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People ‘glad to be back’ with friends as Centacare reopens their doors

IF you hadn’t heard shouts of “bingo” for a while, you were going to hear them again soon because Centacare centres had started to re-open their doors across south east Queensland last Monday. Greg Wright spent the Monday with Centacare Aspley, one of the six centres to re-open that day, and said he had a great day. “I’m glad to ... Read More »

Jeanette’s making a major difference in lives

WHILE Australia marks National Volunteer Week (May 18 – 24), Jeanette Ayre is certainly among those people worth celebrating. With a heart as big as the Story Bridge and four volunteer roles to prove it, the Kangaroo Point East Brisbane parishioner has lived on Main Street all of her life. Born in 1956, around the arrival of a much-loved Monsignor ... Read More »

Social distancing has made it harder for domestic and family violence survivors to get help

SOCIAL distancing measures have increased domestic and family violence pressures as women and children struggle to escape perpetrators isolated at home with them who limit their access to help, Centacare Domestic and Family Violence frontline workers say. “The risk that social isolation with the current pandemic raises is that domestic violence often happens in silence,” Centacare Maroochydore Family and Relationship ... Read More »

Bli Bli child care centre calms coronavirus fears with glistening activity

WHEN children at an outside school hours care centre in Bli Bli started saying they might die from coronavirus, director Isaac May decided to “change the script” on the pandemic with the help of glitter. Mr May said older children from Good Samaritan College, located in the rural Sunshine Coast town of Bli Bli, were passing on fears to younger ... Read More »

Centacare honours heroes at annual Awards event

“WE have had a lot of good feedback from the wives; and the husbands have come home and been really happy because they’ve actually been able to talk to other men and generally they don’t get that,” Centacare service delivery manager Felicity Arnold said. Ms Arnold helps to run Waminda Men’s Group, one of a number of groups that won ... Read More »

NDIS enabling 1000 Centacare clients to reach their full potential

Centacare client Zac Kimber, his mum and Archbishop Coleridge

ZAC Kimber is achieving his personal best in all that he does, thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Mr Kimber was one of more than 1000 Centacare clients who transitioned to NDIS since July 2017 and he commemorated the milestone at a social event with Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge on September 26. The event, held at the Archbishop’s house ... Read More »

Toni Janke is making a difference ‘one family at a time’ by getting out of the way and letting God work

HOW’S this for a job description – “My job is to get out of the way, and let God do His work”? That’s what it boils down to for Toni Janke in her role as Indigenous Services co-ordinator within Centacare Family and Relationship Services’ Brisbane Metropolitan Region. Day to day she’s supporting people in crisis, sometimes facing the toughest time ... Read More »

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