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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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Painting lessons at Lightning Ridge play group

Lightning Ridge playgroup, part of MacKillop Rural Community Services (MRCS) in North West New South Wales, became the areas first ?pop up? art gallery when it hosted a visit by an artist from the Northern Territory. Read More

Making her own future

A new early intervention program launched in Western Sydney last year is making its mark with local families and children.

MacKillop Family Services is delivering Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare (FFT-CW) in the Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Parramatta and Auburn areas.

Siblings Jamie, Jaz, Ned and Tia* have already benefited from the program, having recently returned to the care of their mum, Marisa*, after four months living apart. Read More

That first marvellous smile...

Foster carer Sue McLaughlin loves children, "I always said I'd have ten kids and through fostering, I'm getting close!? laughs Sue as she juggles family life and foster care. Sue has two kids, her husband Lee has three children and they look after two babies" nine-month-old Madeline and Ryan, who is almost two. Read More

ASK THE EXPERT: Start early to keep kids out of care

"In an ideal world, we'd work with fathers before they become fathers," says Roger Pugh from MacKillop's Safe Early Years team who take the approach that it's never too soon for early intervention.

Father Engagement Outreach workers, Roger Pugh and Mark Colletti, are part of a pioneering team who work with vulnerable families recovering from violence. Read More