Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) is the lead specialist Aboriginal Specific family violence service that provides a service in the Eastern Metropolitan Region that is inclusive of Inner and Outer East. BWAHS was established in 2006 following the recommendations of the Victorian Eastern Family Violence Strategy Taskforce Report (2003).
BWAHS transitioned to being an independent Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation on the 25th March 2019.
BWAHS provides a range of services and programs to Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing family violence or use violence.
BWAHS has developed an excellent record for providing high quality family violence and trauma informed Intensive Case Management , Integrated Family Services responses and evidence-based therapeutic programs to individuals and groups for a whole of family approach.
BWAHS also supports the ideals and philosophy of the Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Task Force Report (2003) where it stipulates the provision of a holistic approach in a cultural and spiritual environment, underpinned by the integration of Aboriginal teachings into individual services and interventions to support and protect victims of family violence, deliver specialized services for women, children and men, provide guidance for perpetrators and sustain the recovery and healing of individuals, families and communities.
Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service acknowledges and respects the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders, past present and emerging.