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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 »

Centacare volunteer Jennifer Scheers is still giving back and challenging young minds to learn

JENNIFER Scheers’ teaching skills run so deep that in spite of retirement and some health setbacks, she is still challenging young minds. Most Mondays will find her at the Catholic Early EdCare’s St Augustine’s Long Day Care and Kindergarten in Augustine Heights, volunteering as an adult reader to the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten-aged children. Whilst these two distinct groups can swell up ... Read More »

Non-lethal strangulation doubles the risk of domestic homicide, but isn’t always easy to see

ARCHDIOCESE of Brisbane frontline domestic violence workers have urged a closer focus on strangulation in a bid to lower the number of fatalities in Queensland homes. Centacare’s Family and Relationships Services say any evidence of non-lethal strangulation places a victim immediately in a “high-risk” domestic violence situation. Their urgings are supported by a State Government advisory board that has issued ... Read More »

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