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The Katina Woodruff Foundation, Inc.

The Katina Woodruff General Appeal

We exist to repair young lives and to help with the unique challenges of child immigration; a traumatic transition affecting many children in Australia. The challenges of refugee and migrant children call for compassionate, highly trained transitional assistance.

We help children and their families by re-building lives following past or current trauma, helping them to adjust to a new language and culture and build skills to fully participate in Australian life and their new community.

You are making a valuable difference to The Katina Woodruff Children's Foundation. Without donor support the amazing work that Katina does can not reach the children who need it.

What do we do?

  • Children showing signs of acute suffering and distress are identified
  • We determine the causes of trauma through exploratory play sessions within the school and home settings, including siblings and parents
  • We design tailored programs for each child based on their cultural needs and action plans which help other practitioners to more adequately address the suffering and distress of the child
  • Demonstrate, train and mentor others to use the methods developed by the Foundation

Our programs take place in the child's school and neighbourhood communities, bringing about understanding and cultural sensitivity between Australians and new arrivals.

What can you do?

You can help repair other young refugee and migrant lives and ensure we are able to help all children in need of our assistance.

Contributions are needed for ongoing operating expenses, transportation, insurance, salaries and materials for play.

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368a Carrington Street

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