Serving all Arabic Speaking Communities



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 aims to address the issues of gambling in the Arabic speaking community and the impact gambling has on those involved through:

  • Education and awareness about the dangers, risks and effects gambling has on the health and wellbeing on the individual, family and friends
  • Normalising help seeking by removing the shame and cultural stigma associated with gambling and counselling
  • Early intervention and prevention (one-on-one counselling, peer connection, group therapy, community consultations, workshops and appropriate referrals).

Please contact us for further information or to make a referral.

*QOWEH: Question ourselves, Open to learning and listening, Willingness to apply change, Empowerment, Heal the pain

Community Capacity Building

  • We have recently completed projects which have addressed issues of community concern, including community safety, crime prevention, health and well-being:

    • Arabic Speaking Youth Inclusion

      Funded by the Department of Justice this project was developed to build participant skills and knowledge in the effort to reduce the incidence of crime and violence within schools, home and the community.

      Through a series of 12 education workshops and in partnership with schools, the project successfully engaged 140 Arabic speaking youth, aged 13 to 16 years.

    • Minutes Matter Media

      This was a community education project that raised awareness of the signs of heart attack amongst Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities in partnership with the Heart Foundation.

    • Taking a stand against cyber-bullying

      With funding from Moreland City Council this project ran a parent education programme in Arabic to strengthen the capacity of families to respond to issues of cyber-bullying. 

      The project achieved an increased awareness amongst Arabic speaking parents to keep their children safe online. Participants also developed skills to be peer educators and thus, resource and support other Arabic speaking parents around issues of cyber bullying and children’s safety.