The development of a new Strategic Plan requires that we review where we are at and where we have come from. It prompts us to revisit our origins – why we started, the struggles we have been through to get to where we are, the lessons learned and whether we are making a difference to our community and our children.
Over thirty-five years on from the days when Aunty Mollie Dyer first established VACCA, we have the same values but bear little resemblance to the organisation we were. There remains a number of key concerns which continue to drive us which have been prevalent since these beginnings in the seventies. These are: healing the damage done by years of deliberate and misguided abuse of our communities including the forcible removal of our children; our concern to preserve and strengthen our culture and our aim to rebuild our communities.