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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.

Celebrating excellence across MacKillop

On Wednesday 8 November, MacKillop Family Services held its 20th Annual Public Meeting (APM) with close to 200 industry colleagues, partners, staff, young people and families coming together to acknowledge the work of MacKillop through the launch of the 2016-17 Annual Report , hear MacKillop's vision for the future , and celebrate the outcomes of staff, foster carers, young people and families. Read More

Patience, love and one hundred million chances

Ben has been a live-in carer to eight year old Lewis* and 17 year old Hayden* - both of whomexperienced significant trauma early in their lives - for just over a year. In that time Hayden and Lewis have each made remarkable progress with the support of Ben, Team Leader Malenie and Case Manager Cassie. Together they share what it's like to care for two boys with very different and very unique needs. Read More

Meet the team providing around the clock protection for vulnerable children

Emergency services are there when we need them in a fire, accident or medical emergency, but another, little-known emergency service provides a vital lifeline for those in our community who are often at their most vulnerable. Read More

MacKillop launches its three-year vision for the future

MacKillop Family Services has outlined its vision for 2020, striving for a society where all children, young people and families are safe, thriving and connected to culture and community. Read More