She belongs...

Katie, and many children like her, need the right family to look after them.

Young girl standing in the sunlight

Katie is an innocent 14 year old who, in her very early years, had never been able to form a secure emotional attachment with those around her. Her mother has a disability that made it impossible for her to care for her child despite support. Other parental figures have come and gone throughout Katie’s life, making it difficult for her to trust any adult. Life has been tough for Katie. 

Katie, and many children like her, need the right family to look after them.
They need stability and certainty and, more importantly, a real sense of belonging.

On any one night, MacKillop Family Services provides foster homes for more than 500 children. We ensure that every child is in a loving and stable home for as long as is required, whether that’s one night, one week, one month or forever.

MacKillop is able to deliver the best possible outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families because of the kindness and generosity of ordinary people who recognise they can change a child’s life.

Will you join them by making a donation today?
You can help ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop to their full potential and live a rich and rewarding life.

Today life is very different for Katie. MacKillop Family Services asked foster carers Michael and Elizabeth if they would open their hearts and their home to Katie. They immediately said yes and two years on they have given Katie the home and family she needs.

As Katie’s 2017 Christmas letter shows, Katie is starting to believe she truly does belong, thanks to our kind donors and generous foster carers.

Make a donation today and help more children believe they belong this year.
Click here to read Katie’s 2017 Christmas letter.

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