Family Matters IMAGE Social Services

Family Matters

May 20, 2022 Sharon Charles

“Family is not an important thing. It is everything.” – Michael J. Fox

Growing the Refugee Hub Community Garden IMAGE Social Services

Growing the Refugee Hub Community Garden

April 14, 2022 Sarah James

With the rising cost of living, we all know its getting that little bit more difficult to put food on the table. Helping tackle food scarcity, The Refugee Hub and St Columban's Primary School Mayfield have collaborated to bring a community garden to life. 

Increased mental health support has arrived for people in the Lower Hunter IMAGE Social Services

Increased mental health support has arrived for people in the Lower Hunter

March 04, 2022 Lizzie Snedden

The Lower Hunter community has gained increased access to much-needed mental health support services after The Rosewood Centre opened its doors to the public in Maitland this week.

Danial's gift to the Taree Community Kitchen IMAGE Social Services

Danial's gift to the Taree Community Kitchen

February 03, 2022 Guest Contribution

It isn’t every day you meet a young man who thinks about the world in a special sort of way. Danial Cornall is a Taree local, born and raised in the Manning Valley, and a graduate of St Clare's.

Reconnecting with purpose IMAGE Social Services

Reconnecting with purpose

February 01, 2022 Sarah James

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning recently collaborated with the local PCYC, the local police district, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), and local Aboriginal members of the Taree community to bring a school holiday program to life.

Caring for those in need at Christmas IMAGE Social Services

Caring for those in need at Christmas

December 21, 2021 Guest Contribution

With lockdown restrictions easing, what's going to happen to your spare bedroom?

It takes a village to raise a child IMAGE Social Services

It takes a village to raise a child

September 14, 2021 Sarah James, Liz Baker

Through no fault of their own, there are a significant number of children and young people who need a loving, safe home because they are unable to stay living with their family for safety reasons.

Celebrating National Child Protection Week across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle IMAGE Catholic Schools

Celebrating National Child Protection Week across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

September 06, 2021 Office of Safeguarding

National Child Protection Week is a campaign held annually across Australia to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. The campaign aims to engage, educate, and empower Australians to understand the complexity of child abuse and neglect, and work together to prevent it. It does this through the sharing of events and resources to encourage communities to engage in conversations around children’s safety and wellbeing.