Our vision, mission and values

Cafs’ goal is to give every individual the optimal opportunity to live in a safe and nurturing family.

Our vision

 

Wellbeing, respect and safety for all children and families.

 

Our mission

 

To deliver quality services with positive outcomes for the communities we serve.

 

Our values

 

Respect

We treat all people, including ourselves, with dignity. We have genuine compassion for our colleagues and the individuals, families and communities we serve.

 

Integrity

We act ethically and do what is right – even if it’s uncomfortable.

Collaboration

We embrace collaboration. We celebrate inclusiveness and work together with the individuals and families we serve to make a difference in their lives.

 

Kindness

We genuinely care about people and actively look for ways to offer a helping hand to those in need.

 

Innovation

We encourage and explore different ways of working and fresh ideas to improve our practice and outcomes for those we serve.

CAFS stories

How June and Robert found the right time to become Cafs foster carers


Becoming foster carers can be a life affirming experience. Shirley and Alec always knew that fostering would be in their future; it was just a question of timing. 

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How Cafs financial counselling helped
a dad battling with cancer


When you’re a self-employed dad, being sick comes with more concerns than your own health. With no money coming in, Tony was stressed about his family. 

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Housing Support: How Cafs ATAR team helped a father avoid eviction


Bruce was admitted to hospital for three months, and while he was in there, he asked his adult sons to take care of the home he'd been renting for the past eleven years.

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How Cafs helped Chloe and her family find hope


Chloe was 16, and her young life was falling apart. She’d dropped out of school and had started drinking and taking drugs. She also started stealing and self-harming.

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How Cafs day stay helped one young family establish a healthy bedtime routine


For Bianca and Josh, the excitement of becoming new parents was giving way to exhaustion. They were desperate for more sleep.

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Cafs acknowledges our past. In the spirit of reconciliation, we give deepest respect to Australia's First Nations Peoples. Their histories, their stories, their resilience. Their connection to culture and land. The wisdom of their Elders past, present and emerging.

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