Matt's Story: DARA's Van visits Nelson Bay IMAGE DARA

Matt's Story: DARA's Van visits Nelson Bay

February 05, 2019 Alexander Foster

Matt and his family are regular patrons of DARA’s Monday service at All Saints Anglican Church Nelson Bay, where they are also members of the church community.

Inspiring journey ends with Australian citizenship IMAGE DARA

Inspiring journey ends with Australian citizenship

January 30, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

DARA's own John Sandy survived war, famine and over a decade separated from his family to achieve his dream of Australian citizenship.

John Sandy: I went through it, I lived it and now I want to help other people IMAGE DARA

John Sandy: I went through it, I lived it and now I want to help other people

January 03, 2019 Alexander Foster

Upon being appointed to the role of Project Liaison Officer with DARA, John Sandy felt sure he’d been given an opportunity to think differently about how to best support refugees and other marginalised individuals settling into our communities.

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18 December is International Migrants Day

December 12, 2018 Alexander Foster

Since December 2000 International Migrants Day has been held on 18 December, this thanks to a United Nations General Assembly decision to honour migrants.

It’s all about helping people: DARA at Islington Carols IMAGE DARA

It’s all about helping people: DARA at Islington Carols

December 11, 2018 Alexander Foster

The DARA Van was open for business at Islington Carols last Sunday, selling burgers in support of those in our community suffering from distress, alienation and helplessness as a result of social disadvantage.

Have your burger and support a good cause too! IMAGE DARA

Have your burger and support a good cause too!

March 02, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Grill’d love to give back to local communities almost as much as we, the community, love their delicious burgers!

Diocese is offering relief where it’s needed IMAGE DARA

Diocese is offering relief where it’s needed

January 03, 2018 Barry Urwin

In July this year Bishop Bill advised the establishment of a new agency, the Development and Relief Agency (DARA).

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DARA needs volunteers

November 28, 2017 Baden Ellis

Thanks in no small part to the help of volunteers, the Development and Relief Agency (DARA) is responsible for two key outreach services – DARA's Van and the Refugee Hub (formerly the Penola House & Refugee Service).