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Throughout Australia, housing prices are on a sharp increase. In fact, the Commonwealth Bank forecasts that housing prices will continue to go up by 16% over the next two years due to the housing market boom.

Counselling – what is it and how can it help?

The topics of therapy and counselling can be difficult for a lot of people to broach. Maybe you're not sure what each entails, or you're unsure about this path and if these services will work for you.

It’s Men’s Health Week – valuable lessons to help you get active, get healthy & live longer

Men's Health Week is here, and it’s a perfect time to really start focusing on your physical health. Maybe you need a push to get you motivated, you're not sure what resources are available or you’re someone who wants to get help getting fit but you don’t know where to start.

CatholicCare’s friendship program ending social isolation for our seniors

Kathleen Herz knows what it feels like to be lonely, following the death of her husband some years ago, and it was this experience which prompted her to fill that gap for others by volunteering with CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay’s Community Visitors Scheme. “When I lost my husband, I realised how lonely it was for people being by themselves,” she says.

CatholicCare refuge changing lives for women experiencing domestic violence

Imagine coming to Australia from another country with your husband and two young children, only to find yourself living in fear from domestic violence, with nowhere to turn, no income, unable to speak the language and seemingly no way out. This was the situation for Farida and her children before she found the safety and support of a CatholicCare women’s refuge, which she says has changed her life.

Roz opens her home to a sibling group in need

With two happy and healthy grown daughters of her own, Central Coast foster carer Roz felt drawn to help other children from more difficult backgrounds to experience a loving, stable home. Roz began fostering almost 20 years ago when she took part in a short-term respite program with the Department of Community Services.

CatholicCare on housing as a fundamental human need

Finding yourself homeless must rank as one of the most challenging things that could happen in life, but CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay’s Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA) program helps not only put an emergency roof over people’s heads, but assists them into more stable housing and a brighter future. “Being homeless is stressful,” says Sean MacKinnon, Practice Manager for CatholicCare’s housing and homelessness programs.

My name is Andrew, buffalo is my nickname

Andrew Italiano likes to keep busy and thanks to his long-standing involvement with CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay’s Disability Futures program that’s no problem. Depending on the day of the week you might find him painting, cooking, working as a barista, sorting fruit and vegetables for the needy, swimming or playing tennis.