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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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Little steps towards big change

Overcoming trauma is not a simple process; sometimes it's a lifelong journey. What might appear to be the littlest of steps to someone on the outside, can in fact be a huge hurdle for someone working to overcome trauma. Celebrating these victories is important, no matter how small the step might be. Read More

"When you have an addiction people can try to help you, but you have to be ready to do it yourself."

On 10 October, people around the world will mark World Homeless Day to raise awareness of homelessness and draw attention to the needs of the homeless people in their countries, cities and towns.

MacKillop provides homelessness services in Sydney including the Blacktown Hills Youth Homelessness program which supports young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. One young woman, Skye, came to live in a MacKillop property after she was referred by the Nepean Hospital's drug and alcohol addiction team. Read More

Community comes together to kick goals

There's no denying that football has a special power to bring people together. In the rural New South Wales town of Gulargambone, it's been the new focus of four Aboriginal fathers who have come together to establish an Under 12's Rugby League team. Read More

Sanctuary for sisters

Our Sibling Sanctuary house in West Australia is the first stable and secure home two young sisters have known. Twin sisters Lisa* and Rachel* came to MacKillop four years ago aged 10 years. The girls had experienced a chaotic early life and had been in care since they were four, moving around seven different residential care facilities before coming to MacKillop. Read More