Foster and Kinship Care Week 2019
At Life Without Barriers we are celebrating Foster and Kinship Care Week (8th - 14th September) to acknowledge and thank the thousands of foster and kinship carers who provide safe and supportive homes for children and young people in out-of-home-care.
Our carers are extraordinary people, who embrace children with continuous love, understanding and encouragement. We believe that all children should be placed within a family, and we feel privileged to support such resilient and child focused foster and kinship care families. We have a number of events coming up to celebrate our carers. These include:
|Date / Time||Details||Location|
|Tuesday, 17 September, 11:30am - 2:00pm||Adelaide Hills carers lunch||Oasis Gardens Restaurant and Function Centre, Langhorne Creek Rd, Belvidere SA 5255|
|Monday, 16 September, 12:00pm||Annual South Australia Life Without Barriers Carers lunch||Veale Gardens, South Tce, Adelaide SA 5000|
|Thursday, 12 September, 10:30am||Morning tea for Life Without Barriers carers followed by a brief information session for anyone interested in becoming a carer. Contact[ firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto: email@example.com) for more information.||Life Without Barriers Office, 2/1-7 Langhorne Street, Dandenong VIC 3175|
|Friday, 13th September, 10:30am||Morning tea for Life Without Barriers Foster carers. Contact [Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto: Hannah.email@example.com) for more information.||Life Without Barriers Office, 137 Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020|
|Friday, 13th September, 11:00am - 1:00pm||FCAV Victoria is hosting a traditional morning tea at The Hotel Windsor to celebrate carers.||The Hotel Windsor, Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000|
New South Wales
|Thursday, 5th September, 10:00am - 1:00pm||Coffs Harbour interagency community event with lunch and activities. Everyone is welcome.||PCYC – 74 Bray St, Coffs Harbour|
|Sunday, 8th September, 11:00am - 3:00pm||Foster care picnic - everyone involved in kinship care & fostering is invited to attend. Register at My Forever Family.||Western Sydney University Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra|
|Sunday, 8th September, 10:00am - 2:00pm||Family fun day with entertainment and activities for the kids and a BBQ lunch.||Lismore Turf Club|
|Saturday 7th September, 10:00am - 5:00pm||Strathfield Spring Fair||Strathfield Park, between Chalmers Road and Homebush Road Strathfield|
|Monday, 9th September, 10:30am||Morning Tea for all Foster carers around Tasmania||Government House, 7 Lower Domain Rd, Queens Domain TAS 7000|
|Tuesday, 10th September||Lunch for Life Without Barriers Foster carers||Cherry Shed Cafe, 243 Gilbert St, Latrobe TAS 7307|
Life Without Barriers also presented at the 2019 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference (5 - 7 September) on our evidence-based practice including MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™, CARE and Family Inclusion.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of the events email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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