CLAN

Support Services

There are some support services available for older Care Leavers across Australia, whether through state governments or through the private sector organisations that were the past providers of care in the past, and ran the Homes and orphanages.

It is one of CLAN's major objectives to advocate for the establishment of a range of services for older Care Leavers in every state. CLAN of course is a national organisation and assists older Care Leavers from any state in Australia.

Following is a list of support services for each state as well as some national services.  You can also click on each state on the menu on the right


  • ACT

    Support Services available to be advised

    Support Services available to be advised


  • National

    The Personal Support Programme

    What is the Personal Support Programme?
    The Personal Support Programme (PSP) is a service for people who face difficult circumstances. ...


  • National

    PHaMS- Personal Helpers and Mentors Program

    The Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs) aims to make a real difference for ...


  • National

    Men's Line Australia

    Contact: 1300 78 99 78

    http://www.menslineaus.org.au/

    MensLine Australia is the national telephone support, information and referral service for men with family ...


  • National

    Lifeline Australia

    Contact: 13 11 14

    http://www.lifeline.org.au

    Lifeline’s 13 11 14 service is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counsellors who are ready to ...


  • National

    CREATE

    In the past 15 years, CREATE has evolved from a small volunteer driven organisation to a national, professionally staffed one. ...


  • National

    Child Migrants Trust

    The Trust works on behalf of former child migrants who seek information about their family, childhood and migration history or ...


  • National

    C-BERS

    C-BERS: CBERS Consultancy carries forward some of the counselling, information and advocacy roles provided by the former CBERSS (Christian Brothers ...


  • National

    Broken Rites Victim Support Group

    This is a non-denominational support group for people who have been abused sexually, physically or emotionally in religious institutions. These ...


  • NSW

    Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC)

    Run by the Benevolent Society, PARC provides provide information, counselling and a range ...


  • NSW

    NSW Community Services Adoption Service

    New South Wales Community Services also has one worker in the Adoptions section of the Department who will assist state ...


  • NSW

    Link up Aboriginal Corporation NSW

    Aboriginal people requiring assistance can contact Link up Aboriginal Corporation NSW.

    Phone: 4759 1911 ...


  • NSW

    Legal Aid New South Wales

    Contact Legal Aid NSW on 1300 888 529

    Legal Aid assists socially and economically disadvantaged people to understand and protect their ...


  • NSW

    Wattle Place

    Wattle Place is a service for Forgotten Australians funded by the NSW state government. People who were in care in ...


  • NT

    Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

    Contact Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission on 1800 019 343

    The NT Legal Aid Commission is an independent statutory Commission and ...


  • NT

    Find and Connect - Northern Territory

    Relationships Australia NT Find and Connect Support Service includes help with record searches, specialist counselling, referral to other services, and ...


  • QLD

    Lotus Place

    The Department of Communities funds a number of community based support services specially targeting the needs of former residents. These ...


  • QLD

    Link up Aboriginal Corporation QLD

    Link-Up (Qld) Aboriginal Corporation is committed to reuniting Indigenous people with their families and communities.   They ...


  • QLD

    Legal Aid Queensland

    Contact: 1300 65 11 88

    Legal Aid Queensland

    Legal Aid Queensland is a statutory authority that provides legal information, advice and representation ...


  • SA

    Post Care Services, South Australia

    Post care services is run through Relationships Australia and can help any Care Leaver living in South Australia with services ...


  • SA

    Legal Services Commission SA

    Contact Legal Services Commission on 1300 366 424

    Free legal advice is available to any person on most legal matters. The ...


  • TAS

    Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

    Contact Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania on 1300 366 611

    Free legal advice is available to everyone through the telephone Advice ...


  • TAS

    After Care Support Service

    A support service which assists Care Leavers in obtaining their files and finding family members.

    Address:   PO Box 538 Hobart TAS ...


  • VIC

    Open Place

    This new and service co-ordinates and provides direct assistance to address the needs and issues of people who grew up ...


  • VIC

    Victoria Legal Aid

    Contact Victoria Legal Aid on 1800 677 402
    Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems.

    Legal information and education

    Have ...


  • WA

    Support - WA

    At this stage the WA Government does not fund any ongoing services to care leavers.  In May 2008, Redress WA ...


  • WA

    Legal Aid Western Australia

    Contact Legal Aid WA on 1300 650 579

    Legal Aid Western Australia is an independent statutory body set up by the ...