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Broken Hill Children’s Contact Service delivers for separated families

Children from separated families are renewing bonds with the parent they don’t live with at the Broken Hill Children’s Contact Service (CCS). The safe, nurturing and impartial centre launched by CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has marked 12 months of providing a much-needed service to the remote NSW city. Prior to its opening, Broken Hill families wanting the …

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CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes supports communities in challenging year

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes delivered more hours of support and assisted more clients in 2022-23 as natural disasters and rising financial stress caused strong demand for social services. A total of 4590 people across western NSW received support from the organisation in the 12 months to June 30, a 7.5 per cent increase from the previous year. …

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Store opens at Wilcannia to offer affordable quality clothing locally

Residents of the small town of Wilcannia can now shop locally for affordable and stylish clothes at the town’s new recycled clothing store. CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has established the social enterprise within its branch office in Reid Street. The Wilcannia fashion store Cooee Clothing had its first trading days earlier this month and attracted residents needing …

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Client numbers show shape of homelessness in western NSW

A CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes team has worked with 256 clients who were homeless or at risk of homelessness in two western NSW shires in the past year. CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes provides Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) in the Bourke and Cobar local government areas (LGAs). The program supports people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including …

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Client numbers show extent of homelessness in central-western NSW

A CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes team worked with 621 clients who were homeless or at risk of homelessness in central-western NSW in the past year. CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes provides Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) in Forbes, Parkes, Lachlan, Cowra and Weddin local government areas (LGAs). The program supports people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including those …

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CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes Aboriginal Art Competition – Information Pack for Entrants

Information Pack for Entrants – 2023 ENTRIES Paintings (and completed entry forms) can be accepted at any of our CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes offices by the competition closing date Monday August 28, 2023. Our offices are located in Bathurst, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Condobolin, Dubbo, Forbes, Lake Cargelligo, Narromine, Nyngan, Orange, Parkes, Warren and Wilcannia. Office …

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Works progress on safe place for women and children leaving domestic violence

An emergency accommodation project to support women and children leaving domestic violence is reaching major construction milestones at Condobolin. Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green, CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes and the Condobolin Catholic parish have united to transform a church property for the new purpose. This project received grant funding from the Australian government. The planned facility will bring much-needed …

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