Asylum Circle is a collaborative project in Queensland that contributes to the support of people seeking asylum.
Asylum Circle enhances pathways for ongoing coordinated support, facilitates projects and assists with funding options in collaboration with other stakeholders in the sector with the aim of improving services for people seeking asylum.
Our intention is that the resources and expertise of NGOs, church groups, mosques, community volunteers and businesses are utilised more efficiently through a collaborative effort.
Asylum Circle is focussed on projects that enable better service delivery and will refer to other organisations for community advocacy and education.
Asylum Circle has a project office with a project co-ordinator, Anne Hilton. Cassie Walker has been appointed as a case manager between Romero Centre and Asylum Circle. This position is funded for 12 months by CRAQ.
Key agencies involved in our Collaborative Model
- MDA (Multicultural Development Agency)
- RAILS: Refugee and Immigration Legal Service
- Australian Red Cross
- Romero Centre / Mercy Community Services
- WWG (World Wellness Group)
- CiM (Culture in Mind)
- Salvos Humanitarian Legal Service
- St Vincent de Paul
- Logan Asylum Support Group
Community Partners we support and who support the work of Asylum Circle
We are a proactive member of BRASS, Bardon St Vincent de Paul Conference, Friends of Bardon volunteers and supporters, Buddies Sunshine Coast, Indooroopilly Uniting Church, Mums 4 Refugees, Redlands 4 Refugees, Refugee Association of Logan, Logan Together, BrisWest.
Lisa Siganto: Chair Person
Adele Rice: Member of Asylum Circle
Fiona Jackson: Member of Asylum Circle
Karen Dare: CEO of Communify Queensland
Asylum Circle Staff
Anne Hilton: Project Coordinator, Asylum Circle
Cassie Walker: Transitional Case Coordinator, Asylum Circle and Romero Centre
Mandy Cox: Communify Multicultural Manager