Asylum Seeker Support
Hotham Mission provides support to those in the community seeking asylum whilst their residency status is determined.
People Seeking Asylum
Providing Support, Including Accommodation
Direct Impact Annually
Asylum Seekers Receiving Accommodation
Days of Accommodation Provided
People seeking asylum often have no income, no rights to work, do not have access to Medicare, and receive limited access to government assistance, including affordable/stable housing.
They are often suffering considerable mental health concerns as a result of torture and trauma – from the impacts of their past experiences and migration journey.
As a result, many people seeking asylum fall outside the homelessness support system in Australia and they have to rely on the support of non-government organizations and charities for assistance.
Hotham Mission Response:
Hotham Mission provides accommodation and other limited support to a small number of asylum seekers who are living lawfully in the community, while their visa status is assessed. This response is provided in conjunction with ongoing support from case managers in partner organisations.
Unfortunately, at this stage, the program is unable to accept new referrals as capacity has been reached.