Based in Southern NSW and completely not-for-profit, CareSouth offers help in a number of ways - through Aunties & Uncles, Brighter Futures, Foster Care, Specialist Youth Support Services, Residential Care, Disability Services and Family Connections. CareSouth's vision is to create a positive future for children, young people, individuals, families and communities, providing opportunities in which people can enhance their quality of life. We're there EVERYDAY.

As a local community based organisation with a big heart, we are bold, determined and innovative. We started in 1992 having seen a great need in the Shoalhaven for a dedicated care organisation. We've grown a lot since then and have offices across the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Western NSW.

We encourage you to open your mind to the possibilities and hope you find our website useful.

Deb Tozer

Deb Tozer


Deb Tozer, CEO of CareSouth to retire December 2018

Important announcement from our CareSouth Board of Directors.

Deb Tozer, our esteemed CEO, colleague and friend to many, will be retiring at the end of this year.

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Foster family starts each day with a ‘koala’ hug

Lily (not her real name) was 17 months old when she came to live with CareSouth foster carers Carolyn and Ian. The Shellharbour couple dreamed of weekend bike rides and friends’ birthday parties for the bubbly youngster. But first they had to help her reach key milestones like walking and talking.

The couple also had to teach Lily how to hug.

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Salim's Invaluable Experience

Salim Layoun was in his final year of a Primary Teaching degree at the University of Wollongong when he began volunteering in the CareSouth Homework Hub. It was an experience he found “invaluable”.

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