Support for Syrian family

Eh Soe Kyat Oo, Daffodil Sawmei, Paul Rafferty and Elizabeth Scully with the donations for pending Syrian refugees. Picture: Lauren Pilat
Eh Soe Kyat Oo, Daffodil Sawmei, Paul Rafferty and Elizabeth Scully with the donations for pending Syrian refugees. Picture: Lauren Pilat

Manager Paul Rafferty said the centre was inundated with clothes and food donations for refugees after the Perth Welcomes Syrian Refugees Facebook group was established.

Mr Rafferty said the centre had to get help from the Salvation Army to manage the donations and asked community members wanting to help to donate directly to the Salvos.

He said centre staff would assist the family in finding their own home to rent in the next month and had already co-ordinated referral services and registrations for the family with several Government and not-for-profit organisations.

Mr Rafferty said the family, including three children, was doing well and attended a Welcome to WA on November 22 with other humanitarian clients.

�The family will be participating in a range of programs in the coming months including the Adult Migrant English Program, in addition to festive season celebrations for all clients of the centre to ensure this is an enjoyable and memorable event,� he said.

�The centre will be registering the children for primary school for the first school term commencing 2016.

�A case management plan for the family is being developed to ensure they receive individualised pathways to ensure a successful settlement based on their needs.

�Mr Rafferty said the family were positive and grateful to be in Perth and expressed thanks for the support they received since arriving.