About us

Stretch-A-Family (SAF) has been providing out-of-home care for young people since 1977. We are an accredited Fostering and  Residential Care Provider for 0 – 18 year old children and young people who are in need out-of-home care support.

Our head office is based in Marrickville, where our Foster Care and Administration team are based. Our two residential services, Stanmore House and the On Track Program, are based in the inner west of Sydney.

The agency is administered by a community based Management Committee made up of voluntary professionals who have knowledge and interest in issues surrounding out of home care.

SAF is an Income Tax Exempt Charity and donations to Stretch-A-Family over $2 are tax deductible (ABN 99 897 792 897).


As an accredited non-government agency with the Office of Children – Children’s Guardian, SAF delivers a comprehensive, therapeutic and inclusive environment that promotes the well-being of children and young people through:

  • Facilitation of family preservation and reconciliation
  • Specialist Foster Care
  • Medium-long term residential care