Supporting the Afghan Community

Overview South East Community Links (SECL) provides value support to refugees and vulnerable migrants from Afghanistan. Here is an overview of our work over the past two years. We support community members to build independent and meaningful livelihoods that make positive contributions to our local communities.Our capacity building work provides practical support, advocacy, service linkage…

SECL School Holiday Programs

  We proudly present an exciting lineup of activities for the school holidays! With the incredible support of our partners, we’re thrilled to bring you a program that promises non-stop fun and unforgettable memories! SECL Open Day Time: 11am – 3pm Date: Tuesday 27th June Where: Ross Reserve, Noble Park What: Art workshop featuring Noble Park…

Sarah finds strength in Safe and Equal program

Overview Sarah* was 13 weeks pregnant when she sought help from South East Community Links (SECL) after enduring years of ongoing family violence. Sarah was referred by a family violence organisation and required emergency relief, housing, and support. She faced financial hardship, unstable housing, and the daunting task of navigating her pregnancy alone, lacking a…

Aaisha overcomes family violence and finds hope

Overview Aaisha* arrived in Australia from Afghanistan in 2007. She attended South East Community Links (SECL) for emergency relief assistance. SECL’s practitioner became aware of a family violence situation during her intake assessment. *not her real name or photo   Client situation During the past four years, Aaisha endured a harrowing cycle of family violence,…

Online Abuse Survey – Win an Ipad

Content warning: This survey covers online abuse topics that some people may find upsetting. For support please contact South East Community Links on 9547 0511 or drop into our Youth Links Hub at 49 Douglas Street, Noble Park. You can also contact Lifeline on 1800 737 732. 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐀𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝…

LEARNER PERMIT PROGRAM

Overview In November 2021, the Strategic Partnership Program (SPP) was approached by the Afghan Community Response Project within Foundation House to collaborate on a program designed to supportnewly arrived Afghan refugees. It was identified by the Community Project Workers that building independence via driving was a particular concern for the newly arrived community members.The Learner…

John looks ahead to a debt-free future

Overview John is a 23-year-old single male recovering from drug addiction and struggling with mental health. He has been drug-free for the past nine months and continues to seek support for his mental health. John lives at his grandparents’ home in Melbourne’s outer south-east, and his grandmother supports his rehabilitation efforts. John is studying for…