Statement of Support

Companion House is deeply shocked and saddened by the white supremacist terrorist attack that resulted in the tragic death of at least 50  innocent people, all of Islamic faith, in Christchurch on 15.3.19. The fact that the attack took place in places of worship as people prayed compounds the horror of this violence. We offer our… Read more

Coming up in May and June

Training and professional development sessions coming up at Companion House   Understanding refugee experience This session provides an overview of the refugee experience, the impact of trauma and the process of migrating to Australia.  The workshop also offers useful tools for anyone assisting or supporting people from a refugee background. Date: Friday May 10th Time:… Read more

Drs using children as interpreters for parents is “child abuse”

The Australian National University’s Dr Katrina Anderson works as a GP at Companion House,  where she recently conducted research into patients’ interactions with the broader healthcare system.  The full story by Tabitha Carvan including input from Companion House’s Hongsar Channiabanya, can be found at ANU College of Health and Medicine website.

Generous donation from 2018 ANU Med Revue

Companion House thanks the full 2018 ANU Med Revue team for their support of our client services through the generous donation of the $18,000  raised through ticket sales this year.  The ANU Med Revue has supported Companion House clients in this way for a number of years and these funds really help make a difference…. Read more

Call for donation of laptops for 2018

Our rehoming project for unwanted laptops (very popular particularly because of wireless internet capability) and small PCs continues to be in huge demand, particularly with schools and colleges starting again soon.  If you have a laptop or small PC looking for a new home we can make good use of these items. Our very skilled… Read more

Refugee Nurses of Australia launched

Companion House nurse, Lisa Clements participated in the launch of the Refugee Nurses of Australia in Melbourne on the 24 October 2016. More about the launch of this group is available at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

2015 – 2016 Annual Report

Companion House Annual Report 2015-16 launched by Kim Ryan, Chairperson and Kathy Ragless Director at our Annual General Meeting held on 12 October 2016.  The report is now available Annual Report 2016 You can also review previous reports through Publications and Resources. 

Paris Aristotle on refugee transfers to PNG & Nauru

For the latest statement from by Paris Aristotle AM, CEO, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture regarding people transferred by Australia to Papua New Guinea & Nauru please go to Foundation House website.