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

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MacKillop Family Services, a Catholic community agency, exists to support, foster hope, and promote justice for children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced distress, disadvantage and abuse.

Fostering love beyond divides

Hanadi Abdufadil, a 46-year-old African Muslim woman and MacKillop foster carer, said she had many differences to the teenage Christian girl in her care, but they made it work. Read More

Adija is making inspiring changes

I'm a caseworker with MacKillop's Blacktown Hills Youth Homelessness Service. I work with a number of young clients who have faced homelessness and now live in one of our three properties. The properties are located in the Blacktown local government area. Here, these young people can live in a safe and stable environment with supports around them, allowing them to work through past challenges, focus on education, training or employment, and develop life skills to enable them to initiate positive change. Read More

Foster care and trauma-informed practice

Amanda* is a foster carer with MacKillop Family Services who is currently providing care for three children in MacKillop's "Home-Based Care House". The Home-Based Care House is an innovative model where the care provided is intended to replicate a family home, with a single volunteer foster carer, a consistent respite carer and other ongoing support staff. The model aims to provide home-like stability for children and young people who would otherwise be cared for in residential care due to the range and level of their needs. Read More

Monkey business builds relationships

Taking the young people MacKillop works with on outings, in safe community settings, is a vital part of building a meaningful relationship between them and the staff they are working with. Specifically, experiences with animals can empower young people to make a safe and meaningful connection and bring their focus onto something outside of themselves. Read More

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We would like to thank all those in the community who believe in MacKillop; your support enables us to assist disadvantaged children, young people and families in the community.

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