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WHO WE ARE

Junction is a leading social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians
each year.

We provide housing and community services including child protection through both residential care and our new foster care program; homelessness support; domestic violence services; and counselling. We also manage two thriving community centres – at Hackham in Adelaide’s south and in Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.

FOSTER CARE

A supportive family environment can go a long way towards shaping a young person’s life.

We’re looking for caring families who might be interested in opening their heart and their home to a child or young person in need of family based care.

FAQ's

What is Family Based Care?

What are the types of Family Based Care?

What type of Foster Care does Junction provide?

Will I get reimbursed as a foster carer?

How does Junction work with foster carers?

Collaboration is one of our organisation’s key values. This extends to our foster carers – as the most important part of the care team…

Can I access other services and programs provided by Junction?

What experience and knowledge does Junction have with working with children with trauma?

I am a Junction foster carer. Who will be in my support team?

Will Junction be available after hours if I need advice or support?

FOSTER FAMILY STORIES

When Nathan and Michelle were approached to provide emergency accommodation for a 15-year-old boy, the couple knew it was mean to be.

Married with three children of their own, they had often discussed adding to their brood through fostering, but for a range of reasons, it hadn’t happened.

“We were approached by a youth leader to take *Bradley for a night but it was during the Christmas holidays so we asked if he could continue to stay with us,” Michelle explained. “That set the wheels in motion.”

Six months on, the family of five is now a family of six – and while it hasn’t been all smooth sailing, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

*Not his real name.

GET IN TOUCH

If you are interested in fostering a child,
we would love to hear from you.