AOTEAROA REFUGEE AND MIGRANT SUPPORT SERVICES (ARMSS)
Aotearoa Refugee and Migrant Support Services ARMSS is a social enterprise dedicated to providing different types of support for the CALD Community members (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) community members as well as agencies working with the CALD community to help them better integrate in their new home, New Zealand.
We believe that in order to achieve equality in the outcome we should apply equity to the process and not the other way around. People are different, come from different cultural, religious, economic and educational backgrounds and therefore their needs and challenges are also different.
One size fit all support models cannot be effective and efficient when working with very diverse people like our CALD Community members.
CALD Community members contributing to New Zealand’s economy and society at a high level, best utilizing their skills, qualifications and expertise, economically developed and independent and socially integrated.
Introduce our philosophy to the community, advocate it with government policy makers and apply it into our programs. Help CALD Community members and kiwis from migrants and refugee backgrounds help themselves achieve better emotional wellbeing and social integration as well as more sustainable and developed economic status by enabling them to overcome all cultural, social, emotional, cognitive, economic and practical barriers, obstacles and challenges they face in their resettlement journey.
Goals and Objectives
Our main goal is to achieve a more coherent New Zealand, empower CALD community members and enable them to achieve better social integration and wellbeing.