The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST), or 'Foundation House' as it is also known, provides a range of services to people from refugee backgrounds that have survived torture or war related trauma. Foundation House provides direct services to clients in the form of counselling, advocacy, family support, group work, psycho-education, information sessions and complementary therapies. Direct services to clients are coupled with referral, training and education roles aimed at developing and strengthening the resources of various communities and service providers. '
EQUAL LIKE ME' PROJECT
This project engaged young people to educate the Australian public about the impact of racism on their lives through art and photos. Twenty ESL students from eight countries produced photographs and short-stories, which were exhibited in 2007 and 2008. The project provided an empowering and positive experience for the young participants and the exhibition communicated and expressed the voice of refugee young people to countless community members who saw it.
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