Christmas. For many of us it’s a joyous time, celebrating the birth of Christ and encompassing family traditions, celebrations with friends, gift-giving and the sharing of food. However, for the 10,000 children and young people living in Permanency Support Programs (foster care) in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast, it can be a very different story.
The Deputy Premier of NSW, John Barilaro, and Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, joined with CatholicCare staff and volunteers to celebrate the Taree Community Kitchen volunteers serving the 10,000th meal since CatholicCare took over the operation in 2015.
On Friday 27 October CatholicCare hosted a lunch at Harrigan’s Irish Pub in the beautiful Hunter Valley, as a way to say ‘thank you’ to our wonderful foster carers who provide a safe and secure home to vulnerable children and young people.
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning’s Acting Director, Gary Christensen, is encouraging people who have a disability and are interested in moving into modern, supported accommodation to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.