Thai Welfare Association

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What we do งานของเรา

The Thai Welfare Association (TWA) is an incorporated not-for-profit, community-based organisation assisting Thai people in NSW who, for whatever reason, find themselves in situations of vulnerability and helplessness. TWA is the only organisation in Australia working specifically for the welfare of people in the Thai community. Our clients include Thai youth, women, men and the elderly. We provide referral services, casework, translation services and other forms of support, guidance and assistance to Thai people who are in need, particularly where there are barriers to accessing other agency services.

A principal objective of TWA is to help and support Thai women who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic violence in any of its many forms. TWA provides information, referral to legal and counseling services, and campaigns to raise awareness of domestic violence, and its impact on families, in the wider community.

TWA is also focused upon helping and supporting those in the Thai community who are living with or recovering from mental health issues.

TWA’s organizational culture is client-focused and results driven. Our people are bi-lingual, speaking Thai and English, and we are experienced in a wide range of welfare, health, legal and community services. TWA is an award winning community service and we significantly contribute to the well-being of the wider Thai community in a variety of ways.

TWA is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission as a Public Benevolent Institution and has Deductible Gift Recipient status with the Australian Taxation Office.

In recent years, apart from one part-time worker, the Association has been operating entirely on a volunteer basis. We rely on people of goodwill offering their skills and expertise in management, media, social work, welfare and community services, mental health, and the law.