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Hopeful for the future
Living on the streets of Sydney, or couch surfing at a friend’s house, is no way for an 18-year-old to live. Instead of thinking about studying, going to work or trying to move on with life, you are worried about where you are going to sleep, what you will eat, how you will cope.
Harry’s 24 Hour Run for Foster Kids
When Harry Turley’s mother-in-law Deborah became a foster carer with MacKillop, he didn’t realise the impact it would have on him. Harry is a father of three young children, and Deborah was caring for children the same age as his own.
Short-term foster care becomes a long-term relationship and transforms lives
Life often takes new directions and foster carer Mallery Koons’ life has turned full circle in the 18 months since she became a foster carer. Mallery, from Perth, had a full-time, demanding managerial position, and although she had always loved kids, her busy lifestyle meant that she had little time for anything outside work.