We are delighted to announce Geelong Cats player Jamaine Jones as our new Foster Care Ambassador, launching a new Foster Care recruitment campaign.
From a foster child growing up, to now wearing no. 41 for the Geelong Cats, Jamaine Jones’ remarkable story shows the difference a loving hpme environment can make in a child’s life.
As a child, Jamaine’s birth parents were unable to care for him so we went to live in a group house for four years where he often felt alone. He says his life changed forever at age ten when his Foster Mum gave him a home and the support of a loving family. Jamaine is now living his dream of being an AFL footballer.
“I can’t thank her enough for giving me a second chance at life because without her I wouldn’t be here doing what I am doing. Because of her I broke my family cycle, of finishing school and not getting into trouble,” Jamaine Jones said.
Jamaine knows from personal experience, that every child deserves a safe and loving home and is calling for more people to consider becoming a Foster Carer with Barwon Child, Youth & Family.
There is currently an urgent shortage of Foster Carers in Geelong, Colac and the Surf Coast. We urgently need more people from the community to help us respond to the increasing numbers of children who need care. Foster Carers can come from all walks of life, they can be single, couples including same sex couples, families, with or without children, what is important is that they can provide children with a safe and nurturing home. Find out if Foster Care is for you.