The Dhadjowa Foundation will deliver grassroots support for families through three key activities, each of which will be family-led and founded in self-determination.
Peer support: The Foundation will offer mentoring and mental health support from other families and community members who have experienced the same injustice, as well as other culturally safe support services. We will become the meeting place for families where they can be linked into other community organisations and services.
Financial assistance: With the support of the Australian Communities Foundation and Pay the Rent, the Foundation will provide financial assistance for funeral support, sorry business, time off work and assistance with travel and accommodation during court proceedings.
Campaigning capacity building: The Foundation will offer families support in campaigning, advocacy, strategy, media training and event coordination. Resources will be developed, as well as a docuseries about families’ lived experiences of Black deaths in custody.