NSW Settlement Partnership

Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency is funded by Settlement Services International under the NSW Settlement Partnership.

The NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) is a consortium of community organisations, led by Settlement Services International, delivering settlement services in agreed areas of NSW under the Department of Social Services’ Settlement Services Programme (SSP).

The NSP represents a unique and innovative settlement services model and provides an opportunity for organisations with a long and proud history in service delivery to migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants to work collaboratively to address the aim and objectives of the SSP.
The consortium comprises twenty three organisations, including SSI and its eleven member Migrant Resource Centres and multicultural services, as well as eleven community organisations located around the state.

Using the partners’ grassroots experience in their local communities, the NSP’s high-quality, integrated services support self-reliance, equitable participation in Australian society and, as a consequence, promote social cohesion and productive diversity within the Australian community.

Settlement Services Programme Overview

The Settlement Services Programme (SSP) provides for the delivery of core settlement support for humanitarian entrants and other eligible migrants in their first five years of life in Australia.

Its objective is to provide support for eligible clients to promote economic and personal wellbeing, independence and community connectedness. These services can also facilitate pathways to learning English, education and employment readiness and help refugee and humanitarian entrants become fully-functioning members of society.

NSW Department of Family
& Community Services

MECA receives funding from FACS to provide services that promote community capacity building and community skills development. MECA aims to build strong communities by supporting the most disadvantaged young people within our community in their social participation and community engagement, whilst also helping those individuals and groups develop and strengthen their personal networks. Projects undertaken with the use of this funding aim to increase members use and knowledge of existing community resources. As such, MECA provides services and information to clients between the ages of 12-24 pertaining to educational, recreational and vocational opportunities in the local area. NSW Department of Family & Community Services (FACS) – CALD Youth Project


MECA aims to provide a dynamic environment
for working collaboratively with refugee communities to identify strengths, create
innovative solutions and support
implementation through action.

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Level 1, 12 & 13 Mount St.,
Mount Druitt, NSW  2770

ABN 85 023 648 955

Phone: 02 9625 9300

Email: info@meca.org.au

Financial Report 2017

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