Foundation House

  1. About this service

    Foundation House provides services to advance the health, wellbeing and human rights of people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries.

    Services are:
    - Free – including access to professional interpreters if you require this
    - Confidential – we keep your information private, as do the interpreters we use
    Voluntary – you are free to stop being a client at any time for any reason
    - Supportive – we support your rights
    - Educative – we educate the community about the experiences of refugees.

    Have you experienced torture or other traumatic events before you came to Australia?
    If so, you may be experiencing problems and you may want to come to Foundation House. It is normal for people to have difficulties as a result of previous experiences of torture or other traumatic events.

    Foundation House offer a comprehensive range of services to enable recovery from the consequences of torture or other traumatic events.

    These include:
    - Individual and family counselling
    - Client advocacy
    - Complementary therapies, e.g. traditional herbal medicine, massage and other natural therapies
    - Specialist mental health clinic
    - Group programs
    - Referral to other services


      • Service name

        Foundation House

      • Service address

        163 Harvester Rd, Sunshine 3020
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      • Phone

        9389 8777

      • Urgency levels

        Some Help, Direct Help

      • Service area


      • Service hours

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

      • Interpreters


      • Service type


      • Public transport information

        Various buses and close to Sunshine trainstation

      • Service for

        Education, CALD

      • Disability access


    More information for service professionals

      • Participation length


      • Participation type

        In Person or phone support

      • Referral mode

        In person via the phone

      • Point of intake

        Office Administration

  2. Foundation House