Sister's Circle group smiling at a camera, they are outside with trees behind them

Sister’s Circle Social Program

The Sister’s Circle Program offers a series of workshops and information sessions designed to empower women through developing their knowledge of important support services and life skills.


The information sessions involve presentations from different support services internal and external to SMRC, to provide updated information and assist women in making informed decisions when accessing services.

Key benefits of the Sister’s Circle Program include:

  • promoting independence and agency
  • easy access to support services
  • promoting community connection and developing friendships
  • developing language and literacy skills
  • easier access to employment and employment services
  • identifying the needs of women and resolving those needs through referrals

The Learn and Grow Program encourages women to reach out to support services and empowers them to become more independent. The program promotes language skills as well as developing connection with the greater community.


  • Every Friday during the school term 9:30am – 1pm at SMRC Level 1

The Afghan Sister circle is to promote social inclusion and provide a relaxing venue for women to gather and talk about different topics. Most sessions will have presenters from external organisations to  provide information on different topics.
The program also involves several outings such as visiting the Melbourne CBD and visiting the library.

Who is eligible?
Afghan women, Humanitarian and Refugee Entrants and Partner and Family visa holders who have been in Australia less than 5 years.

The Learn and Grow Program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services under the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support Program.


If you’re a service provider wishing to refer your client to this SMRC settlement program, complete the Settlement Program Referral Form.

    If you want to join this program, complete the below:

    Expression of Interest

    Contact Person

    Najma A.

    Admin Support and Bilingual Worker

    Malahat K.

    Settlement Case Worker

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