At UnitingCare, children come first


We want all children to thrive, no matter their circumstances or start in life. That means taking care of families, too, making sure you have the skills, resources and support to keep you and your children safe and flourishing.


Our support for children and families ranges from early childhood support and vacation care for children with disabilities, to parenting support, family relationships services, foster and kinship care, and more. Explore some of our key services below.

UnitingCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation.
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Vacation care
UnitingCare organises indoor and outdoor fun during the school holidays for children aged five to 18 who have a diagnosed disability.
aboriginal family having fun outside in the sun
Outback families
Life in the Outback can have its challenges. UnitingCare offers families a range of early childhood education options, including playgroups, parenting support, in-home care and more.
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Early Childhood Approach
Find out how we support you and your child in their early years, through the Early Childhood Approach program.
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Foster and kinship care
Say yes to foster care and change the life of a young person in need. Find out how to become a foster or kinship carer, the types of care available, and how to help keep kids connected.
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Domestic and family violence
We work with families and children to move toward safe and comfortable family lives. We do this through crisis accommodation, counselling, and men’s behaviour change programs.
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Seniors support
UnitingCare is here for older family members, ranging from grandparents who are primary carers for their grandchildren, to people experiencing elder abuse, or those who simply need guidance and information.
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Family relationships services
Our family relationships services work to protect bonds between parents and their children in times of difficulty or separation.
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Drug and alcohol support
Our Cape York Family Centre provides residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families of Cape York in Far North Queensland.