For most of us, childhood was the easiest part of our lives, but for thousands of Australian children it can be the hardest.

The children and young people who turn to Barnardos for help have been exposed to exceptionally difficult circumstances in their young lives – abuse, violence, poverty, drug and alcohol issues, mental illness, homelessness and disability.

That is why we need you.

Virtual foster care is a very unique and special sponsorship program. Not everyone can take a child into their home to help them heal, but for as little as $1 a day you can help real children facing real issues change their lives. As a virtual foster carer you will follow the progress of a real child or young person who represents thousands of others receiving support from Barnardos programs. You will hear about the real events in their life and the real issues they face. You’ll receive updates from their Barnardos case worker showing you how your generosity is changing their young life.

Your support will help give a child:

  • A dedicated case worker to provide one-to-one emotional support, advice and guidance.
  • The chance to recover from their past and understand this is not their fault through, grief and trauma counselling, support groups and group therapy.
  • Access to services that help transform children’s lives such as homework and tutoring support, mentoring and life skills.
  • And, best of all, support for as long as they need us.

Join now.