Caring for children in need has been a focus of Pauline's life for many years. Today, along with husband Shane and her family, Pauline continues to transform the lives of young people who cannot live with their families.
Years ago along with her parents, Fr Peter Hudson and the Nunan family, Pauline started a local Nobody's Children branch to fundraise for disadvantaged children.
Cara at MacKillop is seeking carers to provide a safe and supportive home environment for the young people living in its Adolescent Community Placement home in Glen Waverley. The home can accommodate up to three young people, and is currently home to a brother and sister, aged 13 and 15.
Natalie Rio, Team Leader at Cara at MacKillop, says it is an extremely rewarding role and that carers will receive regular, structured support and professional development to help them transform the lives of the young people in the house.
You can have a huge impact on these ...
LeAnne Ross, Senior Therapeutic Practitioner, Clinical Services at MacKillop Family Services shares her insights.
Christmas and summer holidays it can be a time of joy, excitement, families and togetherness. But for many children in care, many of whom have experienced abuse and neglect, it can be a time of conflicting emotions, higher stress and altered behaviours.
While children and young people in care may be excited for the summer holidays and spending time with their foster family, they can also experience feelings of loss and sadness. Sometimes this period triggers memories of past trauma (for example, ...
Being a foster carer is one of the most important and rewarding roles you can play in your community. Each year, the number of children and young people requiring a foster care placement grows more rapidly than we can recruit individuals and families to care for them. As a result, there is a shortage of foster carers.