Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD)

Spring Compassion In Action Appeal

CARAD has been overwhelmed by the compassion and generosity shown by our supporters. Thanks to your urgent assistance the CARAD team was able to provide financial assistance, food, accommodation and prescription medications to all our asylum seeker clients who were in community detention and had their government funded services abruptly cut off.
 
However, there are still hundreds of other people seeking safety in Western Australia who will be relying on CARAD now more than ever. These people have been in the community on Bridging Visas and have been going through the process of making their protection visa applications. For over two years CARAD volunteers have been supporting them by providing vital visa application assistance.
 
The deadline for the submission of a Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa application has now passed and we are proud of the contribution of our volunteers in helping people through this process. To date 70% of all applications submitted by people seeking asylum have resulted in them being granted a Temporary Protection Visa or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa.

For the 30% of people who have had their applications for Protection refused, the future is uncertain. Despite the immense strength, resilience and resourcefulness people seeking safety in Australia have shown on their journey, the path is now often becoming too difficult to walk alone.
 
With many avenues for appeal still available to people seeking asylum, CARAD is assisting them to navigate this very complex process. For many of the people CARAD supports, the stress and anxiety of an uncertain future is taking its toll on their physical health, mental health, relationships and ability to thrive day-to-day. For those cut off from government-funded support the situation is now at a crisis point and they are reliant solely on the generosity of others for survival. CARAD is there for this group and is providing them with case work, emergency relief and volunteer support when they most need it.

Help Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD) to reach their goal of $15000

73% Complete

$11,046

Raised of $15,000

Contact Details

245 Stirling Street
PERTH WA, 6000

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.