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About CatholicCare

At CatholicCare, we are people-focused and walk alongside those in our community who need a bit of extra support to achieve their goals and live safe and well.

CatholicCare Hunter-Manning is the official social services agency of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

We are a registered not-for-profit, who has worked with the whole community to deliver support services and programs that meet the needs of children, young people, individuals, and families for over sixty years. Across the Hunter-Manning, our work is a combination of government-funded and fee-for-service.

At CatholicCare, we are people-focused and walk alongside those in our community who need a bit of extra support to achieve their goals and live safe and well. To continue the mission of Christ, we offer opportunities for growth, healing and hope to all people.

In line with the principles of Catholic social teaching, the foundation of our work is striving for a world where people are fed, housed, safe, healthy and happy, and have positive relationships in their community.

CatholicCare is an inclusive organisation committed to helping everyone in need across our community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or disability.

Being responsive to local needs is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves in our on-the-ground knowledge and building valuable connections for the people we support in every community across our Diocese. The entirety of our support network and our ability to cross-refer is what sets us apart.

Our multi-disciplinary support services come under the following areas: 

Community Programs

Our Community Programs encompass our homelessness outreach services, including the Taree, Forster, Newcastle, Hamilton South and Toronto Community Kitchens and our Hunter-based BBQ food trailer, and the Refugee Hub which provides a range of supports to refugees and asylum seekers settling into life in Australia.

Counselling and Clinical Services

Our Counselling and Clinical Services incorporate allied health services to support the health and wellbeing of people across the lifespan through The Rosewood Centre and GambleAware counselling.

Social Enterprise

Our Social Enterprise Program exists to create a positive impact through offering employment pathways for vulnerable people in our community. We currently operate one service within the Hunter region – a café that also offers catering for events.

CatholicCare staff are passionate about working alongside the people we support and focus on developing collaborative, open, honest and transparent relationships to achieve successful outcomes. We support individuals and families to define their goals, identify their strengths and access the resources they need to live life and reach their full potential.

Our services are grounded in best practice. Across all areas of our work, the CatholicCare team uses current, evidence-based approaches to inform our program delivery models and seek new and innovative ways to benefit the communities we serve. 

ACNC Registered CharityCatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is an ACNC Registered Charity.