Family Circles

As an Aboriginal controlled, Not for Profit Company, FORWAARD Aboriginal Corporation has a clear focus on supporting and assisting people suffering from alcohol and drug misuse. While our 25-bed rehabilitation service is suitable for the initial treatment and care of clients, we know that without continuing care the chance of relapse is significant.  


The team at FORWAARD are convinced that the most efficient way to support any person suffering from substance misuse is to provide a multitude of client centred, responsive, supportive and culturally sensitive programs and services. Including intensive rehabilitation programs, through to and long-term aftercare and support. Accordingly, this has prompted us to broaden our education and support capacity, to encompass families and carers through our FAMILY CIRCLES PROGRAM.


Family Circles is all about supporting, educating and reconnecting families. The program provides an understanding of the destructive drug and alcohol journey, and through this program family members can develop strategies to cope with the challenges that addiction brings. During the Family Circles programs, participants will gain an understanding of how best to support and assist loved ones.  The program consists of weekly group family education sessions, group discussions, family mediation and individual sessions.

The Family Circles program is open to any family member who has a relative struggling with an addiction, regardless of whether they have used FORWAARD Aboriginal Corporation services or not.


If you think that this program is for you or if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Kathy on mobile phone 0487 937 594 or via e-mail at