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NSW Government diverts extra DV worker funds to boost Aboriginal Controlled Organisations’ capacity

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has been told by the NSW government it cannot compete for funds where it delivers DV services in the New Specialist – Family Domestic and Sexual Violence Workers tender because priority has been given to Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations (ACCOs). This illogical decision will disadvantage women seeking assistance to flee DV. CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes operates …

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Forbes DV service to miss out on extra domestic violence workers

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes (CCWF), the service responsible for assisting women fleeing domestic violence in Forbes NSW, has been barred by the NSW government from applying for additional funds to boost its domestic violence workforce in the town. The NSW Department of Communities and Justice has issued an invitation to tender for the New Specialist – Family …

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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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