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

Helping young people to trust again

Live-in carer, Lee, shares her experiences of helping to transform the lives of teenagers who need a secure, stable environment as they grow and prepare for adulthood. Read More

Alice in Whittington

The story of Alice in Wonderland is one most people are familiar with. A girl falls down a rabbit hole and becomes lost in a fantasy world with peculiar creatures, unable to get home. Alice struggles to tell friend from foe in a foreign land and ends up defeating her antagonist, the Queen of Hearts.

Although Alice's story is a flight of fancy, the battle she fights against her fears is a well-known one for many young people today.
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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