About Victorian Arabic Social Services

The Victorian Arabic Social Services (VASS) started in 1986 as a network of workers who met regularly to discuss issues of concern to the Arabic–Speaking–Background (ASB) communities in Victoria. VASS grew over the years to become a state-wide key service provider with specialist expertise and knowledge in working with ASB communities and advocating on their behalf. VASS is an incorporated not-for-profit association managed by a Board of Management elected by VASS members at an Annual General Meeting. VASS has a current charitable status which includes: Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) – Charity Tax Concessions – Income Tax Concession VASS members come from a broad spectrum of occupations including community, welfare and social workers, counselors, psychologists, teachers, doctors, lawyers, academics, engineers, accountants, artists, business analysts, IT specialists, government workers, self employed consultants, students and volunteers.

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