CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and an outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We offer whole-of-community support and empowerment options to those in need regardless of religion, age, gender, physical and intellectual capacity, or ethnicity.
The three pillars of unity, quality and sustainability underpin CatholicCare.
We employ a high number of local people to provide support for families, couples, individuals and children.
Vulnerable people exist across all ranges of society and we support them. This ranges from the marginalised, through to refugees and families in crisis, to professional managers and leaders.
We work with people to address issues from an early intervention perspective. Our programs are a combination of fee for service and government-funded. An early intervention approach is possible through our diversification of services. There is no "wrong door" at CatholicCare. The entirety of our support network and ability to cross-refer sets us apart.
Our care services come under the broad areas of:
CatholicCare Community Programs comprises our Community Kitchens (based in Taree and Forster-Tuncurry), our Refugee Hub and our Food Programs, including a meal home delivery service. Underpinning our Community Programs are the Catholic social teaching principles of dignity of the human person and the common good.
Mental Wellbeing incorporating Counselling, Clinical Assessments, Personal Helpers and Mentors Service, Employee Assistance Program and Adoptions Counselling.
Child, Youth and Family Services including Brighter Futures, Parenting Hub, Early Intervention Placement Prevention Program, Integrated Family and Domestic Violence Strategy, Foster Care, Restorations, Open Adoptions, Guardianship and Open Adoptions, Relative or kinship care, Supported Independent Living, and After Care.
CatholicCare's progressive approach is customer centred. We support people to define their goals, identify their strengths and access resources by developing collaborative, open, honest and transparent relationships with customers in a multidisciplinary environment.
We are professional and flexible in our service delivery, with a skill set and capacity to deliver. We understand our community through active feedback and engagement strategies, therefore allowing 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.
For CatholicCare, success is building capacity and delivering on empowerment opportunities for the people we support. Their goal is our focus. We provide tailored support with an agile and open-minded approach that is merciful and responsive to everyone.