Foster Care Angels is an ACNC register charity with DGR Status. Since 2011, we have worked tirelessly to identify gaps and reduce the trauma suffered by children and young people affected by foster care.
Our current focus is on the education, support and empowerment of young people by providing them with essential life skills and stable accommodation post 18.
In order to provide our unique support services, we rely on the generous support of businesses and individuals.
By supporting a grassroots organisation you will be making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people with a care experience.
For 8 years our Care Packages helped to ease the transition into foster care. We are incredibly proud of our achievement in bringing this need to the attention of the New South Wales Government.
Foster Care Angels support carers by organising a weekend conference with workshops, seminars, counselling support and the opportunity to build a peer support network.
Fostering Family Training and Support
This program has been placed on hold as this is currently no longer a gap in New South Wales. Training is provided in house by registered agencies and other government funded organisations.
The Christmas Drive program aims to provide Christmas gifts to children and young people living in alternative care arrangements at Christmas.
Our program has been developed by a qualified counsellor who has extensive experience working with young people who have experienced trauma and are at great risk of experiencing mental health problems
Sadly due to a change in local council requirements, we have had to say goodbye to our affordable holiday accommodation for fostering families.
The use of Therapy Dogs is designed to help young people improve their physical, social, emotional or cognitive function.
We are thrilled that it is no longer necessary for us to offer our University Scholarship program. Since the introduction of our University Scholarship the New South Wales government has committed to three University Scholarships per year for young people with a care experience.
The Launch Pad
Our exciting new program offers long term, independent living with subsidised accommodation for 18 years olds who are exited from foster care on their 18th birthday. We also provide essential life skills training and education and employment pathways.
In 2019 we publish our first research report: Barriers to Foster Carer Engagement. We interviewed 70 carers and recorded their experiences of being a foster carer.