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The wellbeing of children, young people and their families is at the heart of everything we do.
Our support programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of the communities we serve.


Children in Out of Home Care
Active Community Programs
Families Supported Annually


At Cafs, your contribution counts.


We’ve been supporting children and families as a proudly independent organisation for nearly 160 years and, in that time, we have expanded to deliver more than 44 innovative support programs specifically designed to meet the needs of people across the Victorian Central Highlands.


Even the smallest donation makes a difference to someone experiencing hardship.


Your gift, no matter the amount, will help Cafs continue to support people across the Victorian Central Highlands.

Donate* today by following the link.

*Cafs is a registered charity and donations of $2 or more are tax deductible


ELDER ABUSE SUPPORT SERVICES - A NEED, NOT AN OPTIONCafs team of trained financial counsellors work with people from every walk of life to try and address unresolved debt or issues with creditors.One group of people that we work with is those experiencing elder abuse (financial).
Frequently an older person may rely on family and relatives to assist them with their finances or assets. In these circumstances, an older person can be more vulnerable to abuse if they’re not included in the decisions about their finances.Elder abuse prevention specialist services are critical in protecting older Victorians from family conflict and have been experiencing an increase in demand. Currently 70% of elder abuse prevention specialists across Victoria are being defunded at a critical time of need.To support the campaign for ongoing funding for elder abuse prevention services visit www.betterplaceaustralia.com.au.If you suspect someone you know is experiencing, or is at risk of elder abuse, visit Seniors Rights Victoria at www.seniorsrights.org.au.If you need to speak to a trained financial counsellor contact Cafs on 1800 692 237.#elderabuse #aneednotanoption #financialcounselling #CafsCares
Foster Care is about creating a safe space for children in our community.Take the next step in becoming a foster carer with Cafs.Register to attend one of our upcoming carer information sessions today at www.cafs.org.au#fostercare #fostercarers #fostercaresupport #fostercarejourney #WeCare #CafsCares #OurCommunity
As part of Cafs ongoing focus on accessibility we are delighted to advise that the Reception areas of our 115 Lydiard St and Bacchus Marsh offices have both now been fitted with hearing loops which will make communication for clients and visitors easier.A hearing loop has also been installed in our training room to make the venue more accessible to Cafs people who are hard of hearing.A hearing loop provides easy access to high-quality audio, helping to ensure that people with hearing loss have inclusive and equal access to intelligible sound.For more about Cafs focus on inclusion and diversity please visit: www.cafs.org.au/diversity-and-inclusion#hearingloop #accessibilityforall #WeCare #CafsCares #community
On this World Autism Understanding Day, let's embrace the diversity and uniqueness within the autism community. Every individual on the autism spectrum brings a unique perspective to our world, reminding us that understanding and kindness are paramount.It's a day to listen, learn, and commit to being more inclusive and supportive. Whether through patient listening, thoughtful actions, or inclusive language, each of us can contribute to a world where everyone feels valued and understood.Learn how you can contribute to fostering understanding and support, visit Aspect’s WAUD page: www.aspect.org.au/waudTo learn more about Cafs ongoing commitment to Inclusion and Diversity visit;
https://cafs.org.au/diversity-and-inclusion/#WAUD2024 #UnderstandingAutism #InclusivityForAll @autismspectrumaustralia
March 31 marks International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender people while raising awareness of the work still needed to end the continued discrimination, harassment, and harm against the trans community and their families.
We stand in support of children, young people and adults to express themselves and live life as their true selves this and every day.⁠#TDOV #TransDayOfVisibility #CafsCares
Cafs offices are closed for the Easter break and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, April 2.
If you need urgent assistance please visit the Cafs website - www.cafs.org.au/crisis-contact-information - for a range of crisis support services.#wecare #ourcommunity #community #CafsCares
Last week Cafs received a fabulous donation from Winter Woolies for Ballarat.
Pictured here are Isabelle and Sandra delivering a big pile of blankets, scarves, gloves and beanies to Carmel from Cafs.The group are collecting until May so if you would like to join the challenge contact the Winter Woolies for Ballarat FB Page.Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. Our clients will be very grateful for your support.
#community  #wecare #CaringForCommunity #CafsCares
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