A Better Life For Foster Kids Inc

A Better Life For Foster Kids Inc

Cause Area: Children and Young People

Country: Australia

Website: www.abetterlifeforfosterkids.org.au

Mission Statement

Mission: improve the short and long-term physical, educational and psycho-social outcomes for children in care. Aim: to preserve children’s dignity, improve their self-worth and lessen social stigma


Based in Gippsland, Victoria, A Better Life for Foster Kids (ABLFFK) was founded in 2014 by Heather Baird, who herself grew up in foster care.ABLFFK provides material assistance to children in out of home care (OOHC), as well as advocacy and support for carers to help them navigate the OOHC system. A $35 donation provides one hour of advocacy for a carer who needs urgent advice.ABLFFK is unique in providing Crisis Cases containing all the clothing and essential items required for the first week of care, where and when carers need them, without administrative red tape. A donation of $155covers the purchase of the new items needed to pack a Crisis Case.The ABLFFK Others Do Care Fund is a discretionary fund that children in out of home care can request to support them to undertake an activity, lesson or experience that would otherwise be inaccessible. A donation of $200 would fund a child in OOHC to participate in a local sports team for a season.
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