It's National Foster Care Week.
Victoria's Foster Carer recruitment service, Fostering Connections, is calling on community members to consider becoming a carer for young people in need.
Tania Ferris, from MacKillop Family Services said, there are often a lot of misconceptions about foster care and encouraged Hamilton locals to find out more from their local branch.
"Currently we've got over 400 kids who are needing foster care within the south-west region. That's a number that never really changes and unfortunately we're going to see that number increase.
During foster care week it's really an amazing time to talk about foster caring to really understand what foster care is all about. It's important to keep our kids in our local community."