Searching for families

Permanent homes needed for young children aged 6-13.

We are appealing to the local community to help find loving, nurturing and devoted homes for six children through our Permanent Care program.

Connections’ Permanent Care program facilitates the placement of children, who are unable to live with their family of origin, due to risk or experience of serious abuse, neglect or harm.

Leading the appeal is Connections’ Program Leader, Out of Home Care, Prue Walker, who believes that many members of the local community are unaware of the need for permanent care families, particularly for older children and siblings.

It is important that couples wanting to start a family realise there are other options out there that exist beyond traditional methods,” said Ms Walker.

“All of the children who come through our program are longing for loving and caring families. They each have their own unique stories but unfortunately, they have all had an unstable start to their lives.

“These children are craving the security and stability of a loving home that many of us take for granted.

“We are calling out to anybody who thinks they may have room in their lives to provide these special children with a home, to make contact with us today,” said Ms Walker.

Connections is holding an information session on Tuesday 7 March for anyone interested in becoming a Permanent Carer and want to learn more about the program.

“Ensuring that every child has a safe, stable, secure and caring family should be of fundamental importance to our community,” Ms Walker said.

For more information about Connections Permanent Care program visit

Event details: Permanent Care Information Session: Tuesday 7 March, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Hampton Park Uniting Church, 1 Coral Drive. Registration essential. Call 03 9521 5666