Serving all Arabic Speaking Communities


The ASFLT program is an early intervention program which aims to engage, support, empower and educate Arabic speaking families (parents and children) to develop healthy relationships, resilience, and increase in school connectedness.

The goal of this project is to provide an opportunity for refugee women to express both the trauma of the journey from their country of origin and celebrate their contribution to their new community in Australia.


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During one-on-one and family-based casework, we support newly-arrived humanitarian entrants to identify their own goals and enact their own strengths and values. Our bilingual staff play a critical role in building rapport with our clients and in bridging our clients to mainstream services.

Everybody needs a hobby. For some, it is hard to find, for others it’s simply there. This course has given Arabic women the opportunity to discover a hobby they never knew they had.

Funded by the Department of Justice Community Safety Fund, the ‘Harmony within the Family’ project is a family violence education project. After conducting 2 focus groups to discuss and gauge participants’ understandings of family violence issues, we facilitated 6 education workshops with 15 men and 16 women. 

Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures

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This project, in partnership with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and the Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre, aimed to improve the capacity of young people and their parents to reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm.

The intergenerational program works with parents and their children in separate groups to support families to resolve conflicts constructively and bridge intergenerational gaps during the first five years of their settlement in Australia.


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The iStart project collaborates with various organisations and community/religious leaders to address factors that increase the vulnerability and risk taking behaviours of young residents of Diverse Middle Eastern (DME)/Arabic Speaking (AS) background in the Darebin area. The project will provide early intervention and prevention strategies that work with young people and their parents through case-management, counselling and capacity building activities that have a culturally responsive approach.

This program offers families the time and space to strengthen family relationships over a few days in a popular location of Australia’s natural heritage. It also fosters new friendships with other families who are sharing similar experiences in their new community.

Arabic Welfare’s migration advisory service is a free and professional service offered to people who have been in Australia for up to five years. Our team of trained and qualified registered migration agents provide support and advice on a range of migration matters.


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Gambling affects everyone. You might be affected by gambling personally or you may know someone affected by gambling - this could be family or friends. QOWEH* supports the Arabic speaking community by providing knowledge, information, support and early intervention with issues of gambling in our community.

Arabic Welfare staff provide casework services at the following Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) locations:  Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Kangan TAFE (Broadmeadows), the Meadow Heights Learning Shop and the Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

This exciting and engaging project targets older women from diverse Arabic speaking backgrounds who are socially isolated. It is designed to train women on how to utilise Victoria’s Public Transport system, highlighting that it is simple, safe, and has benefits.

The SOFT project was funded by Women’s Health in the North and was developed through a partnership between In-Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and Arabic Welfare.

Teeth Tales Research Project

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Teeth Tales was a community-based child oral health research project led by The University of Melbourne and Merri Community Health Service.

Youth Outreach

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A bilingual Arabic Welfare youth worker is out-posted at multiple locations to provide support and services that create a welcoming environment and identify the needs and opportunities for young humanitarian entrants.

Arabic Welfare is committed to creating a sense of belonging in the local community for our youth clients. Our bilingual youth worker is out-posted at multiple locations to facilitate peer support groups that create a welcoming environment to identify the needs of young arrivals and explore ways of addressing these.

This program supports young people who have recently arrived in Australia with a range of issues and challenges, including education, employment, peer support, integration in a new culture, parental expectations and emotional and social well-being.

Cross Cultural Training

  • Our Cross Cultural Training is aimed at non-Arabic workers and school staff from a variety of backgrounds, who are working with Arabic speaking clients and students.

    Our training workshops are interactive and assist participants to better understand, work and communicate with people of diverse Arabic speaking backgrounds.

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