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CatholicCare participates in Vinnies CEO Sleepout

  • May 23, 2018

On 21 June, Bryn Hoskins, CatholicCare’s NDIS Program Manager, will be braving the cold on one of the longest nights of the year to show support for the thousands of Australians for whom homelessness is a reality. St Vincent de Paul’s CEO Sleepout is…

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Finding a home for Mark: a foster care story

  • May 22, 2018

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 em…

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CatholicCare aims to address foster carer shortage

  • May 17, 2018

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 t…

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The aftermath of suicide

  • May 05, 2018

Q One of my son’s friends recently died by suicide and although he wasn’t in his immediate circle of friends, they spent time together through sport. Although my son seems to be coping as well as can be expected, I want to make sure I’m doing everyth…

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

  • Apr 30, 2018

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. Photos of children adorned the walls, soft music played and I was offered a…

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What is it really like to be a foster carer?

  • Apr 17, 2018

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…

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