Our Purpose

Catalyst child and family services is a not for profit organisation that offers a values led approach to all our work.
Our purpose is to provide services to children, young people, their caregivers and families that will assist in reclaiming lives that have been harmed by abuse, neglect, chaos and other violence.
Our therapeutic care services offer a system of care that has proven effective outcomes in improving the stability and wellbeing of children and young people, increasing the likelihood that they can live with family, kin or foster carers

Therapeutic residential care services

Catalyst currently provides therapeutic residential care houses in both Cairns and Townsville. Our services are designed to meet the needs of children and young people who cannot live with their own families for a range of reasons, and we provide the structure and nurture young people need to recover from the disruptions of their earlier lives.


We have successfully worked with large sibling groups to reunify them home to their families, and have a system of care that ensures effective family reunification.
We have a commitment to Indigenous children and families, with over 70% of our clients being Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander.