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Multicultural Foster Care 

Providing a safe, nurturing and caring environment & connecting children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with foster carers who can help them maintain their cultural identity and sense of belonging.

Foster Care Stories

Our foster carers open their hearts and homes to children in need.

Multicultural Foster Care Quiz

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster carer with SSI.

Multicultural Foster Care Service acknowledged

“As I walked up the stairs I saw her joyfully dancing with the three children to African music that connected them so authentically to their culture – it was beautiful.” Tari, SSI caseworker. Settlement Services International (SSI) was today recognised for the innovation and positive impact of its Multicultural Foster Care Service on children and families in out-of-home care.

Dandenong investment reinforces safety net for local community

Dandenong community members will have access to additional local services to improve access and equality following the local office opening of non-profit organisation SSI, which provides life-changing human services to 50,000 people around the country every year.

Foster care vs adoption: the 4 differences you need to know

Do you see foster care and adoption as two sides of the same coin? If you’d like to find out whether fostering is right for you, it’s important to understand these two choices are very different.  

Saying goodbye: When foster children go home

Saying goodbye to the children Afet has fostered is never easy. Over the years she’s learnt to appreciate the positive parts of that final farewell.  

From the CEO: A heartfelt holiday thank you

As the year draws to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the past 12 months and begin looking forward to the new year.

Reflecting on our past, present and future; our vision remains the same

Important milestones such as SSI’s 20th anniversary motivate me to pause from the present and reflect. Looking back over the past 20 years, I cannot help but be amazed at how SSI has both evolved as an organisation and solidified our core mission and values since our founding in early 2000.

Building strong cultural connections for children in care

For single mum, Linh*, becoming a foster carer has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her life.

20 years: The SSI Story

SSI’s history is inextricably linked to its membership base.

Perseverance and growth: Kim’s foster care journey

When Kim* and her husband first started with SSI’s Multicultural Foster Care program, they thought they would ease themselves into foster caring with short-term care arrangements.

Perseverance and growth: Kim’s foster care journey

When Kim* and her husband first connectedwith SSI’s Multicultural Foster Care program, they thought they would ease themselves into foster caring with short-term care arrangements.

Victoria – respite and emergency foster carer

As a single woman, you may think that she does not fit the mold of your typical foster carer. But when Victoria talks about the children she supports through the SSI Multicultural Foster Care program, one thing is abundantly clear—she is a born carer.

“It’s very rewarding and very worthwhile.”

As a single woman, you may think that she does not fit the mould of a typical foster carer. But when Victoria talks about the children she supports through the SSI Multicultural Foster Care program, one thing is abundantly clear—she is a born carer.