The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’ report containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for urgent action by the Federal Government to help enable people to achieve their dreams of a life without poverty.
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.