Why Support Us

Support Us

If you believe in an Australia where refugees and new migrants are warmly welcomed and settle well. If you believe in accessible training and employment pathways and in the limitless potential of refugee women.

By donating to our work you are supporting our small, high performing team to deliver customised training and work readiness programs for refugee and CALD migrant women who face multiple complex barriers to employment in Australia.

 “There is overwhelming evidence that employment provides the bedrock for successful settlement. The best way to help humanitarian migrants to build flourishing lives is to help them find work.”  Centre for Policy Development, ‘Settling Better’ Report 2017

Backed by research, The Social Outfit’s theory of change is that for women from refugee and new migrant backgrounds customised training and employment in a first Australian job provides a pathway to ongoing employment.

We focus our training programs on two key areas of employment - textile manufacturing and retail, both of which are realistic entry points into the workforce for refugee women and are currently on the National Skill Shortage list.

All funds raised for The Social Outfit through workplace fundraising activities, recurring donations, our annual Wear The Change campaign and major gifts, help us achieve our mission of reaching 100 jobs and 1,000 training outcomes by June 2024.

Refugee women have nothing but potential - let’s work together to support them to kick-start their Australian careers.