CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is the official agency of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We are a not-for-profit registered charity, and to continue the mission of Christ we offer opportunities for growth, healing and hope to all people. Our holistic support options are offered to those in need regardless of religion, age, gender, ethnicity or physical and intellectual disability.
Being responsive to local needs is at the heart of everything we do. We work with people to address issues from an early intervention perspective. Our programs are a combination of fee-for-service and government-funded. The entirety of our support network and ability to cross-refer sets us apart.
Our support services come under three broad areas.
Social Justice — encompassing homeless services including the Taree Community Kitchen, Forster Tuncurry Community Kitchen, the Junction Community Kitchen and the Hamilton Community Kitchen. Our refugee and asylum seeker services include multi-cultural family support programs.
Mental Health — incorporating psychology and counselling services (adults, child and family), clinical assessments, Employee Assistance Program, and adoptions counselling.
Child, Youth and Family Services — including Brighter Futures, Early Intervention Placement Prevention Program, Integrated Family and Domestic Violence Strategy, foster care, restorations, open adoptions, guardianship, relative or kinship care, Supported Independent Living, and after care.
CatholicCare staff operate from a trauma-informed perspective. In developing collaborative, open, honest and transparent relationships with participants in a multidisciplinary environment, we support them to define their goals, identify their strengths and access resources.
Our staff are local, passionate and professional. As an organisation we are flexible in our service delivery, with a skill set and capacity to deliver. We understand our community through active feedback and engagement strategies, which allows us to respond based on identified community need. As a continuous-improvement organisation we use current, evidence-based practices to inform our program delivery models and seek new and innovative ways to benefit the community we serve.
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is an ACNC Registered Charity.