Emergency and crisis care
Foster carers urgently needed
The children below need somewhere to stay immediately.
This may be their first time in care or they may just need somewhere to stay while other suitable care is found. Whatever the reason, these children are in urgent need of emergency and crisis care, safety in what is a very stressful time in their lives.
Children seeking emergency and crisis care
Through no fault of their own, these children are urgently seeking a safe place to call home. Experience isn’t necessary, all these children need is a safe home and someone committed to providing the care and support every child deserves. A long-term solution would be ideal, but if you think you could help, even in the short term, please call our team today on 13 18 19 or contact us below.
10-year-old Melanie urgently needs a safe and caring home. Could you help her find a happy long-term home?
She loves gymnastics, making up dances, and animals, and also enjoys taking time to relax with activities like colouring in and reading.
Melanie ideally needs a foster family based within the Macarthur region in South-West Sydney ( Campbelltown, Camden or Wollondilly areas) to be close to support systems.
9-month-old Suzie urgently needs a safe and caring home.
Currently in short term foster care, we are seeking long-term carers who Suzie can build a long-lasting relationship with. Suzie has other siblings in care, in North-West Sydney, who she sees regularly. Her new carer would need to support these important relationships.
We are open to carers of any age, gender and family size and a thorough matching process will be undertaken to ensure suitability.
Ben and Max*
14-year-old twin boys Ben and Max urgently need a safe place to call home.
Like most boys, they enjoy video games, but are also quite active and enjoy camping, skateboarding and other sports. While engaged at school, both benefit from supported learning.
Ben and Max interact well with other children and want to remain in contact with their natural family. They are also keen to learn more about their cultural background so need a carer willing to explore this with them.
12-year-old Steven urgently needs long-term carers who will support his cultural, social and communication needs. Steven identifies as Aboriginal and a carer from his culture would be ideal.
Steven is an adventure-loving boy who loves riding his scooter and playing computer games. He enjoys seeing his siblings monthly, discovering new people and places, looking after dogs, and jumping on trampolines.
Steven needs opportunities to improve his social and communication skills within the home and help with making new friends.
Siblings: Bonnie, Jasmin and Henry*
Unable to live with their birth family, siblings Bonnie, Jasmin and Henry need somewhere safe to live in Sydney. We’d love to see these three siblings together in one safe and stable home but understand this may be a lot to take on for one family. Alternatively, we are seeking someone to care for Bonnie and Jasmin and another carer for Henry.
9-year-old Bonnie loves to read. She is currently into Harry Potter and her favourite animals are snakes and cats. She also enjoys going to the library, gymnastics and dancing. Bonnie is interested in learning and loves learning about new things.
6-year-old Jasmin enjoys sensory play, arts and crafts. She loves playdough, bubbles, sand and has a big imagination. Jasmin is a social butterfly who loves soccer and is going to the park and making new friends.
8-year-old Henry loves Dinosaurs, cars and his favourite food is healthy red apples. He enjoys playing soccer, colouring in and his favourite song right now is “Everything is awesome” from the Lego movie. He also enjoys learning, especially in maths.
What support do carers receive?
To meet the current need for emergency and crisis care, Family Spirit will fast track the foster carer application and training process. As a Family Spirit carer, you’ll also receive ongoing training and support from our team.
Initial and ongoing training to support your fostering journey.
Free access to our Carer Assistance Program.
24-hour phone support and social events for carers and families.
Payments to support your household.
Catholic School Scholarships across Sydney.
Resources to support you in your role as a foster carer.
*Images and names have been changed to protect the privacy of these vulnerable children and to abide by child protection legislation.