An emergency intake worker is available after hours for emergency enquires Telephone 03 5023 5966.
Foster Care is provided when:
There are family emergencies;
Children are at risk of physical or emotional harm;
Families are sometimes under stress and need a break;
Parents are having major personal or relationship problems; or
There are no friends or family members to help. Caregivers
Mallee Family Care has a team of 100 care-giving individuals and families. Caregivers receive initial training by Agency staff and are approved by a panel of community representatives. Caregivers are supported by qualified Family Workers.
Caregivers are located in Mildura, Swan Hill, Kerang, Red Cliffs, Merbein, Wentworth, Balranald, Cohuna, Sea Lake, Robinvale, Nyah and other localities throughout the Mallee region.
Referrals can be made by:
- contacting the intake Worker during working hours on 03 5023 5966; or
- the On Call Worker after hours by calling the same number.
There is no fee for this service, although parents may be asked to assist with resources for the placement, eg. Clothing, toys, transport, medication, pocket money.
To provide out-of-home placement for children and adolescents 0-17 years.