WELCOME TO ARCC
ARCC is an umbrella organisation working with 24 former refugee organisations in New Zealand.
Many of our staff are themselves former refugees who want to give something back and help those going through similar difficult times as they went through.
We want to make a positive change to people’s lives and foster a harmonious settlement process and integration into the local communities.
We advocate on behalf of former refugees, we represent them at government agency meetings, and we help get them access to fundamental services.
But we need your help!
OVERCOMING HARD TIMES
Resettling in a new country is always difficult, having to learn a new language, understand new customs, become part of a new culture.
But it can be especially difficult for former refugees, for people struck by tragedy in their own country, ripped from their homes, forced to leave after having suffered pain and loss.
Grateful to be given a new place to live, they set out on a journey of making New Zealand their new home.