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  • A new sensory garden for Morgan House

    Posted on 01 Nov 2017

    Infants learn about the world through their senses: touch, taste, sight, sound, and smell. Sensory experiences in safe outdoor environments can provide enormous developmental benefits to babies and children. Smelling ... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • From the cradle to the grave

    Posted on 03 Jul 2017

    In the winter of 1932, a baby no more than a few weeks of age, entered the St Josephs Babies Home in Broadmeadows, Victoria. His name was Peter. Peter was placed ... Read More

  • The formative years - discovering MacKillop Family Services

    Posted on 02 Jul 2017

    In 1997, MacKillop Family Services launched with over 100 individual services delivering residential care, foster care, education, disability and family support across Melbourne and Geelong. Within the first year, a strategic ... Read More

  • Parenting with confidence

    Posted on 28 Jun 2017

    At 22, Jacinta found herself in a difficult place: pregnant and facing life as a single mother. With no family support and no friends with children to lean on for help, ... Read More