The Reily Foundation

Practical support, education and advocacy for parents navigating the Child Protection System 

The Reily Foundation News

Keep up to date with the latest news from The Reily Foundation.

For media enquiries please contact Rebecca St Clair, Communications and Marketing Manager  

ABC Interview

Listen at 3.12 minutes to Nadia Bergineti, CEO of the Reily Foundation speak about the important work that we do.

ABC Interview with Nadia Bergineti

by Children at risk and their parents

The Reily Foundation and MumKind Join Forces to Bring Joy to Reily Kids and Families

The Reily Foundation, a South Australian not-for-profit committed to assisting parents facing challenges within the child protection system, is excited to announce a partnership with MumKind, an incredible volunteer-run non-profit dedicated to supporting vulnerable families across South Australia.

MumKind will sponsor educational toys and gifts for Reily Kids, whose parents participate in The Reily Foundation’s workshops, including “Showing Up for Your Kids” and “Be Present for Life.” These workshops are designed to empower parents in navigating the complexities of the child protection system and to establish strong, positive connections with their children.

Monitored contact visits can sometimes be a stressful and traumatic experience for children in care. The incorporation of gifts acts as a catalyst for positive interactions not only to alleviate stress but also to foster positive relationships, ultimately allowing parents to create meaningful memories with their children.

MumKind’s ethos of supporting agencies and non-profit organizations aligns seamlessly with The Reily Foundation’s mission. With a dedicated base of volunteers and minimal overheads, MumKind has proven its commitment to uplifting the lives of families in need.

Collaborating with a network of support agencies such as St Vinnies, Women’s Safety Services, Hands of Hope, and Centacare, MumKind has consistently bridged funding gaps and provided practical aid while treating recipients with the dignity and care they deserve.

 “We are thrilled to embark on this partnership with MumKind,” says Nadia Bergineti, CEO of The Reily Foundation. “Their track record of meaningful contributions to families in South Australia speaks volumes about their commitment to creating positive change. By combining forces, we can enhance the impact of our services and offer parents and children lasting memories that outweigh difficult circumstances.”

Since 2014, MumKind has undertaken over thirty successful campaigns and events, transforming transitional housing environments, establishing educational funds, supporting education and employment programs, and distributing over 100,000 material items directly to families in need. Their enrolment of thirty local children in the Playford10 co-curricular programs exemplifies their dedication to fostering holistic growth in communities.

For individuals interested in learning more about The Reily Foundation’s mission or getting involved with MumKind’s efforts, visit or

Media Contact: Rebecca St Clair, Communications & Marketing Manager of The Reily Foundation

About The Reily Foundation

The Reily Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation who offers free educational workshops, counselling support and advocacy services to parents navigating the child protection system and have had children removed from their care.


About MumKind

MumKind is a volunteer-run registered non-profit organisation, dedicated to positively impacting the lives of the thousands of women across South Australia who are facing extreme and often long-term adversity. By collaborating with support agencies, MumKind bridges funding gaps and provides practical aid, always with a focus on preserving the dignity and well-being of recipients. Their tireless efforts have positively impacted thousands of families and transformed communities.


The Reily Foundation, featured in the latest edition of Community Voices.

We’ve been featured in the Multicultural Communities Council of SA Latest winter edition! Page 33 😁 .

MCCSA is excited to share with you the latest edition of the Community Voices magazine. This edition is packed with stories, articles, and updates from diverse communities across South Australia.

Read how The Reily Foundation is helping our Multicultural Communities in South Australia to navigate the child protection system.

Read the article here:

Media Release: The Reily Foundation announced as one of the four finalist in the Impact100 South Australia grant.


Adelaide, South Australia August 18 2023

The Reily Foundation is thrilled to announce its selection as one of the esteemed finalists for the Impact100 South Australia grant. This recognition highlights the foundation’s tireless efforts and commitment to fostering positive change in the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community.

 “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Impact100 South Australia for affording us this incredible opportunity to showcase the Reily Foundation’s journey and potential impact,” expressed Nadia Bergineti, CEO of The Reily Foundation. “This recognition reaffirms our dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most.”

