For many years now, we have received support for the costs of providing Crisis Cases from Trinity Families, the charitable trust of the Catholic Diocese of Sale. In the past 12 months they have funded Crisis Cases to re-stock the Bairnsdale, Sale, Morwell and Warragul Crisis Case Depots. That’s 152 cases! As costs of many […]
We are delighted to announce that our Koo Wee Rup Crisis Case Depot, funded by Alinta Energy, is fully fitted out and ready for carers to come and pick up Crisis Cases as needed. If you are a carer in the Koo Wee Rup area needing a Crisis Case for a new foster or kinship […]
Carers can apply using the form below for Christmas gifts from A Better Life For Foster Kids for the children in your care, as well as any biological children. Thank you for your interest – requests for Christmas 2021 have closed. We will re-open this form in late 2022 for Christmas present requests.
We are so grateful to announce that Loy Yang B have funded our Crisis Case service again this year through a Community Partnership Grant! Recent AIHW data has shown 5494 children were admitted to care and protection orders in Victoria in 2019-20. 72% of these were admitted for the first time. In total, 10 children […]
A Better Life For Foster Kids’ sorting and packing rooms at the Sale Memorial Hall have been flooded during the heavy rains at the end of March, and are not able to accept any clothing or other in-kind donations at this time . There is a lot of damage and it will take a lot […]
This Easter, you can help provide opportunities for children in out of home care. Our Others Do Care Fund is a discretionary fund that children in out of home care can request to support them to undertake an activity, lesson or experience that is meaningful and helpful to them in their lives. Can you help […]
We have a number of school backpacks and supplies available to provide kids with a great start to the school year. Thanks to a generous donation we are able to provide kids with school items including a backpack, water bottle, lunchbox and stationary such as pens, colouring pencils and notebooks. If you are a carer […]
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We are so excited to have received a grant from Alinta Energy which will help us expand the reach of our Crisis Case services to new locations. The grant will help us set up a Crisis Case Depot in Koo Wee Rup, just over 60km from Melbourne’s CBD. Koo Wee Rup is an ideal location […]
The end of the year has been full of recognition for our work. It’s been an incredible end to the year amidst the busy time of organising and wrapping gifts for kids in care! We were so honoured to be recognised with the the Victoria Regional Achievement GOTAFE Community Group Award! This award recognises groups […]