Circle Program - Geelong

MacKillop Family Services' Circle Program provides therapeutic foster care in Geelong.

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Our Circle Program is based on the therapeutic foster care model. You and your foster child are supported by a specialist team that helps you to understand how trauma affects your foster child and to respond appropriately to their needs.  

The Circle Program:

  • starts with a therapeutic specialist assessing the child’s needs. This assessment is the starting point for developing a care program for the child.
  • offers carers and children more support, via ‘wrap-around’ therapeutic supports
  • recognises carers as a professional member of the care team
  • provides carers with in-depth trauma informed training and parenting strategies
  • engages birth families when possible
  • offers higher carer reimbursement rates

MacKillop is currently recruiting and training Circle Program foster carers. Can you help give a child or a young person a brighter future?

Yes, I can help a child


  • Foster Care Enquiry Line: 1300 791 677