Making Refugees More Welcome

Simply accepting refugees isn’t enough. We also need to help them fit in.

That’s why the Harold Mitchell Foundation is proud to support the Tomorrow Foundation, a volunteer organisation in Melbourne’s west that provides educational and social services to refugee and migrant kids.

From its humble beginnings as a homework club at a disadvantaged local school, the Foundation now runs a centre in Leeds Street, so that kids facing educational problems. social isolation or mental health issues all have a safe place to go.

“There was a gap in services and we sought feedback from the community and local schools and they are all excited to see this project come to fruition,” says Tomorrow Founder Alice Wojcik, who launched the centre in 2016.

“Once children settle in Australia the support is quite limited and there is a time limit on what they receive. You can’t fix issues and overcome barriers in six to 12 months so having consistent support and a safe place to come and develop and learn life skills is life changing.”

For more information about the Tomorrow Foundation, click here