Real children, real stories
Meet some of these children, young people and families who, with your help, can get the support they need to recover and thrive again.
Together, we can all make a difference
Many families in our community are struggling with poverty, domestic violence, homelessness, mental illness, social isolation or drug and alcohol abuse and we know this can have adverse effects on children’s futures.
We support families in crisis to help keep their children safe and prevent them from entering foster care. We provide children a safe, stable and nurturing family environment through foster care and open adoption. We build community connections to encourage families to support each other, improving their social and emotional wellbeing and the wellbeing of their children.
Here are some very real stories of the children, young people and families we have helped but the need for our services continues daily.
Heartbreaking, inspirational, real stories
Tegan was stuck in an extremely abusive, violent relationship and feared for her children's lives. Barnardos helped her find safety and rebuild their lives, breaking the cycle of abuse.
When Ellie had her first child she struggled to cope with parenthood and felt isolated, depressed and desperate. Our supported playgroup program helped her find a life-changing support network.
Scott went through more in the first 3 months of his life than most of us will in a lifetime. Scott's life changed forever when Barnardos placed him with compassionate foster carer Barb.