 The Impact100 initiative showcases the remarkable potential of collaborative giving circles. Through the generous contributions of its members, Impact100 South Australia demonstrates the significant impact that can be achieved by supporting deserving charities and organisations, while simultaneously raising the visibility of lesser-known groups that serve the local community.

 As finalists, The Reily Foundation joins three other commendable organisations: Multicultural Communities Council of SA, Ngutu College, and Second Chances SA. Each finalist embodies a shared commitment to effecting positive change and contributing to the betterment of our society.

 “We extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to our fellow finalists,” remarked Nadia Bergineti. “Multicultural Communities Council of SA, Ngutu College, and Second Chances SA, your dedication and unwavering efforts to create a positive impact are truly inspiring.”

 The Impact100 South Australia grant represents not only a potential source of financial support but also a platform to amplify the causes and stories of organisations that are making a difference. The Reily Foundation remains dedicated to its mission and looks forward to the opportunity to continue its transformative work.

Media Release: The Reily Foundation partner with Life Without Barriers and DS Consultancy in a ground-breaking collaboration that offers a unique opportunity for those impacted by the child protection system.


Adelaide, South Australia June 16 2023

The Reily Foundation partner with Life Without Barriers and DS Consultancy in a ground-breaking collaboration that offers a unique opportunity for those impacted by the child protection system.

The Reily Foundation, a respected South Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering parents navigating the State’s Child Protection System, is pleased to announce a transformative partnership with Life Without Barriers and DS Consultancy.

Together, they will facilitate a Direct Experience Group, providing a critical platform for parents and individuals who have engaged with the South Australian child protection and Family support system.

This ground-breaking collaboration offers a unique opportunity for those impacted by the child protection system to share their experiences and perspectives, contributing to policy and practice development. The aim is to inform system-level changes and ultimately enhance the welfare of children and families across South Australia.

“As advocates for the safety and well-being of children, we at The Reily Foundation are steadfast in our belief that to invest in parents is to invest in our children,” said Nadia Bergineti, CEO of The Reily Foundation.

This initiative is a crucial step towards understanding the full-circle impacts of the child protection system on families, and effectuating positive changes based on these insights. The Reily Foundation is committed to its four pillars of connection, communication, collaboration and capacity building in parenting. By offering practical, solution-focused support, the organisation aims to assist parents in identifying and overcoming barriers that hinder their ability to foster sustainable relationships with their children. This support ranges from advocating for housing, arranging for interpreters in court meetings, and enabling access to family support counselling services, among other provisions.

“This collaboration with Life Without Barriers and DS Consultancy is a testament to our shared commitment towards empowering parents and safeguarding the welfare of children,” added Bergineti. “We look forward to the actionable insights and meaningful changes this Direct Experience Group will bring to the child protection and family support system in South Australia.”

The Reily Foundation is dedicated to making a real impact in the community and encouraging a brighter future for all children and families in South Australia.

About The Reily Foundation. The Reily Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that provides practical support, education, and advocacy for parents navigating the Child Protection System in South Australia. It is committed to fostering connection, communication, collaboration, and parenting capacity, working towards ongoing connection and the reunification of families.

2022 Review of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017

The Reily Foundation Inc welcomed the discussion paper prepared by The Department for Child Protection. Nadia Bergineti, Chief Executive Officer, and Maree Cutler-Naroba, President, submitted a submission to the Minister for changes to the Child & Young Persons safety Act.  

CLICK HERE to view the final report.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Our team were recently involved in submissions to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

CLICK HERE to view the final report.

Parent & Family Peer Advocacy Sector Forum Report

It is with our great pleasure that we post here the document which has been put together by Jessica Cocks from Life Without Barriers from the Peer Support Forum that was hosted by our Foundation, Child and Family Focus SA and Life Without Barriers together with our other partners and members of the lived experience community. We will be working towards bringing everyone together again in the New Year on a regular basis to develop a plan to continue to raise the important contribution of lived experience. Watch this space. “Learning from lived experience to protect children – together.

