Relationships Australia 2016 - 2017 Annual Report 1 - Page 47

CARING FOR OUR ELDERS I love coming to this group. No animosity! Stolen Generations Social Group for Stolen Generation ladies. It’s the only The Stolen Generations Social Group at Elm Place provides support to deal with ongoing intergenerational trauma. The Stolen Generations are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were forcibly removed from their families as a result of Australian government policies during the late 1800s to the 1970s. The removed children were initially sent to missions and reserves, and then later, institutionalised, fostered or adopted by non-Indigenous families across Australia and overseas. They were separated from their culture, family, land and identity. Hearing others stories, the social interaction, it’s amazing. Staff provide excellent service social gathering for us. I hope it will grow and always be available otherwise we just become prisoners in our own home. Congratulations Sarah, Elly and Skye for such an incredible service. Margaret Hampton Love the social interaction and the safe place made by others and workers, well done! Food has been great. My only suggestion – keep doing what you are doing. Chris Egan Working in partnership and with dignity, integrity and humility, Elm Place seeks to deliver a service that assists the Stolen Generations to work through the intergenerational trau