Media Releases

  • Ever Thought About Becoming a Foster Carer?

    12 November 2014

    More than 60 children and young people are entering care every week across New South Wales. Foster care agency MacKillop Family Services is seeking more foster carers in the Hills Districtto ... Read More

  • Christmas can be the Worst Day of the Year (but doesn't have to be)

    7 November 2014

    Imagine a child waking up on Christmas morning, knowing there are no presents waiting underthe tree for them. The joint 3YB/Coast FM and MacKillop Family Services Christmas Gift Appeal is ensuring ... Read More

  • Watsonia Local a Foster Carer for 25 Children

    3 September 2014

    Watsonia resident Rebecca Gleghorn is young and cheerful, loves hanging out with friends andworks fulltime at Swinburne University. She is also a foster carer. Rebecca is urging more people to consider ... Read More

  • Warrnambool couple felt a calling to become foster carers

    3 September 2014

    Warrnambool resident Cassie and her partner Ben are the proud foster carers of a sibling pairaged four and seven. They have previously cared for five other children. They are urging more ... Read More

  • Hoppers Crossing family care for 24 children

    3 September 2014

    Hoppers Crossing couple Angela and Nic Vredenbregt, who have three children of their own,have been MacKillop foster carers for more than 24 children in the past four years. The Vredenbregts are ... Read More

  • Elwood family adds a foster child to their brood

    3 September 2014

    Elwood residents Rebecca and Graham Matthews, along with their two sons aged five and seven,have recently added another child to their brood after becoming foster carers with MacKillopFamily Services. The family ... Read More

  • A Brighton family of foster carers

    3 September 2014

    Brighton couple Sonia and Phil, who have two children of their own, have been foster carerssince 2007 and have cared for ten children in that time. They are urging more people ... Read More

  • Therapeutic approach a step in the right direction

    25 March 2014

    MacKillop Family Services welcomes the release of the Victorian Governments Out-of-HomeCare Five Year Plan, as part of Victorias Vulnerable Children Strategy. MacKillop supports the expansion of therapeutic approaches in out-of-home care, ... Read More

  • Tackling the sexual exploitation of our children

    12 March 2014

    The revelations regarding organised gangs sexually exploiting young people in residentialcare is shocking and disturbing. Unfortunately its not a new story. For many years agencieslike MacKillop Family Services have been ... Read More

  • Central West Play

    26 February 2014

    Maribyrnong City Council in partnership with MacKillop Family Services and Central West hasintroduced Central West Play, a free facilitated playgroup at Central West shopping centre inBraybrook. The MacKillop Family Services facilitated ... Read More