CLICK HERE to view the final report.

Aboriginal Artwork Piece – Charlie Griffiths (Artist)

Charlie is a Barkindji and Buandig artist who has partnered with The Reily Foundation Inc to create a piece of art that symbolises the journey of our Foundation, entitled ‘Kumangka’ – Coming Together.

Charlie created a piece of art that symbolises the essence of The Reily Foundation’s vision and mission to help parents to pull together all resources so families can remain connected.

Tabitha Broxholme nominated for the Joy Noble Medal at the DHS SA 2022 Volunteer Awards

Our brilliantly fabulous Tabitha Broxholme was nominated for the Joy Noble Medal at the DHS SA 2022 Volunteer Awards. Tabitha has been the driving force in the creation, implementation and facilitation of our Showing up for your Kids Workshop, together with her tireless commitment to our Foundation. Words can’t express our gratitude to this amazing advocate for change. 

The Reily Foundation partnering with Life Without Barriers and Child & Family Focus SA in Sector Forum & Workshop

The Reily Foundation is proud to be partnering with Life Without Barriers and Child and Family Focus SA in an important Sector Forum and Workshop focused on the way practitioners and organisations can work towards empowering parents to support each other to make change for the sake of their children, 27 June, 10am to 2pm.

Schools Ministry Group Conference and Well-being Expo / 10th May 2022

The Reily Foundation was invited to have a booth at the Schools Ministry Group Conference and Well-being Expo, which was attended by over 300 chaplins and ministry workers. Our CEO Nadia Bergineti was there to explain our organisation and how we support families navigating the child protection system. 

SOL Results | Training - Mentoring - Coaching International Women's Day Lunch Fundraiser / 15th April 2022

Thank you to the generosity of those that attended the SOL Results | Training – Mentoring – Coaching International Women’s Day Lunch.  The $700 that you raised from this raffle will go towards our program and projects that support parents navigating the child protection system.  

Thank you to Carmel Scicluna and Sarah Reimann for organising allowing our Foundation to be the charity of choice at this event.  Thank you to those that attended and the connections that our CEO Nadia Bergineti made on the day.

Showing up for Kids 4 Week Workshop Series started / 9th March 2022

The Reily Foundation’s 4 week Workshop Series ‘Showing up for your kids’ has kicked off with 9 participants. What does this little guy have to do with it? Sometimes do you feel like your wadding through a bucket of 💩. Parents involved in the child protection system have many barriers to navigate through. At The Reily Foundation we work with parents to acknowledge all they and their children are navigating and build on their skills for the sake of their children and the possibility of reunification.

Nadia Bergineti, recipient of BCD's Managing Director's Emerging Leaders Scholarship / October 2021


Congratulations to the incredible Nadia Bergineti, recipient of BCD’s Managing Director’s Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

Nadia is the CEO of The Reily Foundation and joins BCD in our Luminaries Group, facilitated by Linda Bowes. Nadia brings humour and a warm, kind-hearted sensibility to BCD and we can’t wait to see what she achieves next. Donny Walford 


If you would like to donate to The Reily Foundation you can donate via direct deposit to our bank account.

If you donate $2 or more, Your donation to the Foundation is tax-deductible.


The Reily Foundation host a variety of workshops throughout the year.  

The Showing up for your Kids Workshop Series is designed to help Parents who have had children placed into Guardianship or are at risk of an order to do so. 



The Reily Foundation provides practical solution-focussed support and advocacy for a parent/s whose children have been removed by the State’s child protection department. 

The Reily Foundation help parent/s to identify barriers and how to overcome them so that they are better able to be in a position that facilitates ongoing connection and reunification with their child/children. 

Head Office

The Reily Foundation Incorporated
183 Port Rd
Hindmarsh SA 5007

ABN: 13 783 916 782

South Australian Fundraising Licence: CCP3952


Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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0434 197 581

The Reily Foundation

The Reily Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the peoples of the Kaurna Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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