These projects provide equal opportunities for education, training, employment and life choices. They are run either directly by FISH or in partnership with others. As we do this, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are given opportunities in our society to be valued as positive, healing, and leading contributors to community in connecting people to caring for each other and caring for Country.
If we are to break the cycle of generational trauma, poverty, and engagement in the justice system, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people need to play a leading role in the development of projects and initiatives. This is what we do! The FISH team actively work with a broad cross section of our community to achieve positive outcomes.
FISH looks at health from a broad perspective. FISH Aboriginal Elder Koodah Cornwall states:
“if your spirit is broken it does not matter if you are provided education, training, employment or even housing; it will not be sustainable. You need to first heal the spirit to enable people to deal with past trauma and know who they are and be culturally grounded. Then and only then do you have a solid base to move on from.”
Should you wish to find out more or make a donation, please contact FISH using the form to the left.