Foster Care in our Community
All children deserve a caring, nurturing and loving home, but some children cannot live with their families for all sorts of reasons. Some stay in care for only a few nights and others a few weeks, just until their family can get back on their feet. However, a small number will live with loving carers for months or years.
Foster carers make an enormous difference in a child’s life, giving a child the care and support he or she needs to grow, thrive and have a successful future.
Support for Foster Carers
You will never be alone in caring for a child or young person. Foster Carers are provided with regular support and ongoing training in association with The Australian Childhood Foundation.
Lots of different types of people can become a Foster Carer. We accept all sorts of individuals:
- Renting or buying their home,
- Single, married, de facto, same sex relationship
- Male or Female
- Living on a farm, in a unit or a house, with or without pets
- A person willing to make a difference in the life of a child
- Working part-time, full-time or in the home
Becoming a foster carer has never been simpler…
Choose the type of care you’d like to provide
Foster Carers can choose from various age ranges (0-18 years) and the type of care they provide:
One weekend per month, regular contact with the same child
Can be for a few weeks or many months
Requires carer to commit to a child, possibly for a number of years
Usually for one or two nights
Your first step is to contact our recruitment team who will support you through the process.
29 Stanley St.
Wodonga VIC 3690
02 6055 8000
36 Mackay St.
Wangaratta VIC 3677
03 5720 0000
Type Of Care
Short Term Care
Long Term Care
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