Counselling for care survivors and their family members.
With funding from the Victorian Government, we provide counselling for care survivors and their family members. We recognise the complexity of issues faced by survivors and their family members, including trauma, mental and physical illness, homelessness, substance abuse, and educational and family relationship difficulties. Child sexual assault is often reported. While trauma-focused, we provide services to Forgotten Australians with a focus on recovery, offering a place for Forgotten Australians to be heard, respected and “walked with” on their journey.
On 16 November 2009, the then Prime Minister of Australia, Hon Kevin Rudd, issued a formal statement of acknowledgement and apology, on behalf of the nation, to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants concerning the abuse and neglect suffered by many children in institutional or other out-of-home care during the last century across Australia.