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Refugee Integration and Settlement




Taskforce meeting Thursday 28 July 2022

Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) UPDATE

At the recent ACRT meeting a presentation was given by Blaise Itabelo, CRSA's Community Engagement Manager, giving an update on the CRISP program. The presentation was followed by a Q&A with Blaise and Lisa Button.

This presentation was recorded and can be viewed by clicking the link below or left.

Watch the recording here (27 mins)

CRISP - Community Refugee Integration & Settlement Pilot


  • Federal Government program run by CRSA
  • Facilitates support of 1500 people during 2022-2025

The new Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) program enables everyday Australians to play a key role in welcoming and supporting refugee newcomers in line with other international community sponsorship programs.

Find out more and register your interest in being involved.

Group Mentorship Program








  • CRSA-led initiative launched in 2020
  • Facilitates support for 350+ people per year 

CRSA welcomes further groups interested in joining this national program, especially in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane

A group of al least 5 adults who live near each other welcome and support a refugee household

The household is on a refugee or humanitarian visa with full access to Centrelink, Medicare, Work Rights etc

The group volunteers 10+ hours of support per week between them

Group provides ongoing practical support as required e.g. social connection, assist with driving lessons, finding employment 

Since June 2020 CRSA has mobilised and supported more than 80 mentor groups around the country (comprising around 600 individuals) to work with refugee households in need of additional support.

Read more  


Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA) is an incorporated Australian charity.

Visit the CRSA website: www.refugeesponsorship.org.au  





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Address: Locked Bag Q199,

QVB NSW 1230

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