From Springwood Drop-In Centre – Bridget's Story

22 August 2018

It started when I was doing some sport and I hurt my left knee. My ‘friend’ hadn’t contacted me over the week that I was laid up, and that wasn’t nice of him, so I said to the girl on the switchboard, “the first blind date that rings up on Saturday night, call me!”. It…

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Horse Agistment in Western Sydney

16 August 2018

Mamre Farm at 181 Mamre Rd, Orchard Hills, welcomes horses on agistment. We offer an excellent location just off the M4, close to St Mary’s and Penrith. Mamre is an established agistment centre with over 20 horses currently enjoying a peaceful home on 85 fully fenced acres. Cost is a very reasonable $65 per week…

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From Springwood Drop-In Centre – Channa's Story

15 August 2018

Compared to where I come from, living in Glenbrook is such a beautiful thing. There is peace, and it is natural and green, and you can walk through the bush and relax. It’s better than staying in the city because the city just has buildings and restaurants. Where I come from, it’s a really small…

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From Springwood Drop-In Centre – Liliana's Story

08 August 2018

I’m Liliana, I’ve lived in Springwood for around 23 years. I moved to the city after a little while because I had a young child and I’d given up a job, and there’s only so many playgroups I could go to! But I moved back to Springwood and found a really nice place to live.…

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01 August 2018

KEEPING KIDS IN MIND – POST SEPARATION PARENTING COURSE Exciting news for many of you at CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains who may have attended the inaugural training session for KKIM over 10 years ago and, also for those of you who are currently involved in running Keeping Kids in Mind and /…

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Ending Homelessness Together

01 August 2018

Homelessness Week is an annual week, coordinated by Homelessness Australia, to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to find solutions to this terrible situation. Homelessness is not a ‘them’ issue: it’s a ‘we’ issue. Every single one of us can do something to help those who are…

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Foundation Day for South Sudan

09 July 2018

Today 9 July is the anniversary of the creation of South Sudan and Australia and Catholic Care has several connections with South Sudan, the youngest country in the world. In 2005, when it was founded, the people were full of hope. Today that hope has taken a battering through civil war and corruption. There is…

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Celebration of culture and community for NAIDOC Week

28 June 2018

Holy Family Parish, Emerton will be host to a fun-filled celebration of culture and community on Monday, July 9 when the annual NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day gets underway. Linda McDonald, who is part of CatholicCare Diocese of Parramatta’s Aboriginal Catholic Services says this is the fourth year the Family Fun Day has taken place…

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NSW Parliament recognises Housing as a Human Right

25 June 2018

This means that the NSW Parliament has recognised the following: (1) Recognises that housing is a human right. (2) Recognises that it is the Government’s role to ensure that all people in New South Wales have access to safe, secure, habitable and affordable housing. (3) Commits to addressing legislative and policy barriers which prevent people…

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CatholicCare Visits St Andrew’s Marayong

12 June 2018

Last Friday was the feast of the Sacred Heart and when many of us were thinking of our plans for the long weekend, the Students of St Andrew the Apostle School, Marayong, were thinking about families in need. Encouraged by their teachers, the students brought food and clothing to be given to people who are…

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