St Joseph's Cowper

St Joseph's Cowper is a new addition to the MacKillop Family Services suite of programs.

Woman with baby in sling standing in greenhouse

St Joseph's Cowper logoA former ministry of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea, St Joseph’s Cowper transferred its operations to MacKillop Family Services on 1 October 2017.

St Joseph’s Cowper has been a valued part of the Cowper and Grafton area of NSW for more than 100 years. It is well known in its local community for delivering high quality support to children and young people through its foster and residential care, tutor and mentoring educational services and community programs.

This transition provides MacKillop Family Services with the opportunity to expand the work of St Joseph’s Cowper to support clients and foster carers, and increase the positive outcomes of work through shared skills, resources and knowledge.

All St Joseph’s Cowper programs and services will be now be complemented by MacKillop’s trauma-informed model, Sanctuary.

You can find out more about St Joseph Cowper here

If you live in the Clarence River and Grafton area and you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please call our Foster Care Enquiry Hotline 1300 791 677 or visit


  • St Joseph's Cowper(02) 6642 3022120 North StGrafton NSW 2460