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Foster Care

Every night in the Geelong region there are many children who don’t have a safe and loving home.

Meli provides Foster Care services for these children in need.

We urgently need more Carers who can provide a safe, stable and nurturing home environment for a child or young person who cannot live at home with their parents or extended family.

Children and young people requiring foster care can be of any age (up to 18 years), and can come from various cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Want to know more? Read our Foster Care FAQs here.


Foster Carers can provide

  • Overnight or emergency care
  • Respite to parents or other Foster Carers one weekend a month or once a fortnight
  • Short term care (up to six months)
  • Long term care (more than six months)

Individuals, couples and families from all backgrounds, with or without children, who are working or not working, can become Foster Carers.

Learn more about how to become a Foster Carer here.

Enquire about becoming a Foster Carer

Meli also holds regular Foster Care information sessions which provide an opportunity to gain information and ask as many questions as you like. For more information see here or contact the Meli Foster Care team on 03 5226 8900.

Make a foster care enquiry
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