Making Time for Mum

The Brighter Futures team from CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning teamed up with seven local community and service providers this month to honour and affirm the mothers of Gloucester.

On November 10, it was all about support and pampering, giving the mums a chance to unwind with free massages, childcare and lucky door prizes. Over 30 mums and mums-to-be were honoured at the Baptist Church Hall for their important job of raising the next generation. The day also gave the mums an opportunity to share about the stresses and joys of motherhood in a supportive environment.

Brighter Futures staff members Stacey Northam (Domestic and Family Violence Case Manager) and Alina Ljumanovic (Team Leader) showed their support by massaging hands, assisting with childcare, talking to the mothers about CatholicCare’s programs and drawing the lucky door prizes.

CatholicCare worked alongside Manning Support Services, NSW Health, Gloucester Neighbourhood Centre, Mission Australia, Gloucester CWA, Samaritans and Gloucester Pre-School, strengthening relationships with the Gloucester community and service providers.

CatholicCare’s Brighter Futures program provides support and specialised services to vulnerable families to ensure that children can have the best possible start in life.

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Alyssa Faith

Alyssa Faith was the Communications Manager for the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle from 2016 - 2017 and a regular contributor to Aurora and