Open Place: Support Service for Victoria's Forgotten Australians provides former 'care' leavers (people who grew up in institutions or foster care in Victoria until 1989) and their immediate family members with personal support, help with records and family searches, counselling, social activities, reunions, support groups, opportunities to learn new skills, as well as assistance with other specific needs. This service is run jointly by Berry Street and Relationships Australia.
Open Place provides the following services:
2009 Interim Service for Forgotten Australians
2010 - Open Place: Support Service for Victoria's Forgotten Australians
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Submission number 178', in Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies and Practices: submissions received by the Committee, Commonwealth of Australia, 2011, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2010-13/commcontribformerforcedadoption/submissions.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 30 October 2009, Last modified: 13 May 2013