Services for Victoria's Stolen Generations

Find resources, services and support available to help Aboriginal people and their family members impacted by forcible removal from their families, community, culture and country.

Where you can find support

Aboriginal people and their families can access services and support to address challenges and trauma experienced as members of the Stolen Generations. This includes inter-generational and trans-generational family members. Services available include counselling, family history services and healing programs. These services will also help you explore your Aboriginal family history.

Connecting Home Ltd 

Connecting Home was established in April 2010 to replace Stolen Generations Victoria Ltd. They provide a range of services, support and advocacy for members of the Stolen Generations and their families.

Services and activities include:

  • Case management and referral, including support to access family reunion services, counselling, healing services and related services.
  • Working with other service delivery agencies to improve co-ordination of services.
  • Communication and public education, including presentations to organisations, education kits for teachers and regular newsletters.
  • Representing the views of the Stolen Generations and acting on their behalf to improve outcomes for individuals affected by past child removal policies.
  • Facilitate a greater understanding and recognition in the broader community of the history, stories and 'journeys of healing' of the Stolen Generations.

For more information:

The Koorie Family History Service (KFHS)

KFHS helps members of the Aboriginal community and the Stolen Generations to:

  • trace family and cultural information
  • get certainty about family history

This information can help you understand your Aboriginal genealogy, and provide an opportunity to connect with family members.

In the case of Stolen Generations clients, the KFHS can help you apply for your adoption or wardship file and use the information to research your family tree. 

For more information visit Koorie Family History Service.

Link-Up Victoria

Link-Up Victoria is an all Aboriginal service located within the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA). It is a Federal Government funded service established in 1990.

It supports the Stolen Generations in Victoria to:

  • access their records 
  • locate family
  • organise reunions on traditional country

Link-Up supports Aboriginal people searching for family who were adopted, fostered or placed in an institution. Link-Up Victoria, in partnership with Connecting Home, runs events to mark the Anniversary of the National Apology (13th February) and National Sorry Day (26 May) as well as healing programs and other support activities for members of the Stolen Generations.

To access services visit Link-Up Victoria.

Bringing Them Home workers

Bringing Them Home Workers provide local community support, knowledge, expertise and services to Aboriginal people and their families impacted by the Stolen Generations.

Find a worker in your area to support you.

Public Records Office Victoria (PROV)

PROV looks after Aboriginal records and archives.

You can get help to find your mob through the Koorie Records Unit.

Reviewed 02 October 2019

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