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Working towards a brighter future
Dazza* came into foster care at the age of 14 as his parents were unable to care for him. He had experienced extensive trauma which had a significant impact on his social life and capacity to engage in school. When he came to live at a MacKillop residential home the following year, Dazza had behaviours of violence, drug use, absconding and crime.
Breaking the cycle of violence
Nineteen years old, Aimee had left a violent partner to protect her newborn child. She did what she could but was still concerned about their safety as she was living with her mother, who was also violent towards Aimee and her sister.
Supporting Makayla to find her own path
Supporting eight-year-old Makayla to take her first steps of independence is an achievement MacKillop Family Services’ Disability Team is very proud of. Working closely with Makayla’s family, the team supported Makayla to attend the School Holiday Program which provides a range of community-based activities for children and young people with disabilities.