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.
The Healing Foundation
Our National Focus
The Healing Foundation is a federal statutory body, providing a national voice and framework on healing issues within the Indigenous Affairs portfolio of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. We receive funding through an agreement with the federal government and the generous donations of our supporters.
We have a successful track record facilitating services and outcomes, including locally-run projects, training and education, research and commemorative events. Since we were established in 2009 we have:
- assisted more than 45,000 people in their healing journeys
- funded almost 175 community based healing projects
- provided nearly 500 organisations with grants for local commemorative events
We are seeing positive results at the community level, including:
- more than 70% of Stolen Generations members that have participated in projects reporting an improved ability to care for their grief
- nearly 80% reporting an increased sense of belonging and connection to culture
- In the community of Wurrumiyanga where the ‘Our Men Our Healing’ program has been running the longest, the number of men registered with the NT Department of Correctional Services has dropped by 50 per cent and levels of domestic violence have also dropped.
The Healing Foundation has established an impressive body of evidence with over 20 evaluations and publications, relating to trauma and its impact on social and health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait lslander communities.
What It All Means
The Healing Foundation’s glossary is a handy reference to check academic, policy and cultural terms