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.
No longer can the face of homelessness be easily defined. Each year a growing number of older people in need of urgent assistance are referred, or self-refer, to CatholicCare Sydney. Your tax deductible gift this Christmas will help us find solutions to getting life back on track at any age.
When James Rodley, a 22-year-old man with cerebral palsy from southern Sydney, first approached CatholicCare Sydney’s disability employment service – Direct Employment (DE) – he was already driving his own car, though he often found it hard to be clearly understood and as a result, to maintain employment.
Therapeutic Listening, a research-based tool developed to help people who have difficulty processing sensory information, listening, paying attention and communicating, is helping children with disabilities in CatholicCare’s Early Childhood Intervention program overcome developmental delays.
Foster Care (or Out-of-Home Care) is a service provided by CatholicCare Sydney for children and young people, who are unable to live at home with their parents for a period of time. Becoming a foster carer is challenging, but it’s also one of the most rewarding things you can do. Do you have room in your heart for a foster child?
Centacare Industries offer services in Packaging and Assembly, Mail Fulfillment, Light Manufacturing, Secure Shredding and Recycle Services, Garden Maintenance and Tree Services, Indoor Plant Hire and Logistics Management Services, including the warehousing and national distribution of products for major manufacturers and wholesalers.
Local Employment Training Solutions has a message for job seekers: if you are willing to gain the skills to be “work ready”, you will almost certainly secure employment.
Christmas is a time for joy. But for some it can be a period of heartache and stress, especially for families who are separated or experiencing conflict.
According to a 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics report, more than 25,000 people 55 year or older are homeless across the country – 11,000 more than the numbers recorded ten years earlier.
CatholicCare Sydney has joined with organisations across Sydney to support people struggling to make ends meet this Christmas.
Time magazine has named Pope Francis its person of the year, calling him a new voice of conscience.