To Empower newly arrived African-Australians to have equal access to opportunities and resources in their new home Australia.
Our Goals: .
Assist newly arrived African settlers become productive members of the Australian communities and foster greater understanding among newly arrived settlers and the wider community
If you or someone you know is in need of help, please consider contacting us either in person, via phone or email. .
The Horn of African Community Network Inc. (HACN) is a non-profit community based organization established in the state of Victoria (Australia). HACN commenced in 2000 helping new arrivals from the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan). Since 2014 these services have been extended to all refugee and migrant communities from all walks of life, regardless of nationality. The main nationalities currently accessing HACN's services are Somali, Southern Sudanese, Ethiopians, Chin (Myanmar) and Karen (Myanmar), but all are most welcome.
Newly arrived Refugees and humanitarian entrants from war torn African countries face daily settlement challenges as they strive to navigate their way in their new home Australia to re-establish their new lives. HACN’s programs assist newcomers by giving them hope for their future and helping them become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities. HACN provides various educational and community services to African-Australian immigrants and the general public in the Melbourne metropolitan area. Our members are newcomers, unemployed and low-income families and individuals from war torn African countries who need assistance in their effort to achieve economic self-sufficiency and social integration.
HACN provides to recently arrived families from all walks of life,services including case management, advocacy, referrals to social support services, basic life skill education, social support men’s, women’s and elders social support groups practical and emotional support, and advice.
To volunteer/ with HACN volunteers must have working with children check certificate, fill out a volunteer application and attend a volunteer orientation. Once volunteers have completed the orientation and application process, the Resources Development Coordinator contact and inform them about the status of their application.
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