EXPERIENCE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY WELFARE CENTRE
Faith Hope and Love Above All Else
The Armenian Community Welfare Centre Limited (ACWC) was officially established in 1982, under the auspice of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Australia and New Zealand.
Our initial aim of the Centre was to assist newly arrived migrants with their settlement needs. Since then the Centre has expanded its programs and activities to better meet the changing needs of the Australian Community, particularly the Austral-Armenian Community.
We provide a range of services that cater to various demographic groups in the community.
Some of our services are funded by the Department of Health under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Multicultural NSW and the Department of Justice and Communities NSW.
10 MACQUARIE ST,
CHATSWOOD NSW 2067
26 GARFIELD ST,
WENTWORTHVILLE NSW 2145
Zepur has been involved with ACWC since 2008 as a member of its Board. As ACWC’s Manager, Zepur is responsible for the day to day operations of ACWC and keeps abreast of the latest developments in aged care, she is also responsible for liaising with the Board. Prior to becoming ACWC’s manager, Zepur was committed to advocating for persecuted minorities during the peak of the Syrian civil War and War in Iraq (2012-2020). She volunteered her time by assisting refugees with their humanitarian applications, as well as overseeing their settlement needs. She studied Medicine (Aleppo University) and has completed a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law (ANU). Zepur is committed to ACWC’s staff and clients, wanting to ensure they are all heard, and is dedicated to ensuring that ACWC operates at the highest standards.
As ACWC’s Activities Coordinator, Marina is responsible for researching, planning and providing stimulating activities tailored to the unique needs of the different demographic groups in the community. Alongside this, Marina produces and hosts the Armenian Church Radio Station and has previously worked as a social worker. Marina strives to deliver quality services that are individualised and appropriate for the community and works to ensure that the community’s needs are heard and understood by peak organisations, by regularly attending welfare networking meetings and government and community advisory forums. With her upbeat personality, Marina always strives to spread positivity and ensure social inclusiveness for all community members.
Community Welfare Support Coordinator
As ACWC’s Community Welfare Support Coordinator, Hasmik manages all client matters, volunteers and Centre operations. Prior to joining ACWC in 2018, Hasmik worked in aged care and helped develop programs to prevent social isolation. She has also worked as an educator, aided with mentoring programs for Syrian-Armenian migrants, participated in cross cultural consulting and has coordinated before and after school programs for students. Hasmik understands the importance of providing relevant and desired services tailored to the needs of the community, and has made it her personal endeavour to help community members keep socially connected by reaching out to people regardless of age, level of mobility and cultural background.
Where the Passion Begins
HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP HAIGAZOUN NAJARIAN
Primate & President of ACWC