Holiday of a lifetime for Donna IMAGE Social Services

Holiday of a lifetime for Donna

August 29, 2016 Comments Donna Broadhead

When you meet Donna Broadhead for the very first time, you are instantly put at ease by her warm smile and love for conversation. An avid artist and gardener, Donna’s home is filled with drawings she has etched of family and friends and the entry to the front door is framed by blossoming plants.

What is it really like to be a foster carer? IMAGE Social Services

What is it really like to be a foster carer?

August 19, 2016 Comments Fiona McCalden

It was a sunny autumn afternoon and my class of Year 2 students had just left for the day when I opened a newsletter in my emails. I was reading through it when an advertisement from CatholicCare, calling for foster carers, caught my eye. There was a phone number to call. I picked up the phone…

Tuning into Teens IMAGE Social Services

Tuning into Teens

August 15, 2016 Comments Mary-Kate Ferguson

Tuning into Teens, a course designed for parents and carers to better understand their adolescent children and enhance their wellbeing, has commenced and is open for all to attend, free of charge.

“Men Talking Trauma” helps children in care IMAGE Social Services

“Men Talking Trauma” helps children in care

August 02, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning recognises the importance of positive male role models in the lives of children and young people. Many who live in foster care (out of home care) have had limited positive relationships with men prior to coming into the care system. Developing healthy relationships with male foster carers can assist children and young people develop resilience and increase their capacity for healing, particularly if they have suffered trauma in their lives.

I think, or I know, my child has Autism. What now? IMAGE Social Services

I think, or I know, my child has Autism. What now?

July 29, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

CatholicCare invites you to attend one of their information sessions about autism.

Troy's story IMAGE Social Services

Troy's story

July 18, 2016 Lizzie Snedden

Troy moved into CatholicCare supported accommodation in 2015. Prior to this he had lived with his family his entire life.

Goal of rugby league game surpasses tries scored IMAGE Social Services

Goal of rugby league game surpasses tries scored

July 12, 2016 Lizzie Snedden

Players and spectators alike can expect much more than a mere game of rugby league when the Taree Bulls next compete against Forster Tuncurry’s Hawks. Beyond tackles and tries, the event will see players don white and take a pledge to raise awareness about domestic violence.

CatholicCare celebrates NAIDOC Week 2016 IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare celebrates NAIDOC Week 2016

July 07, 2016 Helga Smit

NAIDOC Week is being celebrated 3-10 July. Originally, ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’, NAIDOC has evolved into an annual, week-long celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.