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How we work

Link-Up Victoria supports Stolen Generations and their families.

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, over 18 years of age, living in Victoria or Tasmania and have been separated from family, community and Culture we can assist you to find and be reunited with your family, Culture and traditional Country.

Services provided by Link-Up Victoria

We provide a support service to Stolen Generations to find their family as well as for family to find Stolen Generations. The Stolen Generations are any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who was separated from their family, community, traditional Culture and traditional Country. “Separated” can mean you or a family member or members were removed under past Government Acts i.e. Native Welfare Act, Aboriginal Welfare Act, etc. At Link-Up Victoria it can also mean you or a family member were adopted, fostered, placed in an institution under other government legislation. We also assist Aboriginal people to find any family that were fostered or adopted.

At Link-Up Victoria we assist Stolen Generation to confidently reclaim their Aboriginal identity, to wholeheartedly embrace their Aboriginal heritage, to happily return back into the caring arms of their people and to proudly walk on their traditional Country. Our work is about breaking the cycle of assimilation that began long time ago when the governments of this country decided that it was best for Aboriginal babies and children who came under their care to not know who they were, where they came from and who they belonged to.