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PCA Families is committed to providing information and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a challenging time for many children, young people and their carers.

While we are working differently, PCA Families is continuing to deliver services.

Meetings and events

Member meetings such as peer support groups will be a mix of online and face to face, depending on the specific circumstances at the time.

Flexible funding support

Flexible funding is available to apply for things like:

  • Cognitive assessments, specialist appointments & related therapies
  • Therapy (counselling, psychology, art, play, equine etc.)
  • Health related costs
  • Costs associated with birth family contact
  • School related costs
  • Tutoring if learning gaps arise due to COVID
  • Extra-curricular activities (eg. Online classes during Covid-19 lockdown)

COVID-19 information for families

  • Department of Health and Human Services (For the most up-to-date information and advice)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Hotline (If you believe you are showing symptoms of COVID-19) Phone: 1800 675 398
  • For COVID-19 information in languages other than English (To have information interpreted) Phone: 131 450
  • Beyond Blue (For information about mental health and the COVID-19 outbreak)

Resources for children and young people

Support & Services

As the go to organisation for the community, PCA Families delivers individual support and peer support services to permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families, informed by lived experience and research.

Information for Families

Whether you’re a prospective family, a new family or an established family, we have brought together information and resources to help navigate and respond to different stages of your family’s permanent care and adoption journey.


Permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families are an often hidden and under-supported group. They care for some of the most vulnerable children in our community.  We often hear from parents and carers that raising children from permanent care, kinship care and adoption backgrounds is rewarding, but that many families also experience a range of challenges. Families deserve to have their voices heard by those who make decisions on behalf of children.

Support Us

Donations enable PCA Families to deliver high quality programs and advocate with and for children and families.  PCA Families also supports parents and carers to become self-advocates. You can get involved by:


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