KARI Limited provides Indigenous community support services.
Through the provision of quality Indigenous community support services, our goal is to build strength in Aboriginal families. Our vision is to provide Aboriginal families, youth and communities the opportunities needed to become self-sufficient and build sustainable futures.
KARI Limited provide the following Indigenous community support services:
- Out-of-home Care | Assisting young people with varied requirements who need both short-term foster support or longer-term foster family arrangements.
- Carer Recruitment | Connecting with a range of foster carers who can provide an inviting, safe and stable home life for our young people.
- Community & Capacity Building | Creating experiences for our young people to actively participate in social activities and feel a sense of belonging.
- Family Support | Providing advice, guidance and practical family assistance.
- Advice & Referral | Supporting Aboriginal communities with foundational guidance to build strength and independence.
- Early Intervention | Providing young families with the help, support and advice they need through our unique initiative, The Brighter Futures program.
- KARI Clinic | Improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of the Aboriginal children and young people who join us in foster care.
- Cultural Unit | Ensuring all children in KARI’s Foster Care Program develop a strong connection to their culture and identity.
- Leaving Care Program | Guiding young people in their transition from out-of-home care to sustainable independent living arrangements.
KARI has successfully operated Indigenous community support services in New South Wales since 1999.
We began working to support Aboriginal children in foster care and have grown to become the largest Aboriginal foster care provider in Australia. Since then, KARI has further developed our services. We started delivering community programs, early intervention, cultural programs, educational support and family preservation services. Due to their success, KARI expanded these services into other regions, including Western and Metro Sydney.
Today, KARI is proud to employ over 120 staff members. We help to support approximately 400 Aboriginal children in our Out-of-Home Care Program. Most importantly, our Out-of-Home Care Program has been in a successful consortium with NSW Family and Community Services since 1999.