I feel that a great burden has fallen off my shoulders and that feeling of depression is gone. You have helped me make that positive step toward the future and given me a sense of hope.

Thank you for supporting our work. Every donation, whether large or small, helps us in our work of providing services and support to people who have survived terrible and traumatic experiences.

Your donation will help us to provide more comprehensive services to the people that need them most, particularly children, young people and older refugees.

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Thank you for your support. If you would like more information about making a donation,
please phone 02 9794 1900 or email


Free Community Evening Presentations

Jim Diers

Events 2017

In the Wild: Residential Camps for Young People affected by Trauma
Elizabeth Sterling and Lina Ishu
21 March 2017
More information and RSVPs

Vicarious Trauma and Self Care in the Community Sector
Cheryl Webster and Shaun Nemorin
14 November 2017
More information available in the coming months

About the program

STARTTS’ Community Development Evenings are held twice per year. They aim to provide an opportunity for community sector workers and refugee community organisations to extend their understanding of the complexities of providing services to refugee communities affected by systematic state terrorism and other types of traumatic experiences. Expert speakers are invited to present on interesting and practical topics, which is followed by a case study presentation by an experienced STARTTS staff member and a panel discussion.

These events are open to anyone who is interested and are particularly suitable to those working in community services. They are held at STARTTS’ Carramar office from 6-8pm and are free. Light refreshments are provided.  If you can’t make it to Carramar, there is the option of paying $5.99 to watch the event live over the internet (see below for more details).

The community development evening program began in 2011. Read more about our previous events.

STARTTS – 152-168 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW

Time: 6-8pm

On-site parking is available. Drive into Mitchell St at the cross-road with The Horsley Drive. Turn into the driveway on the right between Fairfield Community Health Centre and the Ambulance Station. Follow the signs to STARTTS.

The Carramar site is approximately 10 minutes walk from Carramar station and 15 minutes from Fairfield station. Alternatively, take the 904 or 905 bus from Fairfield station.