WDOHC at Ekka 2016

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 Western Districts Out of Home Care is a foster and kinship care service. We aim to recruit, train and assess foster carers in providing an ideal home environment. We also provide ongoing training and support for foster carers in meeting the ever changing needs of children and young people under their care.

On 9th August 2016 (Tuesday), our Western Districts Out of Home Care team was excited to meet the public at this year’s Ekka or The Royal Queensland Show.

Biggest thank you to Foster Care Queensland with whom we shared the information stall. Our main goal was to ignite public interest in becoming a foster carer, as well as promoting our other Inala Community House services (www.ich.org.au).

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We even had our own photo booth that allowed visitors to snap photos for great fun and memories!

From 9am-7pm, our friendly team greeted the busy Ekka crowds and handed out free goodie bags, information kits and merchandises. We appreciate all of your kind support and interest in becoming foster carers with us!

On the day, we encountered many potential foster carers ranging from young couples, families and even one single mom with a teenage daughter. Foster carers can be single women or men, cohabiting, married or same-sex couples, with or without children, young or old.

We also seek foster carers from different ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds to meet the wide range of needs of our children requiring care.

Finally, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our foster carers within our local community. Don’t forget to visit the Foster Care Queensland information stall which is open every day at the Ekka. Please use and follow our hashtags #IFosterCare #FosterCare on social media too.

For any information or queries about becoming a foster or kinship carer, please contact us via phone (07) 3372 1711 or e-mail intake@ich.org.au today.