The impact foster care can have on children and society and the benefits of a stable foster care placement
In Australia, there are an estimated 31,800 children that have been in foster care for two years or more. For 2017/2018, the number of children in foster care topped 168,000, and it's continuing to rise. No matter how good the foster care system is, this can have an impact on…Read More
What are the key signs of domestic or physical abuse?
Domestic or physical abuse occurs in relationships when one partner (the perpetrator) is physically violent towards the other (the victim). Although the definition of physical abuse is widely known, a large number of victims refuse to believe or admit that they are suffering from domestic abuse. This can be for…Read More
Hospital chaplaincy continues amongst hospital openings and closures
Late last year the NSW Health Hospitals on the Northern Beaches closed their acute care, mental health and maternity facilities at Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals. Anyone living in the local parishes will be well aware of the changes, talked about for many decades and now completed. Manly Hospital has…Read More
Changing lives with our Supported Temporary Accommodation program
Every night in Australia, more than 100,000 people are homeless. Homelessness can affect men, women and children from a wide range of backgrounds. A shortage of affordable housing and high rents means that people on low incomes are increasingly vulnerable to homelessness. Our Central Coast Family Centre is now operating…Read More