Congress Link Up Service

Healing Hearts, Strengthening Spirits

The Congress Link Up Service supports Aboriginal people and families living in Central Australia who have been separated from family through forced removal, fostering, adoption or institutionalisation between 1910 and 1970.

Link Up works with members of the Stolen Generations on their healing journey and to reunite families by:

  • Advocating, researching and connecting family tracing,
  • Assisting and supporting families throughout the journey, and,
  • Arranging return to country reunions.

Congress acknowledges the resilience and strength of our first generational Stolen Generations survivors and their families.

Clients can attend the office, or Link Up staff can visit at home, or whatever works best for clients. Family members and other supports are welcome to attend.

  • Family history research and reunion
  • Family tracing
  • Graveside reunions
  • Social and emotional support before, during and after a reunion
  • Return to Country reunions
  • Healing activities, including healing camps, support groups and counselling
  • Assist with Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme applications.
  • Financial compensation
  • Native Title, Land Rights
  • Genealogy assistance
  • Locating missing persons
  • Relocation
  • Erection of monuments
  • Funeral expenses
  • Exhumations

Clients must complete a registration form to be assessed for eligibility to the Congress Link Up Service.

Link Up gives priority to first generation members who have urgent health concerns to ensure they have the best chance possible to reunite with their families as part of their healing journey.

If you represent a referral agency, please call to request a referral form.

Client privacy is very important to Congress. We will only share client information with others if clients give permission, or if we need to protect clients safety or the safety of others.

We can assist clients with transport to access the service.

Call the Congress Link Up Service on 7928 8888 to make an appointment.

Clients can attend the office, or Link Up staff can visit at home, or whatever works best for clients. Family members and other supports are welcome to attend.