This is what a number of young people from our Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors (UHM) Program have had to endure from an early age.
Our UHM Program organises residential care and support services for children under the age of 18 who have arrived in Australia on a Refugee or Humanitarian visa without their legal guardian.
We work with these young people to develop their independent living skills and connect them to community (education and employment) to be able to successfully transition into the world when they turn 18.
If you would like to help support these unaccompanied humanitarian minors, why not put together a ‘Welcome to Adelaide’ pack for a young person aged 10-18? This could include something for their new home, some information about Adelaide and any other items that would make them feel welcome.
Please drop off packs to Baptist Care SA’s Wayville office – 130 Rose Terrace, Wayville SA during work hours, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.