Network News March 2014

Posted 11 March 2014 12:53pm

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 Get to know our work, our thoughts, our stories, our people   March 2014 

Volunteer Duo Clock Up 100 Year Milestone


Retirement is nowhere near the radar for octogenarians Dot and Bill Harris, who clocked up a combined 100 years of volunteering at MercyCare this year.

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Audrey Auld Sings for Participants

Jesuit Social Services

Australian country music singer/songwriter, Audrey Auld, dropped into Jesuit Social Services' Brosnan Centre in Brunswick; delighting and captivating a large crowd of participants and staff with her unique stories and songs.

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MINOSA House Site Opening

CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn

Towards the end of February, CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn opened their new MINOSA House site in the Canberra suburb of Ainslie.

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Ongoing Support for Blue Mountains Community

CatholicCare Social Services Diocese of Parramatta 

Following the devastating bushfires in the Blue Mountains region in October 2013, CatholicCare Parramatta has been working with St Thomas Aquinas Parish at Springwood to provide ongoing support for the local community.

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Agency Team Up Secures Funding Win

Centacare Rockhampton and Centacare Brisbane

On 29 January 2013, the Burnett River peaked at 9.53 metres, setting a new record.  More than 7500 residents had to be evacuated in the town of Bundaberg as the waters rose, including patients who had to be evacuated from local hospitals and residents of aged care facilities transported to local state schools and the Show Grounds

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Award for Aboriginal Child Health Project

St John of God Social Outreach and Advocacy Services

St John of God has been recognised for excellence in strategic partnerships as part of an inter-agency steering group which is increasing the capacity of the health care workforce to provide skilled care to Aboriginal parents.

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South West Sydney Yr 7 Students Thrive in Their Transition to High School

Rosemount Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services

With the support of an innovative transition program from the charity Rosemount Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services, new Year 7 students in South West Sydney are finding the transition to high school a whole lot easier.

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