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Out-of-home care

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Addressing Church stereotypes, silence, blaming and lack of recognition

“Jan’s grief around her marriage ‘being broken’ and her beliefs that she had ‘betrayed’ her marriage vows and ‘broken her promises’ to God were profoundly influential in her initial inability to accept the priest’s help offered to her. These beliefs were grounded in what some parts of the Church espoused regarding the role of the Church, the Bible, the ‘sanctity of marriage’ and family,” says The Ven. Dr Lucy Morris, Chair of the ACSQ’s Domestic and Family Violence Working Group

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We are Anglicare Southern Queensland

Anglicare Southern Queensland provides a range of social and community services, including counselling, family and wellbeing support, homelessness and housing services and youth support

"With your help and support, we can add a little joy for Queensland foster carers and children in their care, and help to create a special Christmas that they’ll remember forever," (Sue Cooke, Anglicare Southern Queensland Chief Executive Officer)
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Give the gift of hope this Christmas

The impact of the cost-of-living crisis is increasing and taking its toll on our most vulnerable community members — children. This Christmas, Anglicare Southern Queensland is calling on the community to help children in out-of-home care to have the Christmas, and the future, they deserve


Emma and Cameron's foster care story

Are you curious to know what it’s like to be a foster carer? Emma and Cameron, a young couple from the Gold Coast, share what it’s like to open their doors to young people in need