Youth Homelessness Matters Day

15 April 2019

Wednesday 17 April 2019 is Youth Homelessness Matters Day. 28,000 young people between the ages of 12-24 will be homeless tonight in Australia. All over Australia, every single day, there are young people sleeping in their cars, on friends’ couches or finding shelter with family because they have no where else to go. For more…

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New Catholic social services body for NSW and ACT

10 April 2019

Image: Robert George (Centacare Bathurst), Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Terry Brady, Anne-Marie Mioche (Centacare Wilcannia Forbes), Michael Austin (CatholicCare Wollongong), Anne Kirwan (CatholicCare Canberra Goulburn) and Mark Philips (CatholicCare Sydney). Photo by Jacqueline McCormack/CatholicCare Wollongong.   A new peak Catholic social service providers’ group for New South Wales and the ACT aims to enhance collaboration while…

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Successful Community Conversation with Refugees in Springwood

11 March 2019

The recent Springwood Community Conversation with Refugees drew more than 180 locals to discuss the important issue. The event was organised as part of a wider initiative launched by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta which is seeing events such as these hosted by churches throughout the Diocese. In Springwood it was an ecumenical event, including members…

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New Appointments

07 March 2019

CatholicCare is delighted to welcome Philip Coller to the position of Head of Social Services Operations. Philip will take up his role in early April. He comes to CatholicCare from an extensive career in social services in the not-for-profit sector, having held the posts of CEO and Assistant Director in other organisations. We are pleased…

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Volunteers Urgently Needed for Visiting Residents of Aged Care Facility

18 February 2019

Are you interested in visiting an elderly person in a nursing home who has no or very few visitors. You would visit on average once every two weeks. This service is organised through CatholicCare. After talking with you about your interests, we will match you with a resident in a nursing home within approximately 10km…

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05 February 2019

CatholicCare Blacktown received a call late November from the Lions Club President, Roland DeLeon, offering food donations for the needy people and families within the Blacktown LGA. Irene Vasey our Blacktown Receptionist was to collect the items after 7pm. On arriving at 7pm, Irene was totally blown away:  there were 3 trolleys filled to capacity…

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Springwood Community Conversation: Refugees and People Seeking Protection

22 January 2019

The issue of refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia tends to give rise to strong feelings. There are arguments for strong borders and the need to discourage the evil of people trafficking; while others argue for the ideals of a diverse, compassionate society – a fair go for all who come across the seas. …

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New for 2019 CatholicCare Joins Community Visitors’ Scheme

08 January 2019

In 2019 we will begin to participate in the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) operated by the Commonwealth Government. The aim of the scheme is to reduce loneliness experienced by many elderly people and help them feel included in their local community. In this scheme volunteers visit people in their homes or visit people who are…

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By helping others I am giving something back -Donald Standley

12 November 2018

“A smile goes a long way to warm someone’s heart,” says Don Standley, who, six days a week, starts his day the same way. By 6.30am, summer and winter, he has left his house in the Sydney suburb of Doonside and is at the home of the same local elderly resident. As a volunteer with…

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All Souls Day: We have a Future

29 October 2018

This week we celebrate All Souls Day on 2 November, a month in which we remember the dead: our family members, friends, relatives, all those associated with CatholicCare who have died, those who died in conflict and in peace-making. In the Christian tradition, we believe that we will be judged by Jesus when we die.…

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