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Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture


Building a Positive Future for Youth from Refugee Background





Funding Dates

May 2010 - June 2013

Through its early intervention work with newly-arriving Karen (Burmese) families and individuals, Foundation House has identified young people who are being significantly challenged by the settlement process and are vulnerable for a range of reasons.

As a result of their displacement, profound losses, witnessing of extreme violence and exposure to hardship, these young people are struggling to integrate in Melbourne.

Foundation House is delivering a program designed to improve the health and wellbeing of young, at-risk Karen refugees in Victoria. If the pilot proves successful, there is potential to extend the program to other communities of refugee young people, both within Victoria and nationally. 

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