Foster carers across country South Australia will be sharing the joy of Christmas with young people in their care throughout the festive season.

It was Christmas 1999 when Murraylands couple Suzanne and Darren first opened their hearts and home to their first foster child, fulfilling their desire to start a family.

Fast-forward to 2023 and the loving parents will celebrate this Christmas with seven children – including two sets of biological siblings – who all came into their lives through foster care.

Darren has reflected on how special it is to share Christmas with his family and highlights the giving nature emerging as the children grow up in a caring environment.

It is a trait that has been role modelled to the fullest by Suzanne and Darren themselves over many years as foster carers, providing one of the most impactful and lasting gifts of a safe, nurturing home for their children to thrive.

Foster care made a family possible for Suzanne and Darren and it can transform your life too as a provider of long term, short term, emergency or respite care.

Every carer makes a difference in the life of a child.

Contact us to learn more about foster care

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and safe new year 💙🧡 Locations is a dynamic organisation servicing the South Australian communities the Limestone Coast, Murraylands, Riverland, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Our mission is for all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

Please find our service locations here or use our contact form to request a service.

Mount Gambier
Head office and Foster Care

70-72 White Avenue Mount Gambier, SA 5290
PO Box 1842 Mount Gambier SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Community Centre

22-24 Ferrers Street Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Family Relationship Centre

1 Helen Street (cnr Bay Road) Mount Gambier, SA 5290
9am to 5pm
10:30am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
Later by appt
9am to 5pm

Berri Community Centre
Servicing the Riverland

5 Kealley Street Street Berri, SA 5343
PO Box 1345 Berri, SA 5343
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Murraylands Centre
Servicing the Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula

29 Bridge Street Murray Bridge, SA 5253
PO Box 2090 Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Community Centre

57-59 George Street Millicent, SA 5280
PO Box 378 Millicent, SA 5280
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
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