Family Care Support

Megan Richards
Team Leader

Megan was born the second of three children and raised in the North West, amongst the red dirt and spinifex, with the endless beaches and Ningaloo reef as her playground. Megan has always loved children and after an early career working in childcare, she decided to travel around Australia, which is where she found her second home in the rainforest of Kuranda, North Queensland. Megan’s beautiful daughter was born in Kuranda and during her time living with the Tjapukai people, in the small community of Mona Mona, Megan learnt and witnessed first-hand, the struggle of Aboriginal people in Australia. Motivated to do more by her experience living in North Queensland, Megan enrolled in a Social Work Degree on her return to WA. In social work, Megan found a career that allowed her to combine her love of children with her passion for reconciliation and social justice. Megan’s subsequent journey as a social worker has provided her with the opportunity to work with children, young people and adults, both non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal. Each and every one of these experiences has been an honour and a privilege and has inspired and motivated Megan to do more. Megan believes, if we are able to harness the collective energy of the thousands of people seeking to make a difference in our community, we can be more powerful than we know – we can achieve more good than we ever thought possible. Megan believes we are moving in this direction and continues to look forward to the day we arrive.