With a strong community development focus, MiCare works to strengthen and empower refugee communities to identify local issues and concerns, and to plan tailored community-owned responses.
Partnering with local councils, service providers, and community groups, MiCare’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Strategic Partnership (RAP) supports a broad range of community-directed initiatives including:
- Training and mentoring for community leaders and groups
- Helping with governance, project planning, and resourcing of funds for group activities
- Finding training and employment opportunities to develop job skills
- Supporting the establishment of groups for women and children
- Team-building programs and leadership development for youths
- Planning and facilitating sports and recreation projects
- Health and wellbeing workshops
- Workshops on citizen rights and responsibilities
- Social and cultural celebrations supporting multicultural life, and social inclusion
These programs are delivered in collaboration with key partners AMES Australia, WestJustice, Cohealth, VICSEG, and the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation.