CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning has a mission to listen and respond by working together with communities to build “a stronger, fairer and kinder society that values children, young people, families and individuals…”.
For many years now the issue of Domestic and Family Violence has continued to escalate in communities across Australia. The impact of domestic violence on women and children, in particular, has been well documented and publicised. On average, one woman is still losing her life every week at the hands of a partner or family member. Children are also losing their lives and suffering from abuse and trauma as a result of living with violence.
The NSW Government is committed to addressing Domestic and Family violence as stipulated in its 2014 set of reforms “It Stops Here”. These reforms are intended to result in a coordinated, consistent whole of government approach to the identification, assessment and response to domestic and family violence. One of the reforms is the Integrated Family and Domestic Violence Strategy.
CatholicCare has been granted funding to employ a designated Case Manager in Taree to work across the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester region to coordinate a whole of sector and community response to this issue, as of 1 November 2016. Funded activities include case coordination, case management, education activities, brokerage and direct services to children affected.
This new program stream is a result of our ongoing commitment to Unity, Quality and Sustainability and we are excited in making a difference in the lives of the people we support in their quest to have life and have it to the full. To find out how we may be able to assist you through the Integrated Family and Domestic Violence Strategy please contact our office on (02) 6539 5900.