We live in uncertain times. The global health crisis have left many people disadvantaged and vulnerable families are coming to terms with a new reality that may include job losses, disrupted schooling or health issues. For many children the impact will be greater, particularly if they live in homes where these additional stressors can lead to an increase in abuse or neglect.
We know the demand for safe and loving homes for children temporarily unable to live with their family will rise.
The need for foster carers has never been greater.
As you focus on the health and wellbeing of your family at this time, we ask that you think about what you can do for a child in need.
We’re incredibly proud and grateful for our team of dedicated foster carers who have opened their door to children who need safety and stability. Children in foster care can be from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and range in age from newborns to teens: the difference you can make to their lives is unlimited. Find out how you can open your door to a child in need, and promote the need for foster carers in your community.
Why I opened my door: stories from foster carers
Discover the reason why MacKillop foster carers opened their doors to children and young people in need.
How you can open your door: become a foster carer
Foster caring is one of the most rewarding roles you can play in your community.