April 2021 – March 2022 was a year of transition, growth, and resilience. During the past year, we saw an almost 400% increase in the number of people arriving at Reception House, largely due to the federal government’s Afghan Resettlement initiative that was announced in August 2021. Almost overnight, Reception House had to scale up operations, whilst also navigating leadership changes and the COVID-19 pandemic that continued to place additional stress on staff and clients. We want to recognize the commitment of staff who worked diligently under very difficult circumstances, across multiple locations to ensure that everyone received the support that they needed during this incredibly challenging time. Under the leadership of Lynne Griffiths-Fulton, our interim CEO, and through the hard work and dedication of our incredible staff team, Reception House was able to adapt and respond to this crisis.