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Select from our list of services below to find out how MacKillop can help you.


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.

Our Brains, Trauma, and the Challenges of Mainstream Education

Caitlin Burman, Leading Teacher at the MacKillop School in Geelong, shares her observations about childhood trauma and the education system in Australia. Read More

What's in the Box?

Andrew Dodds (Acting Residential Supervisor of Out-of-Home Care Northern Metro), reflects on a profound moment he experienced during his work with MacKillop, and shares with us his understanding of the importance of memories in helping ourselves and others to find happiness. Read More

Nate and His Technicolour Dream Wall

Dan Allen, Residential Care Worker with MacKillop, shares with us how the humble pencil can lead to a transformative experience through the power of a young person?s imagination. Read More

Step Right Up!

Have you ever walked into a room and felt completely out of place, uncomfortable and a little shy? Imagine feeling like this every time you walked into a new situation, not understanding what others were saying to you or why they were looking at you. Imagine wanting to join in but not knowing how to do it. This is how eight-year-old Jamie feels. Read More

Our Supporters

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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