marymead-logo Marymead

Caring for children and supporting families

Marymead has provided family support services to Canberra families since it was established by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in 1967. It is now operated by the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, and supports approximately 2000 children and families each year.

Marymead is committed to working alongside the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our local community. Its goal is to build futures for young people and their families by providing a range of services that meet their individual needs.

These services include:

  • family skills and relationship courses
  • family support, intensive therapeutic intervention, respite and crisis care forchildren and young people
  • caring, stable and responsible foster and residential care for children who cannot live with their family of origin
  • responsive support that accommodates the needs of young people with a family  member who has a disability
  • services for grandparents raising grandchildren
  • primary dispute resolution services for separated families

Supporting Marymead

Most, but not all, of Marymead’s programs are funded by government. Marymead is also supported by volunteers, community organizations, individual and corporate donors.

You can support Marymead by:

  • making a tax-deductible donation
  • leaving a bequest in your will
  • applying to become a foster carer or volunteer
  • raising funds within your workplace or local community for a particular program, service or initiative.

Your support will enable Marymead to reach out to those most vulnerable in our community – our children – and help give them a better chance for a happy and healthy life.

Postal Address: PO BOX 4260 Kingston ACT 2604
Phone: 6162 5800
Fax: 6295 9944