When a child or young person cannot live with their own parents or extended family, a safe place is required for them to stay. Many of these children have experienced some type of trauma and need a safe place because of neglect, abuse, or a family crisis. This is where foster carers come in.
Foster Carers support children and young people, helping them to meet their full potential by nurturing them and providing stability. Being a Foster Carer is both challenging and rewarding, but our carers don’t have to do it alone. CatholicCare provides ongoing support and development opportunities to our carers as well as an allowance to assist them in meeting the needs of children in their care.
Are you interested in becoming a Foster Carer? Short and long term carers are needed for young people from the Hunter. You can make a difference in a young person’s life!
All are welcome to attend one of our free information sessions.
Sessions are held on the last Tuesday of each month
6pm – 8.30pm
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning
50 Crebert Street, Mayfield.
Topics covered include:
- Types of foster care
- Day to day requirements of a foster carer
- Criteria for being a foster carer
- Rewards and challenges
- Family contact, life story work and explaining the process.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided.
Please phone Robyn Fisher on 4923 0600 before the session to complete an enquiry form and register your interest.
For further information please visit www.catholiccare.org.au
Recently, CatholicCare's Foster Care program was featured in an NBN Television news bulletin. Watch the video below, which highlights the rewarding aspects of foster care and the dramatic influence you can have on the life of a young person who draws strength from being part of a loving family.