|Applicant||Project title||Project description||Expected completion|
|ARMS||Taken Not Given – Memorial Statue Booklet||This project will publish a booklet including photos and speeches from the 2018 unveiling event of ARMS’s statue, “Taken Not Given”. This project aims to include and connect with the many ARMS members who were not able to attend the unveiling in person.||May 2020|
|VANISH||Writing as Therapy Workshops||This project involves running two separate therapeutic writing workshops to target the needs of individuals affected by past and forced adoptions; one for adopted people and one for natural parents.||September 2020|
|ARMS||National Network Proposal Project||The National Network Proposal aims to bring mothers affected by forced adoption together from different states to form a national network. This network will capacity-build participants in how to run support groups for other mothers, offer education and skill building, and will promote concerns and interests around forced adoption in every state and territory in Australia.||April 2021|
|ARMS||ARMS Banner Rejuvenation Project||This project will restore the ARMS banner created years ago as part of a healing workshop. With a name change and many years having passed, ARMS will restore this banner during a series of workshops focused on women identifying a season that best represents their relationship with their child, and using dialogue and creativity to mark this on the renewed banner.||May 2021|
|VANISH||Mental Health and Diversity Training||VANISH staff and volunteers will receive customised training on mental health first aid, self-care, and LGBTIQA+ awareness.||May 2021|
|ARMS||Digitisation of ARMS’ History - Section 1||This project aims to secure the history of ARMS and ensure it is available into the future by digitising their extensive organisational history. Digitisation will improve storage, protection and access to the vast amount of documentation that ARMS is holding.||November 2021|
|VANISH||Supporting Fathers Affected by Past and Forced Adoption||This project involves running two separate therapeutic writing workshops to target the needs of individuals affected by past and forced adoptions; one for adopted people and one for natural parents.||November 2021|
For more information about these projects and upcoming funding rounds, please call the Forced Adoption Support Service Coordinator on 1800 21 03 13.
Forced Adoption Support Services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.