Healing For The Stolen Generations

The Andrews Labor Government is standing by members of the Stolen Generations to help them heal, reconnect and be well.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams today announced more than $6 million to be shared by the Koorie Heritage Trust and Connecting Home Limited over the next four years.

It means both organisations can continue doing their vital work supporting Stolen Generations members and the broader Aboriginal community with immediate assistance, research and healing.

Connecting Home moved into its new headquarters in Epping last year and supports Aboriginal communities right across the state with holistic case management services as well as social, emotional and wellbeing support.

Addressing the past and intergenerational trauma is a key part of healing, which is work also being undertaken by the Koorie Heritage Trust, along with reaffirming knowledge of family, culture and community.

The funding for the Trust will also support their work collecting oral histories of South Eastern Aboriginal Australia, ensuring this history is preserved for future generations.

The Labor Government is continuing to progress its landmark Stolen Generations Redress Scheme to address the trauma and suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families.