On 9 September 2015, the Federal Government announced Australia’s decision to welcome 12,000 Syrian refugees fleeing persecution in their home country. The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, has echoed Pope Francis in calling on all Catholics to respond generously to the official Archdiocese of Sydney appeal by providing whatever assistance they can.
Saadi and Asia Maklef are refugees who came to Australia in 2011. Both use wheelchairs as a result of illness and injury, and faced years of persecution and tragedy before finally finding new hope in Liverpool.
CatholicCare Sydney’s community and family support services The Bridge, Vietnamese Child Protection, and Canterbury and Leichhardt Family Support have merged to create CatholicCare Inner West Family Support program.
Each year hundreds of people volunteer with CatholicCare Sydney and give generously of their time and energy to make a real difference in the lives of people in need. Our volunteers come from all walks of life but share a common goal: enabling the social and emotional wellbeing of communities, families and individuals living in Sydney.
The NDIS is one of the largest reforms in Australia’s history. You can find news, updates and information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme right here on catholiccare.org
CatholicCare Sydney is the official welfare agency of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Our Mission, as an instrument of Christ's liberating presence in the world, is to provide for the social and emotional wellbeing of communities, families and individuals living in the Archdiocese.
After a campaign that spanned several weeks, CatholicCare’s Garden Sprouts program received enough votes to win a $14,650 grant from the Medibank Community Fund. A year later, Nicole Walters from Garden Sprouts team shares their progress on how the grant has enabled them to launch Grow and Play, an innovative project that aims to educate children and families about healthy lifestyles.
Every year the Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) team hold an annual Family Fun Day to recognise and celebrate the important contribution of every person involved in the OOHC process.
The Juniperina Housing and Support Program (JH&SP) has won The Justice Excellence Award for Commitment to Community and was a finalist in the Innovation category. Senior Team Leader from our ALIVE program, Bron Parker attended the Award night at the Opera House.
For over 20 years, Liverpool local Phillip Williams has battled with severe anxiety and depression. This Mental Health Month, Phillip is sharing his story in the hope of encouraging others not to wait 20 years before finding someone trustworthy to talk to.
The Christmas school holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend more time with your kids. It’s also a chance to pay closer attention to their behaviour and address any worrying signs before they get worse.