Building a support network makes all the difference for Julia

It was May 2022, and Julia’s whole body went numb as she sat in a hospital room with her 14 year old daughter, Anna. They'd been discharged from the hospital, but they had nowhere to go.

The importance of post natal mental health

Parenthood can be an extremely emotional time for everyone as it brings immense change. It can be both joyous and...

Connecting at our Aboriginal playgroup

CatholicCare's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Supported Playgroup is thriving. Not only are we connecting Aboriginal children and families with support services, but we also are giving kids a chance to meet and connect with other kids from their culture. That social connection is so important.

Healthier, happier & together under one roof

Despite having all the right intentions, he found it overwhelming and almost impossible to meet the needs of his children, particularly those with significant physical and intellectual disabilities. 

Amy says no to abuse

“I planned my escape to take place at 7.00am on 24 September 2022,” says Amy who had been a victim of domestic violence for three years. “I planned for it to happen at a time when Chris was a 45 minute drive away.

Mark has greater control

It's been a year of change and growth for Mark, who is a proud resident of our Supported Independent Living house in Wahroonga. Upon being asked what he most enjoys about living at Kokoda House, Mark says, “everything!”

Mediation gives Amanda & David breathing space

When Amanda first contacted CatholicCare for help with property mediation, her life was nothing short of chaotic. “You name it, it had happened,” says Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Melanie.

Everything you need to know about supported playgroups

Are your little ones climbing the walls at home? Have you ever thought about attending a playgroup but not sure what to expect? Perhaps, you’ve heard the term, ‘supported playgroup’ and wondering what that’s all about.

Reconnecting isolated seniors with the outside world

When 99 year old Oi Mei first met Winnie, she finally had someone she could share stories in her native tongue. As a fellow Cantonese speaker, Winnie was able to appreciate and resonate with Oi Mei’s experiences in a special way.

Children learn about themselves and the world through art

Art is something we really value at of our Lake Munmorah Early Learning Centre. It is such a big part of expressing your thoughts and ideas, and as a child it’s one of those go to mediums for communication when you don’t have the written word yet.