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  • 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

  • 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

  • Keys for Change

    Posted on 30 Jan 2018

    If you wander through Melbournes streets overthe next week, you might chance across someone playing a painted piano on a street corner. The musical infusion is no accident; its part ... Read More

  • Targeted Care Package hits the mark for Mat

    Posted on 08 Jan 2018

    Sometimes families need a little extra help and with four boys, two of whom have special needs, Mats mum needed additional support to care for her boys, which is how ... Read More

  • When a Small Gift Becomes a Big Deal

    Posted on 28 Dec 2017

    Eleven dollars and sixty cents. That was all. And most of that was in coins. This is all that remains in a young dads pocket as he contemplates the past ... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Love and trust in abundance

    Posted on 13 Jun 2017

    Debra McNeil had only recently moved to Hamilton when she attended a farming show to learn more about rural life and her country community. But rather than come away with ... Read More