AMES Humanitarian Settlement Services

  1. About This Service

    AMES delivered the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy (IHSS) in partnership with New Hope Foundation.

    The AMES HSS Consortium is made up of a number of organisations that provides free support to refugees and humanitarian entrants. As the lead agency, AMES focuses on creating strong partnerships to deliver the HSS program across Victoria.

    HSS promotes the skills and knowledge needed for people from refugee and humanitarian backgrounds to begin their new lives in Australia and to build the skills to participate in Australia’s economic and social life.
    The services are generally provided for about six months but may be extended in cases of particular need.

    For a background on the HSS Service in your language, select from the list below:

    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Amharic
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Arabic
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Burmese
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Chin
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Dari
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: English
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Farsi
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Karen
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Nepalese
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Tamil 

      • Program Name

        AMES Humanitarian Settlement Services

      • Service Address

        289 Barkly Street Footscray VIC 3011
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      • Phone

        9680 0177

      • Twitter

        @AMES_news

      • Urgency Levels

        Urgent Help, Direct Help

      • Service Hours

        Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

      • Service Type

        INDIVIDUAL

      • Service For

        Refugees & Family Stream Migrants

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      • Participation Length

        Refugees and family stream migrants for first 6 months after arrival

      • Who Can Refer

        Formal referral made by Department of Social Services

  2. AMES Humanitarian Settlement Services