Family support agency MacKillop Family Services (MacKillop) celebrates its 25-year anniversary this year. Formed in 1997, when the congregations of Christian Brothers, the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of St Joseph, came together with a common goal of supporting children, young people and families, MacKillop has continued that commitment of helping communities when they are at their most vulnerable.
Over the past 25 years, MacKillop has grown from a team of 200, delivering residential care, foster care, education, disability and family support across Melbourne and Geelong, to over 1400 employees located in 40 offices in NSW and the ACT, WA, VIC and the NT.
Looking forward, MacKillop is committed to working for the rights of all children, young people and families to be safe, to learn, and to feel nurtured and connected to culture. By building an evidence base about what program responses work best and drawing on our history and experience, we seek to inform future policy and advocate for the best outcomes for children, young people and families, ensuring that MacKillop can continue to grow, innovate, and provide high quality and inclusive services well into the future.
For further information: Celebrating 25 years | MacKillop Family Services