About Us

The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. Our work helps people create a different future.

We work with communities to create a place of safety, providing an environment for Stolen Generations survivors and their families to speak for themselves, tell their own stories and be in charge of their own healing.

The Healing Foundation is also leading the way in research into Indigenous healing. Our studies are unique, valuable and highly regarded both locally and internationally.

We support locally-run projects, training and education, research and commemorations.

Since we started operations in 2010, we have:

  • funded more than 175 community organisations to lead and develop healing projects
  • established an impressive body of evidence
  • assisted more than 45,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members in their healing journeys
  • provided grants for local commemorative events.

We are governed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander board, with strong connections to the community and a dynamic mix of experience.

Our head office is in Canberra. We also have offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and the Torres Strait, with staff members working in communities around the country.

The Healing Foundation

Our logo signifies the different countries for our peoples, from salt water to fresh water, rainforest to desert. This is represented by the different colours of the logo. The circles are the journey, pathways and their complexities –reflecting not just individuals but communities and larger groupings. The eight dots surrounding the centre dot represent the Healing Foundation. Cultural elements such as etchings, carvings, and headdresses from across Australia are also shown in our logo.

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