Blog

  • The pioneers of a quiet revolution in child and family care

    Posted on 08 Aug 2018

    St Anthonys Family Service, Footscray, has been through many transformations since it started out almost a hundred years ago, as St Anthonys Home for Little Children in Kew. Established in 1922 ... Read More

  • Passion and determination beyond her years

    Posted on 11 Jul 2018

    At the age of 16, Chloe* has passion and determination beyond her years. She is very positive about her future, but this has not always been the case. Chloes father passed ... Read More

  • NAIDOC Week celebrates strong Aboriginal women

    Posted on 09 Jul 2018

    The theme of this years NAIDOC Week, Because of Her, We Can! celebrates strong Aboriginal women who have played significant roles at community, local, state and national levels. It is a ... Read More

  • On the right track in the V/Line Simulator

    Posted on 19 Jun 2018

    12-year-old *Ethan found that dreams really can come true when he had the opportunity of a lifetime to get behind the controls of the V/Line simulator on a journey from ... Read More

  • A sense of belonging and a home after 18

    Posted on 22 May 2018

    It was the look on Paul Coles face which said it all. Sitting in a restaurant with his family, the daughter he had fostered for 16 years had a surprise ... Read More

  • The song that kept a family together

    Posted on 11 Apr 2018

    Its more than 90 years since the plaintive notes of the Last Rose of Summer drifted over the wall that separated the boys and girls homes in South Melbourne. A ... Read More

  • Painting lessons at Lightning Ridge play group

    Posted on 16 Mar 2018

    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 ... Read More

  • Making her own future

    Posted on 08 Mar 2018

    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 ... Read More

  • That first marvellous smile...

    Posted on 22 Feb 2018

    Foster carer Sue McLaughlin loves children, I always said Id have ten kids and through fostering, Im getting close! laughs Sue as she juggles family life and foster care. Sue ... Read More

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

    Posted on 16 Feb 2018

    In an ideal world, wed work with fathers before they become fathers, says Roger Pugh from MacKillops Safe Early Years team who take the approach that its never too soon ... Read More