WHO WE ARE

The Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency is an independent community based organisation dedicated to informing, linking and empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds to enhance a culturally rich and diverse Australia.

MECA works with local people to identify the needs of, and improve settlement services to, migrants, refugees and emerging communities in the suburbs of Mount Druitt and the wider Blacktown Local Government Area. MECA aims to build resilient communities by providing appropriate orientation, information, referrals and assistance. MECA also works with communities, individuals, government and service providers to promote community capacity building and social cohesion.

MECA provides specialist youth services, which include community development, youth leadership and education and learning programs. The organisation is dedicated to improving social and economic outcomes for young people and promoting participation and inclusion in the broader community.

VISION

To support actively engaged community members for the purpose of enhancing and growing a more dynamic, cohesive, diverse, inclusive and resilient community.

MISSION

Provide a dynamic environment for working collaboratively with refugee communities to identify strengths, create innovative solutions and support implementation through action.

VALUES

Inclusive of all who come with a need. Flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients and community. Dynamic and active in the way we approach the community and seek opportunities to provide services to our clients.

WHAT WE DO

The Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency (MECA) provides casework, advocacy, information, educational support, employment and education pathways support, referral, projects and services to migrants, refugees, young people and the wider community. Casework services are delivered by bilingual workers that specialise in the provision of culturally appropriate assistance in a number of community languages including explaining the contents of documents, material assistance with bills and assistance with the negotiation of private and government institutions such as Centrelink.

MECA works with local people to identify the needs of, and improve settlement services to, migrants, refugees and emerging communities in the suburbs of Mount Druitt and the wider Blacktown Local Government Area. MECA aims to build resilient communities by providing appropriate orientation, information, referrals and assistance. MECA also works with communities, individuals, government and service providers to promote community capacity building and social cohesion.

MECA provides specialist youth services, which include community development, youth leadership and education and learning programs. The organisation is dedicated to improving social and economic outcomes for young people and promoting participation and inclusion in the broader community.

Our Objectives

Enhancing and supporting effective transition, settlement and community connection

Working with the community to identify, navigate and address structural barriers to equal participation

Activating individuals and communities to identify skills and strengths to reach their potential and maximise their opportunities

Strengthening diversity by enhancing and connecting our multicultural community