Are you a foster carer, kinship carer or informal carer? The Fostering Hope team is made up of full time carers, respite carers, emergency carers, kinship carers, and people who have worked in the sector, we understand how hard the journey is and we want to walk with you.

See the various connection opportunities and support we provide below. Get in touch with us to find out more.

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Fostering Hope Morning teas & family get togethers

Each month Fostering Hope hosts morning teas for carers geographically connected. These are great opportunities for fellowship, support, and prayer. If you would like to join a morning tea or start one in your area. 

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Preparation for Fostering Short Course

Fostering Hope hosts a ‘preparation for fostering short course’ for people thinking about entering the world of foster/kinship care and for encouragement for those already on the journey. The course runs for five weeks in a row and each quarter is offered on a different day and time. To find out about this term’s course

Support Group

Fostering Hope Chaplain

This provides pastoral care for carers struggling with any part of the caring journey including trauma behaviours, contact with birth families, case direction, protection over their families, and practical needs.

Please phone 03 620 4834 to access this service or book a time on

Buddies for new Carers

Stepping into the role of a foster or kinship carer is unique and brings its own challenges and joys. Often it is only other carers who can understand the journey. Fostering Hope provides a buddy program for all new carers. We have a pool of experienced foster and kinship carers willing to buddy with a new carer for their first 12 months to provide friendship, mentoring, support, and answer questions.

 

If you would like to be a buddy for a new carer, or you are a new carer looking for a buddy, we'd love to hear from you

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Fostering Hope Champions

Are you a carer or have an experience with out of home care? Are you passionate about more people hearing this need and responding? Are you passionate about supporting carers on the journey? Are you passionate about supporting children growing up in care so their future can be different? Join the Fostering Hope team! We are seeking people passionate about caring for children throughout Tasmania and Australia.

 

You can be a Fostering Hope Champion in your region by starting a morning tea, spreading the word in your community, finding mentors for children in care, delivering trauma training, or something else that you could add to the work of Fostering Hope.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to be a Fostering Hope Champion.