Other Resources and Support Networks

Available Resources

Find and Connect

On 3 December 2009, the first version of Pathways (www.findandconnect.gov.au/vic) was launched at the University of Melbourne. Pathways is an online resource for people who as children were in out-of-home ‘care’ in Victoria. Pathways tells the story of institutional ‘care’ in Victoria from its beginnings in the 1840s through to the present. It includes stories and images that describe key institutions and auspicing agencies, public figures, legislation and policies, and events, and has links to significant publications and record holdings.

You will not find personal information or private records in Pathways. The website contains only information that is already published and/or in the public domain. However, Pathways can help to locate where personal records may be kept by government departments or past providers of ‘care’.

Open Place is a support and advocacy service that coordinates and provides direct assistance to address the needs of people who grew up in Victorian orphanages and homes during the last century. We aim to help people who identify as Forgotten Australians to deal with the legacy of their childhood experiences and provide support to improve their health and well-being.

Open Place

Address: Suite 1 / 8 Bromham Place, Richmond Vic
Contact: info@openplace.org.au
Phone: 1800 779 379
Website: www.openplace.org.au/Home

Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Third Saturday of the month 10.00am – 12.00pm

Alliance For Forgotten Australians

Address: Suite 3, 7 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6273 4885
Fax: (02) 6273 4886
Email: Click this link to email us.
website: www.forgottenaustralians.org.au

CLAN:

Address: 463 Chapel Road, Bankstown 2200
Phone: 1800 008 774 or (02) 9709 4520 or 0425 204 747
Email: support@clan.org.au
Website: www.clan.org.au