CatholicCare Wollongong

CatholicCare Wollongong

CatholicCare Wollongong seeks foster carers who are able to provide safe, nurturing and stable homes for children and young people to thrive and reach their full potential. As an inclusive organisation, we welcome all foster care applicants and help all those in need, regardless of religious beliefs.

CatholicCare Wollongong seeks foster carers who are able to provide safe, nurturing and stable homes for children and young people to thrive and reach their full potential. As an inclusive organisation, we welcome all foster care applicants, both singles and couples at different life stages, and help all those in need, regardless of religious beliefs.

Our social services agency covers the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong which encompasses the regions of Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Macarthur and Southern Highlands. The agency is committed to helping individuals and families lead fulfilled and connected lives through its professional programs and services. Our foster care program is committed to best practice with our quality matching, transition planning and a high level of support for carers and children.

Foster carers are a valued and integral part of our team as we work collaboratively in the best interests of children and young people, many of whom have complex needs. Carers play a crucial role as mentors and role models by providing:

  • positive parenting to help bonding and build attachment
  • care that meets educational, health, social, cultural and daily needs
  • support for birth family contact and a child’s identity
  • time and commitment to help children heal from past trauma

We offer carers:

  • regular home visits & communication with qualified & experienced caseworkers
  • access to our team Psychologist & other counselling and parenting education services
  • 24/7 on-call support
  • ongoing training, carer support & social activities
  • carer allowance
  • respite care
  • information, referral & advocacy
02 4227 1122
2500
25-27 Auburn Street, Wollongong
35A Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown, 2560
South Western Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven
General Foster Care, Adoption
Interim or Restoration Care, Long Term, Respite, Immediate