Fostering Futures is CatholicCare Wollongong's new Permanency Support Program, previously known as Out of Home Care. It has been introduced as part of sweeping reforms across NSW in October 2017 aimed at finding forever homes for children and improving the system.
CatholicCare launched their new Strategic Plan 2018-2021 named, 'A Heart that Sees' following their annual staff mass on Friday November 9 at the Xavier Centre.
Macarthur carer Julie said what spurred her to become a foster carer was her inherent desire to want to help others. With four biological children, one with an intellectual disability, Julie felt that she just had more to give.
The 14-20 October is National Carers Week. With more than 2.7 million unpaid carers throughout Australia, the chances are you know a carer, need a carer or are a carer.
When Illawarra carer Lauraine moved to Australia in 2006, she instantly felt that this was a great place to bring kids up.