Community votes to feed the homeless IMAGE DARA

Community votes to feed the homeless

October 28, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Vulnerable people in West Lake Macquarie are receiving the gift of a safe place to eat after the Catholic Diocese’s Development and Relief Agency (DARA) won $34,000 funding in the My Community Project state government grants.

‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen IMAGE DARA

‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen

September 04, 2019 Alexander Foster

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – these are the words echoing in the minds of students and teachers who had the pleasure of witnessing John Sandy’s presentation at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen at their recent Community Day.

Creative afternoons encourage conversation IMAGE DARA

Creative afternoons encourage conversation

August 21, 2019 Brooke Robinson

The gentle hum of voices and the clicking of knitting needles fill Thursday afternoons at DARA’s Refugee Hub.

Lingua franca offers a lifeline IMAGE Aurora

Lingua franca offers a lifeline

July 06, 2019 Darrell Croker

“Jambo.” That’s Swahili for “hi”. It’s an informal greeting, but it conveys a world of hope for many people who have fled persecution. 

Refugees assimilate to funny side of learning IMAGE DARA

Refugees assimilate to funny side of learning

June 21, 2019 Brittany Gonzalez

Finding common ground through humour is the best way to break down cultural barriers for refugees.

John Sandy shares a message of acceptance with students of Holy Family, Merewether for Harmony Week IMAGE DARA

John Sandy shares a message of acceptance with students of Holy Family, Merewether for Harmony Week

March 18, 2019 Alexander Foster

Development and Relief Agency (DARA) Project Liaison Officer, John Sandy, visited the students of Holy Family Primary School, Merewether to share his story in time for Harmony Week 2019.

DARA’s Refugee Hub provides integration and independence for migrants IMAGE DARA

DARA’s Refugee Hub provides integration and independence for migrants

February 26, 2019 Alexander Foster

Jessom moved to Australia with his wife and six children two and a half years ago after escaping the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Everett's Story: Why I volunteer IMAGE DARA

Everett's Story: Why I volunteer

February 19, 2019 Alexander Foster

Everett has been volunteering with DARA’s Van along with his wife Deb for several years now. He started out at the Van’s once-per-term stint at St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton before getting into fortnightly volunteering at DARA Raymond Terrace and public holidays at Islington Park.