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

  • Sharing wisdom through deep listening

    Posted on 26 Jul 2018

    Jenny Glare, General Manager of MacKillops Heritage Information Service, was guest speaker at a recent Knowledge Circle hosted by the Healing Foundation in Canberra. The Foundation was eager to ... Read More

  • Ask the expert: Record Keeping

    Posted on 15 May 2018

    As General Manager of the MacKillop Family Services Heritage and Information Service, Jenny Glare knows the impact record keeping can have when adults return to piece together their history. Jenny and ... 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

  • Welcome St Joseph's Cowper

    Posted on 05 Oct 2017

    MacKillop Family Services in NSW continues to expand with St Josephs Cowper a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea joining MacKillop Family ... 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

  • 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

  • Coming together: MacKillop's formation

    Posted on 01 Jul 2017

    Leaders from MacKillops early years gather to celebrate MacKillops 20th anniversary.From left to right: Brian Mitchell, Paul Linossier, Penny Noonan, Sr Kath Tierney, John Hurren, Sr Mary Duffy, Sr Joan ... Read More

  • Truth is at the heart of healing

    Posted on 27 May 2017

    Today marks the start of National Reconciliation Week, an annual event building on respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The week is bookended by ... Read More

  • The importance of childhood photographs

    Posted on 15 Mar 2017

    Last time I visited my grandparents, my grandfather pulled out a photograph of my grandmother with my dad, aged four, and my aunt, aged one. It was a fuzzy blown ... Read More