Become a Foster Carer

There are many children and young people in our communities who are unable to live with their families. We provide essential support, care and stability for these children and young people affected by family breakdown, to enable them to recover and thrive.

CatholicCare provides foster care through our network of experienced family carers, residential homes, access to therapy and counselling and in-home support to reduce the risk of family breakdown. Through our suite of services, and the dedication of our specialist support teams and foster carers, we are changing the lives of children and young people for the better.


We are looking for foster carers on the Central Coast.

There are a range of social factors that place families under pressure and result in children needing care.

Foster care is about providing a safe and nurturing home to a child or young person who is unable to live with their own family. Foster carers are people who open their homes and hearts to children and young people in need, and partner with us to support them during their time in care.

Foster carers help children in need by providing them with a safe home to live in, supporting them to build healthy connections with their family and community of origin, helping them with their health, education and independence and building personal identity and self-esteem.

If you are interested in knowing more about fostering a child or young person, please contact us or download our brochure here.

CatholicCare Foster Care
P: (02) 4320 7777
E: fostercare@catholiccaredbb.org.au

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