History of Companion House

Welcome to A History of Companion House. Here you will find information about the non-for profit organisation, as well as historical documents relating to their work in the community.

Companion House is a community based organisation working with adults and children who have sought safety in Australia from persecution, torture and war related trauma.

Founded in 1989 to care for survivors of torture and trauma who have sought refuge in Australia, Companion House was called Transact (Treatment and Rehabilitation and Network Service of the ACT) for it's first eleven years.

Companion House is part of the FASSTT (Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma) network. There is a FASSTT agency in each state and territory. The FASSTT network was established in 1992.

Companion House provide the following services:

  • Medical
  • Counselling
  • Complementary Therapy
  • Community Development
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Policy Advice and Awareness Raising
  • Migration Advice

If you are looking for the official Companion House website or would like more information, please click here.