The 2015 CatholicCare Interagency Foster Care Picnic attracted 400 carers and children on Wednesday 23 September, turning Maitland Park into a buzzing hive of activity, colour and fun. Face painting, jumping castles and a sausage sizzle added to the sense of celebration, despite the cold windy weather.
As a celebration of Foster Care Week, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning today held a lunch for 50 of its carers to pay tribute to the work they do and to say thank you for their contribution to the people they support.
An enormous amount of attention has been paid to issues around refugee and asylum seekers in recent weeks: quotas; detention; resettlement; ‘stop the boats’ policies; the impact – positive and negative – of accepting, even welcoming, displaced and desperate people from places as conflicted as Syria. Defying the Border Force Act - rally in Newcastle - 17 September 2015.
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has honoured Mary Ringstad, Pastoral Care Manager at Calvary Mater Newcastle, with the CHA Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care 2015.
CatholicCare Social Services is delighted to be participating in Foster Care Week, an annual event held in NSW to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of foster carers.
Under a perfect blue sky on a warm winter’s day, CatholicCare opened its Gloucester office to provide support to the local community and areas beyond. Invited guests joined with Bishop Bill Wright and CatholicCare Director Ms Helga Smit to witness the introduction of much needed mental health and support services to the area.