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Already a Carer?

That’s fantastic news! Firstly, you are a local hero. You’ve stepped into the challenge of caring for kids who need you, and you should be celebrated!

First up – to be a part of the ARK family, you don’t need to change agencies or do any more training. We are not an agency! All of our carers are trained, assessed and approved by a Government approved agency of their choice. Isn’t that great news?!!

ARK communities exist for people like you.

Here’s how:

We’ve noticed that in most communities of faith, out-of-home carers often feel a little isolated and alone. Not because people don’t care, but because there are simply so few carers in a congregation. ARK communities exist so that carers, whether new or experienced, can connect, support, encourage and grow together. Within an ARK community there could be respite carers, foster carers, permanent carers or adoptive parents, all becoming a part of ‘extended family’ to each other, and providing the proverbial ‘village’ for these kids.

If you join an ARK community, you’ll connect with likeminded people who want to spur you on to succeed and thrive as a carer.

Most carers see out-of-home care as something just for them – but we want our network of carers growing! Within community, we share in that vision, and tend to band together in advocating for more families to step into the challenge and privilege of raising these kids. We’d love you to be a part of that. ARK communities exist to support you, but also so you can support, spur on and help recruit others. Add to that: ARK provides resources to carers in our network.

It’s obligation free, but something we know that if you invest your time into, you will be richly rewarded in relationships and support.

Mitcham, Melbourne VIC

Glen Waverley, Melbourne VIC

Craigieburn, Melbourne VIC

Warragul, VIC

Golden Grove, Adelaide SA

Melville, Perth WA

Murwillumbah, NSW

Mt Gambier, SA

Mundaring, Perth WA

Perth Metro, WA

Geraldton, WA

No local ARK community near you? Here’s some options: 

• Invite us to your community of faith to share our vision in bringing hope to kids (email a link to our 'pastors and leaders' page to your pastor) 
• Discuss the idea of beginning an ARK community with another local family involved in out-of-home care. Contact us and we’ll make a time to chat with you all about it (in person, by phone or via video-link) 
• Contact us

ARK communities exist for people like you.