Care extended to 21!

Some wonderful news this morning! Jenny Mikakos MP has announced funding for Victorian youth in home-based care will be extended to 21! Thank you to everyone that supported this cause, and a huge shout out to The Home Stretch for their tireless efforts in securing a brighter future for young Victorians.

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/this-will-mean-the-world-foster-care-age-raised-to-21-20180925-p505yh.html

 

Make it 21

Do you agree that young people deserve the opportunity to remain in care after their 18th birthday?
The Home Stretch has made it easy to write to Premier Daniel Andrews to convince him to make the commitment to extend foster care to 21 before the November state election.
Simply click on the attached link and add your voice to the many others speaking up for the young Victorians in state care that will have their funding and support cut off when they turn 18.
It’s time to extend the age of foster care from 18 to 21. Have your say via: http://thehomestretch.org.au/vic-premier/ #Makeit21

Fostering Connections’ interactive posters- FCW2018

Have you spotted any of Fostering Connections‘ interactive posters in your area? Simply download the ‘Dreemar’ app and you can scan the image to see a variety of videos from local Foster Carers. Keep an eye out, and if you spot one, be sure to let us know!
If you feel inspired to learn a little more about becoming a Foster Carer feel free to send us a message, or give Nicky C a call on 8761 9040.

Foster Care Week at Parliament House

Joe, Yin, Amanda, Alison, Mandy, Natalie, Kathleen, Jodie, Simon and Nicky are having a fantastic day at Parliament House with Foster Care Association of Victoria. Inspiring speakers, delicious food and an opportunity to celebrate everything that being a Foster Carer involves- what a great way to spend the day

“Sooo worthwhile”

One little fella in our Foster Care program was recently awarded this trophy for demonstrating commitment and perseverance. The little things make all the difference! It has been fantastic to hear him now excitedly say that his “life is coming together”.
The role of a Foster Carer is sometimes challenging, but with patience and support you too can help other local children realise their potential. As our carer said, “This makes it sooo worthwhile”.
If you would like any information on becoming a Foster Carer, please call Nicky C on 8761 9040, or send us a message.

Welcome to Foster Care Week 2018!

Today marks the beginning of Foster Care Week 2018!
We are looking forward to sharing some stories and some stats with you over the next 7 days. For anyone that would like to know more about becoming a Foster Carer, please consider coming along to our information session on Wednesday night. Alternatively you can give Nicky C a call on 8761 9040, or send us a message and we will get back to you.