Melkite Catholic Welfare Association

The Melkite Catholic Welfare Association (MCWA) was established in 2001 and it is an entity of the Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand.

MCWA provides Settlement Service Program (SSP) funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and led by Settlement Service International (SSI).

The SSP delivers core settlement support for humanitarian entrants and migrants in their first five years in Australia focusing on activities to assist clients to become self-reliant and participate equally in the Australian society. In addition, they provide casework, information sessions, senior support and health awareness, education, English classes and referrals to mainstream service providers.



People everywhere deserve the same life chances and opportunities. The vision is for a community that promotes the dignity, equality and participation of all persons. A community in which there is full recognition of individual rights and responsibilities.


Commitment to enhancing to support the settlement, integration, growth and development of various Arabic speaking communities from diverse backgrounds who settled in Australia due to various reasons and to help them integrate within the Australian society.


Commitment to the principles of justice, dignity, advocacy and respect. We value diversity, integrity, accountability and excellence.


For more detailed information, please call the team on (02) 9750 5514:

Coordinator – Monica Chahoud

Project Officer – Najwa Touma

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