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.

STARTTS uses to process our donations – it is a secure, quick and easy way to make sure your donation goes straight to where it is needed most.
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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


Community Sector Workshops


Community sector and refugee community organisations provide important services to refugees but often need further training and support for their workers, volunteers and community leaders.

In 2010 STARTTS received funding for a 3-year “Refugee Community Development Training Project” from the Community Builders Funding Program, Community Services, NSW Department of Community and Family Services.

This 3-year project (2011-2013) will focus on the development of the community sector in the Metro West region of Sydney (Blacktown, Auburn, Penrith, Holroyd, Parramatta, and Baulkham Hills LGAs) via trainings, coaching and mentoring of community sector service providers and refugee community organisations.

Target group

Only workers from refugee community organisations and community sector organisations such as Migrant Resource Centres from the Metro West Sydney are eligible according to our funding arrangements.

Any workers or students who do not fall into this category should register for one of STARTTS’ workshops in this website program or Request a training for their workplace.