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  • Foster caring showed us a different way of living

    Posted on 15 Sep 2017

    With more than 20 years experience as foster carers in New Zealand, Anne and Sarah knew they wanted to continue their journey as carers when they settled in Australia. It ... Read More

  • The love is different - a positive different

    Posted on 14 Sep 2017

    Kiama Downs couple Emma and Adam work as a registered nurse and an Aboriginal mental health care professional. They are also long-term foster parents to Brittany (name changed) who is ... Read More

  • Blending families, transforming lives

    Posted on 11 Sep 2017

    There are many blended families but in the happy home of Western Sydney couple, Tracey and Nigel, its a little bit different. Not only does their family include five older ... Read More

  • An advocate for other children in care

    Posted on 09 Sep 2017

    Like many 14 year olds, Jack* is passionate about sport, both on the field and as a keen follower of several codes. But he is certainly not your average young ... Read More

  • Helping young people to trust again

    Posted on 14 Aug 2017

    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. Young people who have ... Read More

  • Alice in Whittington

    Posted on 10 Aug 2017

    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, ... Read More

  • Artworks help to make homes welcoming for young Aboriginal people

    Posted on 10 Jul 2017

    Art is a potent way of imparting stories and is particularly significant in Aboriginal culture. When MacKillops Out of Home Care Western Metro division was brainstorming how to make residential homes ... Read More

  • Music therapy: a powerful tool in healing from trauma

    Posted on 07 Jul 2017

    For young people who have suffered trauma, talking about their experiences doesnt come easily. Its no surprise that when the conversation is part of a song or musical expression, its ... Read More

  • Growth across borders: Expansion into NSW

    Posted on 05 Jul 2017

    Geographic coverage of MacKillops programs in NSW at 1 July 2017.* While MacKillop Family Services is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, this month our NSW services clock up 8 years ... Read More

  • New beginnings in NSW

    Posted on 03 Jul 2017

    MacKillop Family Services has started the new financial year with an exciting expansion of its services and programs in NSW. Two ministries of the Sisters of St Joseph Good ... Read More