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Help change a child's life in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.

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At MacKillop Family Services, we work for the rights of all children to be free to enjoy their childhood in a safe and loving home, where they are nurtured and have a sense of belonging and cultural identity.
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Passion and determination beyond her years

At the age of 16, Chloe* has passion and determination beyond her years. She is very positive about her future, but this has not always been the case.

Chloe?s father passed away when she was very young and her mother was not well enough to care for her. When she was 11 years old, Chloe moved into out of home care and just a year ago she came to live in a MacKillop home. Read More

NAIDOC Week celebrates strong Aboriginal women

The theme of this year's NAIDOC Week, Because of Her, We Can! celebrates strong Aboriginal women who have played significant roles at community, local, state and national levels.

It is a fitting time to meet Esmai Manahan, MacKillop's General Manager for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Service Development who has been with the organisation for six weeks. Read More

On the right track in the V/Line Simulator

12-year-old *Ethan found that dreams really can come true when he had the opportunity of a lifetime to get behind the controls of the V/Line simulator on a 'journey' from Southern Cross to Little River. Read More

A sense of belonging and a home after 18

It was the look on Paul Cole's face which said it all. Sitting in a restaurant with his family, the daughter he had fostered for 16 years had a surprise for him. She handed him a present wrapped in newspaper. Paul carefully peeled away the paper and couldn't believe his eyes. In his hands was a framed copy of Skye's new birth certificate - with her new family name - Cole. Read More