News & Media

Bridging generations: our Intergenerational Program

For some weeks now, a heartwarming story of human connection and intergenerational harmony has been unfolding at our Clifton Respite Cottage in Preston. Spectrum’s Intergenerational Program brings together two seemingly disparate groups: seniors from our Vietnamese Social Support Group and Year 6 students from Sacred Heart Primary School. What has emerged is nothing short of […]

April 16, 2024

Insider insights: the importance of immersive Board induction programs

Yesterday marked an exciting milestone at Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre as we welcomed four new members to our Board. As part of their induction, we organised a comprehensive program aimed at providing them with a firsthand understanding of our organisation’s inner workings and the impactful programs we deliver. One of the highlights of the day […]

February 22, 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year with our Vietnamese Seniors

At Spectrum, our commitment to fostering a sense of belonging extends to every community we serve. This week, we had the joyous opportunity to celebrate Lunar New Year with the seniors from our Vietnamese Social Support Group. Gathered together, we shared not only delicious food but also stories rich in cultural symbolism, weaving a tapestry […]

February 9, 2024

Gifts of hope: annual toy giveaway for refugee children

Toys are piled high on tables. There is a sense of anticipation in the air as Spectrum staff stand ready to welcome families. And Zina, the balloon twister, has her balloons laid out in preparation to craft all sorts of animals. It is the calm before the storm in the moments before we open the […]

December 22, 2023

Why mission matters

Cana Catholic Primary School students donate toys for refugee children It is a sunny Monday morning, and we are in the car park of Spectrum’s Sunshine office, helping to unload two car boot loads of toys. The toys have been collected by the students from Cana Catholic Primary School, from Hillside in Melbourne’s western suburbs […]

December 5, 2023

Spectrum Annual Report 2023

Spectrum is proud to unveil its 2022-23 Annual Report, showcasing a year of unwavering commitment to fostering community, inclusion, and care. This year’s report highlights our role in delivering a comprehensive range of services to meet the needs of over 3,500 clients. From assistance for families navigating the complexities of migration to Australia, through to […]

December 1, 2023

Celebrating Mohammed Yassin’s time with Spectrum

Last week we said farewell to Mohammed Yassin, who for the last four years has held leadership roles in driving community engagement and strategic partnerships at Spectrum. During his time at Spectrum, Mohammed was involved in many key projects including several funding submissions, and technology and business development projects. He has been instrumental in connecting […]

November 28, 2023

New employment program opens for Hume residents

Jobs Victoria Mentor Service co-locates at Spectrum office We are pleased to announce that the Jobs Victoria Mentor Service (JVMS) team has recently co-located with Spectrum at our Dallas office. Jobs Victoria Mentors assist people to become work-ready, find a job that suits them, and support them in their new job during the first six […]

November 17, 2023

A statement on the conflict in the Middle East

For the past three weeks, the world has been shocked and appalled by the events occurring in Israel and Gaza. The atrocities committed on innocent civilians, and the mounting number of lives lost, injured, and displaced is both alarming and deplorable. Although occurring thousands of kilometres away, many in our Spectrum community – our staff, […]

October 29, 2023