Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture/Foundation House Logo

Charity

Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture

Project

Building a Positive Future for Youth from Refugee Background

Region

Melbourne

Funding

$351,000

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. 

More Info: www.foundationhouse.org.au