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.
CatholicCare is urgently seeking someone - a single, couple or family - to provide care for a 15-year-old boy, Mark*, who has been living in crisis motel accommodation for over six months.
Can you help? We will provide you with an allowance, 24/7 emergency support, training and a dedicated care team that will guide you and Mark on your journey together.
The number of children and young people requiring foster care has skyrocketed compared with what was required not even a decade ago. There are more than 20,000 children in New South Wales who rely on the foster care system, and approximately 49% of these children are located right here in the Hunter Valley says the Maitland Mercury.
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.
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 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.