Foundation House

About this service

Foundation House provides direct services to clients in the form of counselling, client advocacy, family support, group work, psycho-education, information and complementary therapies.

Our services are:

  • •Free

  • •Confidential

  • •Voluntary

We use professional interpreters as required.

Client eligibility

To be eligible to become a client and receive the following VFST services:

  • •Counselling (individual, family and/or group)
  • •Mental health clinic
  • •Complementary therapies

A person must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • •Have a refugee or refugee-like background (see definition below); AND
  • •Have a history of torture and/or other traumatic events prior to arrival in Australia or be an immediate family member of such a person; AND
  • •Be experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties believed to be associated with their experience of torture and traumatic events; AND
  • •Consent to receive our services; AND
  • •Not pose an unacceptable risk to the safety of staff or other clients.

    • Service name

      Foundation House

    • Service address

      161 Harvester Rd, Sunshine 3020
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    • Phone

      9300 8670

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    • Urgency levels

      Some Help, Just Curious, Direct Help

    • Service area


    • Service hours

      Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

    • Age group

      Minimum age 12 years

    • Interpreters


    • Service type


    • Public transport information

      Various buses and is close to Sunshine trainstation

    • Service for

      Education, CALD

    • Disability access


    • Drop in service


    • Outreach


    • Outpost


More information for service professionals

    • Participation length


    • Participation type

      In Person or phone support

    • Funding limit?


    • Who can refer


    • Referral mode

      In person via the phone

    • Point of intake

      Office Administration