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About Us

We've made some key changes to our service delivery in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

CatholicCare is the social service agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Diocese of Sale. 

Since 1935, we have offered hope and support to the vulnerable and marginalised, responding to the changing needs of the community with a commitment to addressing social disadvantage. 

Relationships are at the heart of why we exist. We help people to build positive relationships, and repair connections when needed. We are not just a program, or even a series of programs - we're a safety net and a capacity builder. We aim to prevent relationship breakdowns, or help people get back on track when these issues occur.

We provide family and relationship services, relationship courses, pastoral services, refugee and asylum seeker support, and school and education support. All services are offered to the whole community, regardless of religious belief or background.

With over 350 staff and volunteers in 11 CatholicCare offices, our geographical reach covers all of Greater Melbourne and Geelong, extends west to Melton, north to Castlemaine and includes all of Gippsland. Some of our programs operate state-wide.

Our services are funded through a mix of government and philanthropic grants, income from fees and investments, and contributions from donors and supporters.

CatholicCare has been independently assessed and accredited by Quality Innovation Performance for meeting relevant service standards. For further information about this accreditation, please visit www.qip.com.au

Our commitment to child safety 

CatholicCare actively works to listen to, empower and protect children, and has zero tolerance for child abuse and neglect. 

Our vision for reconciliation

CatholicCare acknowledges the important contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples make in creating a strong and vibrant Australian society.

We pay our respect to the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of the country in which we work and live and acknowledge the strong leadership provided by current and past Elders.  

Our Open Hearts Open Minds Reconciliation Action Plan has been prepared as a guide to strengthen and enhance CatholicCare's engagement and work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities.

Read our Reconciliation Action Plan

Our commitment to diversity

At CatholicCare we are about people, and we welcome everything that you are.
Diversity is everyone.

View our diversity poster

 

Sunday Appeal

Help give families and individuals the care and support they need to break down the barriers they face to living life to the full!