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The wellbeing of children, young people and their families is at the heart of everything we do. Our care is inclusive and
collaborative, and our innovative support programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of our local community.
Children in Care Programs
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.

It’s hard to believe that even the smallest donation could make a significant difference to someone experiencing hardship. Just $5 could provide a new outfit from Cafs Thread Together Hub to a person in need.

Your gift, no matter the amount, will help Cafs continue to build a stronger, more resilient community.

Donations* can be made by following the links below.

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

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Leave a Lasting Impact with Your Will.Thinking about your Will is a deeply personal journey.When you choose to include a gift for Cafs in your Will, you can help change the lives of young individuals, children, and families, providing them with opportunities that can shape their future.
Wanting to give back to the community but are unable to donate?We are currently recruiting volunteers for Thread Together, where you can help community members in need select brand new clothing.If you’re interested in finding out more or volunteering, head to our website or contact us on 1800 692 237 or via email threadtogether@cafs.org.au#CafsCares #OurCommunity #donate #Cafs #Volunteering #volunteer
DONOR THANKSA huge THANK-YOU to Sovereign Hill Museums Association who have kindly provided Cafs with entry passes that will allow vulnerable children and families across the region the opportunity to experience everything this award-winning attraction has to offer.At a time when many families have to make hard decisions about where they allocate household income the chance to spend a day together as a family is a valuable and welcome gift.Thank-you Sovereign Hill for your generosity.If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Cafs visit cafs.org.au/donating or contact thanks@cafs.org.au.#Cafs #donate #OurCommunity #CafsCares #donations #Ballarat
Our Gambler’s Help program is open for referrals.This is a free and confidential counselling program offered by Cafs.Gambling harm is more than just about losing money. No matter who you are or how gambling affects you, we can help.For more information or to enquire, visit our website.#CafsCares #OurCommunity #Cafs
We were lucky enough to collaborate with headspace Ballarat’s Youth Reference Group earlier in the year.The Ballarat Youth Reference Group attended the Lydiard St office to learn about what we offer for young people at Cafs and created this great snippet of our services.
We will be closed Monday 10th June, returning Tuesday 11th.Wishing everyone a safe and happy long weekend!
A message from the team at QHubThank you to everyone who ordered tickets to the QHub Community Event that was scheduled for this Thursday (June 6th). Unfortunately, due to COVID within the organisation, the team will be postponing the event until spring time.We are aware that there is an increase in Covid-19 cases in the community during the colder months so we are prioritising community health in this decision.The team were very much looking forward to celebrating Pride Month in Ballarat with you all and will continue with our smaller events throughout the month.An email will be sent out when we have a new date and Humanitix link locked in.Thanks again for the support and see you soon,The QHub Team
Cafs supports the local community to help make a brighter future for our vulnerable children, families and young people.A $100 donation provides clothing for a family through Cafs Thread Together Hub.Donations $2 or more are tax deductible.Donate via our website.#CafsCares #Cafs #OurCommunity #donate
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