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Become a foster carer

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.

A Uniform Approach Won't Fit Everyone

School uniforms were a daily inconvenience for many of us in our youth. Justin Roberts, Leading Teacher at MacKillop's Flexible Learning Centre Geelong, illustrates how complying with a dress code can be impossible for some students. Read More

Embracing the Journey

Foster care is challenging, but Molly* is living proof that with strong communication and a young person?s best interests at heart, carers can change lives. Read More

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

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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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