MRC North delivers numerous settlement services and programmes for recently arrived and settled humanitarian entrants, refugees and migrants across five key areas. These five areas support their effective and practical settlement, inclusion, learning and community understanding.
The five key areas are:
- Regional Settlement Services
MRC North provides support for up to five years for recently arrived humanitarian entrants through the Settlement Grants Program (SGP). Clients can access this program once they have been exited from the Humanitarian Services Program that looks after their needs with initial settlement.
- Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Service (IAAAS)
MRC North is a Registered Migration Agent. Funding from the IAAAS has until recently allowed MRC North to assist with immigration applications to reunite families. MRC North also receives financial assistance from the State Government to provide information and assistance with applications. Full fee-paying services are also available for some visas.
- Support Programs
MRC North provides additional services, resources, leadership and advocacy to enable our culturally and linguistically diverse families, children and youth to learn and develop, to acquire the best possible settlement outcomes and to ultimately contribute to the social, economic and cultural growth of Tasmania.
- Community Training
MRC North recognises that effective and compassionate settlement requires greater cultural awareness and understanding within the host communities. It offers cultural awareness training, workshops and information to local government, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals.
- Haig Community Space
MRC North owns and operates the Haig Community Space, a 500m2 venue with a main hall, kitchen, meeting rooms and children’s playground.