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See how rewarding being a Foster Carer can be

We support you, so you can support them.

Be the difference in a child’s life

  • Help some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children.
  • Assist them in overcoming challenging and traumatic life circumstances.
  • Provide the stability, compassion and kindness they need.
  • Share in the joy of their progress, watching them grow and thrive

You’re supported at every step

We’re here to help Foster Carers do what they do best – care with kindness, compassion, patience and love. We’ll guide and support you every step of the way.

As a Foster Carer, you’re fully supported by a dedicated team with:

Access to a dedicated Lighthouse Foster Hub

Situated in Northern Melbourne allowing Foster Carers to connect, reflect and grow.

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Trauma-informed
support

For young people, carers and the entire family.

Regular respite support with Lighthouse’s Therapeutic Carers

Delivered via monthly overnight stays at the Hub and weekly
homework clubs.

24/7 phone support

As well as urgent in home-support with Therapeutic Carers.

Learning and development opportunities

Tailored to each Foster Carers’ needs.

Connection to the
community


Through carefully considered Community Committee local volunteers.

Regular social events
and outings

For the fostering community to connect and build relationships with each other.

Lifelong membership offered to all young people

So they can turn to us
during the highs and lows
in later life.

Our team live and breathe great care

When you care for a young person with the Lighthouse Foundation,
you’ll be assisted and guided by an experienced team.

OUR UNIQUE MODEL OF CARE LOOKS AFTER EVERYONE

The Lighthouse Foundation’s dedicated team walk alongside you, your foster child and the entire family at every step. It’s the same community approach that we’ve been operating from for the past 30 years.

We believe community is integral because it takes a village to raise a happy, healthy and thriving young person – a village where everyone’s emotional, physical and mental health is nurtured. Drawing on more than 60 years of empirical research and three decades of front-line experience caring for young people in our Lighthouse Homes, we’ve seen first-hand the challenges young people and carers face. When you break it down, our solution is relatively simple but we still need you to make it work.

Play a precious role in a young person’s life. Find out more now.

Express your interest today

Learn more about becoming a Foster Carer with Lighthouse Foundation now.

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OUR PARTNERS

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Lighthouse Foster Care is part of the Lighthouse Foundation, helping young people in need.

Phone: 1800 542 273
Email: fostercare@lighthousefoundation.org.au
13 Adolph St,
Cremorne VIC 3121

Lighthouse Foundation acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work.

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