Community Hubs Australia
Community hubs are welcoming places where migrant and refugee families, particularly mothers with young children, come to connect, share, and learn. Hubs bridge the gap between migrants and the wider community - they connect women with schools, with each other, and with organisations that can provide health, education, and settlement support.VISIT WEBSITE
The community hubs model is recognised as a leading evidence-based approach to supporting migrant and refugee women, pre-school children and their families.
Community Hubs serve as gateways that connect families with each other, with their school, and with existing services. Dozens of community hubs operate under the National Community Hubs Program – recognised as a leading model to engage and support migrant women with young children.
Community hubs focus on reaching women who have pre-school children, and leverage existing facilities in primary schools and community centres.
Why migrant women?
Without a welcoming hub to visit, many migrant women can spend most of their time at home, isolated from the rest of the community. Some migrant women cannot drive, some have limited public transport access, many have young children and cannot access child-minding. Women who miss out on available services can then go without opportunities to meet other people, to learn, or to receive health support, and their children can arrive at school without having English language or social skills. Hubs provide soft entry and engagement programs that help women access support they might otherwise miss.