Foster care: A willingness to provide love and a nurturing environment IMAGE Social Services

Foster care: A willingness to provide love and a nurturing environment

April 30, 2018 Lizzie Snedden

As I arrived at her home, Marg greeted me with a warm smile and an enthusiastic wave. Upon entering, I felt instantly at ease, despite only having met her once, very briefly.

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

What is it really like to be a foster carer?

April 17, 2018 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…

Have you considered becoming a foster carer? IMAGE Social Services

Have you considered becoming a foster carer?

April 10, 2018 Lizzie Snedden

Have you ever considered becoming a foster carer or are you even a little bit curious to learn more about out of home care and open adoption? If so, CatholicCare invites you to attend one of our information sessions, to be held at various locations across the Hunter Valley in the coming months.​

Supporting those on the land IMAGE Aurora

Supporting those on the land

April 07, 2018 Comments Gary Christensen

While there has been rain in recent weeks, drought conditions continue in the Upper Hunter. Many are hoping for ‘follow up’ rains to ensure grass regrows and crops take root.

A Long Journey to Parenthood IMAGE Social Services

A Long Journey to Parenthood

April 03, 2018 Jackelyn Bassett

Walking through the front doors of the Hopson family home felt as warm and inviting as the parents themselves, Sharon and Scott, who couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.

Foster care and open adoption info sessions IMAGE Social Services

Foster care and open adoption info sessions

March 21, 2018 Britten Thompson

Across Australia, there are more than 40,000 children and young people who rely upon foster carers and the foster care system to keep them safe and out of harm’s way. More than 20,000 of those at-risk youths are in New South Wales.

CatholicCare links with other community providers in Muswellbrook IMAGE Aurora

CatholicCare links with other community providers in Muswellbrook

March 07, 2018 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen MP and Bishop Bill Wright officially opened the Muswellbrook Community Hub, encompassing a variety of community providers, in February.

CatholicCare opens their brand new office in Muswellbrook IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare opens their brand new office in Muswellbrook

March 06, 2018 Britten Thompson

In an effort to better serve residents of the Upper Hunter, CatholicCare Hunter-Manning opened a brand new office in Muswellbrook earlier this month.