Give vulnerable children

a brighter future

Help at-risk children find safe, nurturing homes and recover from neglect and abuse. Your donation helps us provide the care and evidence-based support that creates real change for vulnerable children and families.


Your support makes a big impact


Children in need of care every year


Children in our care on any given light

Every 45 minutes

A child enters the care system

Create positive change in the lives of Australian children

When you donate to OzChild, you help us provide ongoing, evidence-based support to children and families in need.

Beyond our general foster care program, your donation helps us continue to offer the following specialised programs:

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)

A program that supports families who are affected by an adolescent behaving aggressively within the home.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

A program that works with children, young people, and their families to strengthen relationships, improve communication, and respond to challenging behaviours.

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW)

A program that works with children, young people, and their families to strengthen relationships, improve communication, and respond to challenging behaviours.


An evidence-based parenting program for parents of children aged 0-5 who are at risk of, or have been reported for, child neglect and physical abuse.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

A family and home-based treatment helps young people function in their natural settings in ways that promote positive social behaviour.

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN)

An in-home intervention model working with families with serious clinical needs, as directed by child protection (due to physical abuse and neglect).

Kai’s Story

Kai entered foster care in January 2020, aged 14. When he arrived, he had moderate depression, social anxiety and moderate OCD. He was shy and withdrawn and had been refusing to take his medication.

Kai’s foster carers knew there was a lovely young man busting to shine through so they worked hard to make him feel welcome, comfortable and safe. And it worked!

Kai is taking his medication daily, participating in school and his confidence has grown. He recently celebrated his 16th birthday and was showered with gifts, cards, cake and birthday well-wishes. He also got to enjoy a birthday pizza night, thanks to the OzChild Thriving Families Fund.

It’s obvious Kai is now feeling like part of the family, feeling safe, and beginning to thrive.

And it’s people like you that make it all possible.

The Mitchell Family’s Story

For most of their lives, Sarah’s* kids witnessed violence perpetrated by their father.

Fueled by alcohol, arguments between Sarah and David* would result in physical violence. Sarah’s eldest child Emma* (aged 13) would often step in to protect her mum by calling the police.

But after Sarah broke free from David, Emma’s behaviour started to mimic her father’s. She was aggressive and violent towards Sarah and her little brother Toby* (aged 11). And her mum became afraid to put limits on her behaviour for fear of her response.

The family were referred to the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Program, where they learned to interact positively through negotiating, problem-solving and house rules. Emma was further supported with her own therapy.

Programs like FFT can create brighter futures for entire families. With your support we can continue to be here for families in their time of need.

Sam Young person in FFT-CW program

Before things at home were crazy. There was lots of yelling and I didn’t feel safe. Now we are all much happier, and mum even smiles now, our OzChild worker has made things so much better.

This is where your donation goes when you give to OzChild:
  • Operating Costs (Delivering Services)

  • IT & Infrastructure

  • Admin & Finance

  • Fundraising Costs

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Acknowledgement of Country

OzChild acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge their cultures are living ones, which relate to their ongoing connection to all things living and non-living on land, sea and sky.

We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

May the children of today lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

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