Boorndawan Willam Healing Service (BWAHS) is an Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation specialising in family violence healing services, in Melbourne's eastern metropolitan area.

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knowmore is a legal advice service for survivors of sexual abuse. It was established in 2013 to support people who were ginving information to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Open Place (Vic)

A support and advocacy service for survivors of institutional Care in Victoria. Established and funded by the Victorian Government as one of its commitments after its formal apology to Victorian Forgotten Australians in 2006. Initially funding was provided to the community sector organisation Berry Street to manage Open Place. In July 2020 Relationships Australia Victoria became the provider of Open Place.

SNAP Australia

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests was established in the United States in 1989. It has since inspired other SNAP Networks across the world, including in Australia. SNAP Australia collects and consolidates materials relating to clerical abuse, including in religious Care institutions.

CLAN - Australian Orphanage Museum

Care Leavers Australiasia Network (CLAN) manages and operates the Australian Orphanage Museum. Established in 2001 at the CLAN offices at the time in Bankstown, NSW, it is in Geelong, Victoria. Scheduled for official re-opening in 2023.


The Care Leavers' Australasia Network (CLAN) was founded in July 2000, a membership organisation for people who grew up in Institutional Care.

Key people: Joanna Penglase, Leonie Sheedy, Frank Golding, Jim Luthie

AFA - Life Stories

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians recorded and published a series of video interviews.

AFA- info booklet

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians produced an information booklet aimed at informing and educating government and community agencies and other professionals about the needs of people who spent their childhood in institutional Care.


The Alliance for Forgotten Australians aims to promote recognition for people who those who experienced institutional or other out-of-home care as children and young people. The organisation takes its name from the 2004 Forgotten Australians Senate Report.

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