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

Artworks help to make homes welcoming for young Aboriginal people

Art is a potent way of imparting stories and is particularly significant in Aboriginal culture.

When MacKillop's Out of Home Care Western Metro division was brainstorming how to make residential homes more welcoming for young Aboriginal people, visual art seemed like a natural choice. But the team knew it had to be genuine to have real meaning for young people. Read More

Music therapy: a powerful tool in healing from trauma

For young people who have suffered trauma, talking about their experiences doesn't come easily. It's no surprise that when the conversation is part of a song or musical expression, it's a much easier story to tell. Read More

Growth across borders: Expansion into NSW

While MacKillop Family Services is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, this month our NSW services clock up 8 years of providing therapeutic out of home care, youth homelessness, and family support services to communities in Western Sydney, Illawarra, Shoalhaven and the Far South Coast of NSW. Read More

New beginnings in NSW

MacKillop Family Services has started the new financial year with an exciting expansion of its services and programs in NSW. Two former ministries of the Sisters of St Joseph - Good Grief and MacKillop Rural Community Services (MRCS) - joined MacKillop Family Services on 1 July 2017. Read More