The latest at SCARF – December 2021

The latest at SCARF | December 2021 ☀ As this is our last newsletter for the year, I would like to acknowledge some people for their unique contributions to SCARF as their engagement with us will change in the new year. These are in addition to the extraordinary contributions made by so many...

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The latest at SCARF – November 2021

The latest at SCARF | November 2021 ☀ We are at the end of our first month as a merged entity with MCCI Ltd and it has been such a productive and positive experience. The genuine warmth and enthusiasm with which we have been welcomed by the MCCI team has really...

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More opportunities for cultural capacity training

Sophie-May and Zeljka

SCARF and MCCI have pooled their expertise to provide a greater variety of cultural training programs aimed at increasing cultural understanding in education institutions, the aged care sector and businesses in NSW and ACT. “Working together enables us to combine the best of two organisations, build on years of experience...

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Digital Device Drive: 100 devices donated

SCARF has just reached a milestone in our Digital Device Drive initiative. Last week, the program coordinator, Sophie-May, delivered the 100th device to a local family since the pandemic began in early 2020. “This has been such a meaningful activity to be involved in – each of the families I...

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The latest at SCARF – August 2021

SCARF MCCI meeting

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 world. We consider ourselves to be somewhat lucky during lockdown in our homes in relative security as the COVID delta variant continues to spread.   With the opening...

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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 of SCARF, a not-for-profit organisation that supports more than 2000 people from refugee communities, recently voted to merge with MCCI (Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra). After...

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The latest at SCARF June 2021

Let's Lead

Winter has arrived and COVID has crept back a little closer than we would like, so I urge you all to take care of yourselves and follow the latest health advice. I had my first jab of the vaccine a couple of weeks back and it was quick and painless. I...

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COVID-19 update vaccine rollout

COVID update

COVID-19 vaccines will be safe and effective, helping to prevent death and serious illness. Now that our first vaccine has been approved, it will be made available to those most in need of protection first. These people include: Health, aged care and the disability care workforce; Aged and disability care...

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COVID-19 update February 2021

COVID update

This is the latest information about COVID-19 rules in Wollongong. Information in many languages can be found here. How many people can you gather with? Up to 30 visitors from any number of households may visit another household on any day. The total number of visitors includes adults and children.  No more...

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SCARF wins MCCI award

We are so excited to announce that SCARF has won the community engagement award and was a finalist in the inclusive workplace category at the MCCI Awards this week. Sophie-May, Amro and Elie were all finalists in the young achiever category in part for their tireless work to deliver SCARF’s...

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