Foster & Kinship Carers - help us connect them to peer support

By Connecting Foster and Kinship Carers SA Inc

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A little bit of context

Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers - SA Inc (CF&KC-SA) is the peak body for foster and kinship carers (Carers) in South Australia.

CF&KC-SA aims to improve the lives of children and young people in care through provision of services valuing and supporting Carer families to sustain strong and positive relationships. We have recently established a Peer Support Network of volunteers across SA. Their role is to support Carers during tough times, lend a listening ear, help them connect with services, share foster or kinship caring experiences - simply being there when the times get tough for these families who welcome children and young people into their homes and provide a safe, secure, loving home environment.

But there’s a problem

Our Peer Support volunteers are amazing people, Carers themselves who are giving up their time to help other foster and kinship carers in SA. Unfortunately, we don't have the funds to provide each of them with a mobile phone so that they can be available to take that important call and spend as much time as is needed speaking to Carers in their communities.

Here’s what we’re doing about it

We've trained these amazing volunteers and they are fully commited to their volunteer role. We now need to provide each of them with a mobile phone to ensure they can connect to Carers in their region who are looking for support.

We know this is a good project as we've heard directly from foster and kinship carers...

"The support I have received from CF&KC-SA has been so helpful -- it's given me the confidence to continue caring."

“No-one understands the challenges Carers face looking after a child in the care system quite like other Carers.”

You can join us in making a difference to the lives of children and young people in care

We are seeking $6,000 to purchase ten mobile phones to assist our volunteers deliver peer support services in their communities.

We will honor your investment by allocating all funds directly to the Peer Support Network.

If you invest today, you will be a part of an essential support service to foster and kinship carers throughout SA.

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Team Members

Jane Horton

Amanda Porter