April 03, 2019
At CatholicCare our mission is to listen and respond to the needs of local communities by working together to build a stronger, fairer and kinder society that values children, young people and families. Through Christ’s mission, we seek to provide opportunities for people to realise their full potential.
February 05, 2019
For the second consecutive year, NSW has had the lowest rate of children and young people admitted to "out of home care” in the country. These encouraging results were announced recently by the Secretary of the NSW Department of Community Services, Michael Coutts-Trotter and based on data provided by the NSW Productivity Commission
January 23, 2019
The Refugee Hub is a place of welcome for both the newly arrived in Newcastle as well as to those who have been in Australia for some years. We aim to “walk the path” with the newly arrived, empower them, teach them and give them a pathway to independence.
July 07, 2018
Friends of mine are foster carers, albeit not with CatholicCare, and I happened to be at their home recently for dinner. I have known this wonderful couple and the extended family for around ten years. They are community-minded people who do all they can to assist those in need.
June 02, 2018
Over the past six months or so I have had immediate or distant contact with members of our community who fit into the ‘Seniors’ category, that is, those who are over 60 years old. My contact with these wonderful and wise older people has come because they have been touched by some form of adversity in their lives.
April 07, 2018
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.