Partnerships and networks

MCLaSS is one of the cluster of organisations in the Multicultural Services Centre (MSC) partnership and our active participation in settlement networks in the Wellington region means we can provide well-targeted referrals and introductions to other agencies where appropriate.

In practice, clients of any one of the MSC partner agencies have access to the services of all the others as required.

Our key partner organisations at the moment are:

ChangeMakers Refugee ForumChangeMakers RefugeeForum
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Red CrossRed Cross Refugee Services

In particular, we work with English Language Partners Wellington and Red Cross Refugee Services to ensure that newly arrived refugees are enrolled in appropriate English classes and with ChangeMakers Refugee Forum to ensure that our services are appropriate to the needs of their members.

MCLaSS is also one of the cluster of organisations in the Hutt City Community Hub.

We work with Work and Income case managers to ensure that shared clients are accessing appropriate employment or training opportunities and receive timely and accurate information about their rights and responsibilities.

We have links with ethnic groups through our own Society membership, through our Memorandum of Understanding with the Community Languages Association of New Zealand and through membership of the Refugee Sector Strategic Alliance.