Guided by Justice and Compassion

Blue Mountains
Refugee Support Group

Guided by JUSTICE and COMPASSION

Palm Sunday

2017

Welcomes Refugees

Winter Magic

  • Who We Are

    A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney

  • Our Aims & Objectives

    To encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government.
    To welcome, befriend and assist refugees facing uncertain futures, in detention and in the community.

  • What We Offer

    Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government

Latest News

  • Work of BMRSG – Collection and distribution of furniture

    Work of BMRSG – Collection and distribution of furniture

    One of the many important practical aspects of BMRSG is collection and distribution of furniture and smaller items required to help make life more pleasant for asylum seekers and refugees.
    There is a small handful of drivers with utes or trailers who collect and transport goods to wherever they are required. Community Visitors regularly visit families and help identify what is needed.Read more →

  • Desperate people seeking asylum need your help now.

    Desperate people seeking asylum need your help now.

    Last week the Turnbull government launched an unprecedented attack on around 12,000 people seeking asylum who arrived by sea to Australia between August 2012 and December 2013. After waiting over four years to be invited to apply for asylum, these people have received letters from the government with as little as 30 days to lodge their refugee application.
    Donate to enable BMRSG to provide legal support for those completing these complicated documents.Read more →

  • Work of BMRSG – Supporting individual asylum seekers

    Work of BMRSG – Supporting individual asylum seekers

    BMRSG receives requests to find accommodation for an asylum seeker who has no right to work and no access to Centrelink or Medicare. They are often homeless.
    The challenge is to find a suitable host as well as some financial support for both people.
    Currently it is for a 42 year old woman who needs to move from her host family in Mountains closer to the city to attend meetings to establish her refugee status.Read more →

  • Work of BMRSG – Tavam’s shoes

    Work of BMRSG – Tavam’s shoes

    Ever wondered just where BMRSG spends the most welcome donated money. Let me share a story with you.

    In November last year Tavam’s children were attending the swimming school we were running. Tavam accompanied the children and in this delightful non-threatening environment Tavam told me about his well-worn boots. They were issued in detention years ago and have been his only footwear . These are not ordinary boots but boots with specialist built up sole on one shoe. Read more →

  • What’s going on in Detention Centres?

    What’s going on in Detention Centres?

    In recent months there have been reports that security conditions in detention centres are being toughened but the only way we know is from visitors to these centres.
    It is out of sight out of mind. To find out more and what you can doRead more →

  • Work of BMRSG   – Employment

    Work of BMRSG – Employment

    This is the first of a series of articles on the huge range of support work undertaken by BMRSG volunteers. Part 1 Employment. This is a major problem for those asylum seekers living in the community. This story has a great outcome.

    Read more →