrants often have extremely limited and sometimes no access to refugee-targeted support services, including employment assistance. Confronted with the challenges…

26 Jun

New COVID rules 26 June

Current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 6pm today (26 June)…

24 Jun

Young multicultural women to ‘Lead the Way’ in the Illawarra

60 young women from multicultural backgrounds will take part in ‘Lead the Way’, a new collaborative youth leadership initiative funded by the Multicultural NSW…

23 Jun

New COVID rules 23 June

Starting today from Wednesday 23 June today for one week. The main changes are: * You can only have 5 people visit your house and that…

22 Jun

The latest at SCARF June 2021

Winter has arrived and COVID has crept back a little closer than we would like, so I urge you all to take care of…

09 Jun

On the road again: SCARF purchases new car for L2P program thanks to grant funding

SCARF patron and local MP, Sharon Bird presenting SCARF L2P driver mentoring program coordinator with keys to the new car. SCARF’s mission is to…

01 Jun

Rasha joins SCARF as the youth employment assistant and mobiliser

At five years old, Rasha and her family were forced to flee their home in Baghdad. Nearly fifteen years on, Rasha joined ABC Illawarra…