The Cambodian Association of South Australia Inc. has served the Khmer community in SA for over 30 years. It currently services approximately 10,000 Khmer people in South Australia.
The association was founded as a secular apolitical association in 1981 by the first refugees to escape to Australia from the killing fields of Cambodia. It was initially set up to help Cambodian refugees resettling in South Australia. In the mid-2000's many of the association's programs were handed over to third party providers. Gambling counselling was taken over by Anglicare, aged care was taken over by ACH, and the Youth Connect Program was taken over by the Multicultural Community Council of South Australia. At the time, each organisation promises to provide a Khmer focus on its operations. With time that focus has been completely lost. By 2007 the association had regarded its work as mostly complete and demise its activities due to corruption. However, recently, it has been determined that there is now an increasing need for its services such as counselling, respite, mediation, immigration, health, education, employment, accommodation, and finance, etc.
To deliver quality services to disadvantaged member of our community
To be recognised as a leading non-profit organisation in delivering welfare services to the Cambodian community in South Australia
1. Integrity2. Being neutral3. Support all Cambodian Communities regardless of their religious, group or political involvements4. Work closely with all Cambodian Religious groups in South Australia
John Try - Committee Member
Lakhina Eung - Committee Member
Mr Chhoeun ChavMr Saly CheangMrs Rath C. ChhunMrs Chimao KangMrs Sophin KheavMrs Lean Hor SoMr Kim Kou TanMs Theavy Yon