Can you open your home to a child in need?

Each month, over 150 children and young people across Sydney find themselves without a safe place to call home.

Whether a result of domestic violence, physical abuse, neglect of basic needs, parental mental illness, disability or family crisis, or simply a lack of family support, these children have experienced significant hardship in their lives.

Sadly, there aren’t enough carers to take these children in. Could you help to provide them with the support and care they need?

To find out more about becoming a foster carer, register for an information session, call us for a chat on 13 18 19 or contact us online.

Teenage girl needing foster care

Make a positive impact that lasts a lifetime

Foster carers provide safe, secure and loving homes to children who need it most and there are different ways that you can help

Whether it’s respite or part-time care during critical times, short-term, or long-term care as children grow, foster carers have the ability to make a positive impact that lasts a lifetime.

Whether you’re an experienced carer or parent, a couple, single or an empty-nester with more love to share – you can help children and young people find a brighter future.

We'll support you at every step of the way

When you become a foster carer through Family Spirit, you’ll receive full support from our team.


Initial and ongoing training to understand how fostering works.

Personal support

Access to our Carer Assistance Program, including free counselling for each family member


24 hour phone support and social events for carers and families

Financial Assistance

Allowances and payments to support your household.

Education opportunities

Access and financial support for most Sydney Catholic Schools.


Monthly newsletter with more information to support you in your role as a foster carer.

Take the first step on a rewarding journey

To find out more about becoming a foster carer, register for an information session, call us for a chat on 13 18 19 or contact us online.

Foster Carers Steve & Cathy

Long-time Family Spirit Carers, Steve and Cathy, opened their home and started fostering almost 20 years ago. Caring for their five children and four foster children now between the ages of one and 38 years has filled their lives with much joy, devoting their time, energy and most of all love to them all. Please watch their video below.

“We are all so much richer for having fostered and couldn’t imagine our life any other way,” Cathy said.

Foster Carer & Two Boys | Contact Family Spirit

Contact Us

Call our team 9am to 5pm weekdays on 13 18 19
(In an emergency please call 000)

Family Spirit Ltd, Suite 301, 2-14 Meredith Street, Bankstown NSW 2200

To send us a message or to be contacted by a staff member please complete the contact form below.