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Excellence award forTomasa Morales from CatholicCare Melbourne

Tomasa Morales from CatholicCare Melbourne won a Merit Award for Excellence in Service by an Individual at the 2014 Catholic Social Services Australia awards. 
For over three years Tomasa has provided a leadership role at the Refugee Settlement Program. Over and above her exceptional leadership, Tomasa brings something extra: the depth of understanding and empathy gained through her own experience as a refugee.The Refugee Settlement Program equips people who are new to Australia as refugee and humanitarian entrants with the social and life skills necessary for successful integration and settlement in the community.
Tomasa recently shared her story at CatholicCare’s International Women’s Day event, telling of her life as a child in El Salvador, the war from which she fled, how she sought asylum in Honduras, to her arrival in Australia as a refugee. Her journey is compelling and confronting.
It is through her understanding and shared experience that Tomasa offers hope and support to those who have experienced a similar journey, fleeing their homeland to come to Australia seeking a new life.  Click here for full article.


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