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New preschool opens in remote Weilmoringle community
The Weilmoringle community, located in the upper Culgoa floodplain of New South Wales approximately 180kms north of Bourke, previously had no access to services such as transport or early childhood education.
Making a difference one quilt at a time
Sometimes it’s the little comforts in life that make the biggest difference in the lives of children. Like a homemade, quality quilt given to each child and young person in foster care with local agency, MacKillop Family Services (formerly known as St Joseph’s Cowper).
Standing in solidarity with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and their families
At 11am on Monday 22 October, the staff of MacKillop Family Services stopped to witness the National Apology to victims of Child Sexual Abuse, and to respect and honour the courage of victims and survivors.
MacKillop welcomes Vic Gov’s commitment to extending state care up to the age of 21
The Victorian Government has committed $11.6 million over five years to extend foster care through to 21 years of age in the first half of 2019, a move which will see 250 young people supported to make a successful transition from state care to independent living.
Supporting carers to support kids this Foster Care Week
Community support and a better understanding of what’s involved in foster care is top of the wish list for foster carers in a survey carried out by MacKillop Family Services to mark this year’s Foster Care Week (9 – 15 September).