Governance & Strategy


Family Spirit is a partnership between Marist180 and CatholicCare Sydney. By working together, we can foster better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families.

The partnership brings together deep and complementary knowledge, expertise and networks from both agencies.

From client facing services to operational management, we invest in training and support to ensure that all of our staff have the best skills for the important work they do supporting families.

Strategic Priorities

Family Spirit’s inaugural Strategic Plan will guide the beginning chapters of Family Spirit’s mission to enable permanency and wellbeing for children and young people in NSW.


Strengthen our service delivery

  • Develop Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) as our trauma informed framework
  • Work in partnership with our stakeholders
  • Utilise evidence based decision making

Develop our workforce

  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Develop our knowledge and skills
  • Lead by example in word and deed

Recruit and retain foster carers

  • Prepare carers to be their best
  • Value our carers’ contribution to parenting
  • Support our carers

Build collaboration within the sector

  • Share ideas and resources
  • Be a reliable, valued and trusted sector agency
  • Be open to trialling new ways 

Build the identity of our agency

  • Participate in community and sector events
  • Share the positive work we do and the results we achieve
  • Identify opportunities to advocate for our clients

Strengthen our financial position

  • Grow and retain government revenue
  • Develop new non-government revenue sources
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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.