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Centacare

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Centacare is the official welfare service of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat.  We operate in a complex environment, balancing the considerations of our sponsor, the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, Government policy, financial management and most importantly the needs of the community we are committed to serve.  This environment is constantly changing and Centacare is growing and adapting in ways that will strengthen our ability to carry out our Mission.

Our Mission is “to provide services which support people to live with a choice and opportunity free from discrimination.”


Programs available in BALLARAT including outreach to other locations in the Central Highlands & Pyrenees sub regions are: 

  • Advocacy Services (Community Connections, Supporting Connections, Housing Support for the Aged, Access and Equity, Clemente Program, Supported Accommodation for Vulnerable Victorians Initiative - SAVVI)
  • Homelessness Support Services (Peplow House Supported Accommodation for Men, Webster Street Accommodation Service Rooming House, Intensive Case Management Initiative – ICMI, Housing-Mental health Pathways)
  • Mental Health Services (Home Based Outreach Support – Standard, Moderate and Intensive, Mother Support Program, Carer Respite services, Residential Rehabilitation for Young Adults,  Socialisation Program)
  • Victims of Crime Assistance & Counselling Program
  • Youth Justice Community Support Service
  • Youth Justice Group Conferencing
  • Employment Services (Job Services Australia- support and placement for jobseekers; staff recruitment services for local employers) Fulltime site in Ballarat.  Visiting service to Ararat.
  • Family and Relationship Services (Relationship Education, Parent Education, Relationship Counselling,  Family Dispute Resolution, Volunteer Mentoring, Integrated Family Services, Family/School Liaison, and Court Ordered  Mediation and Relationship Counselling)

Programs available in MILDURA including outreach to other locations in the Mallee and Sunraysia sub regions are:

  • Employment Services (Job Services Australia- support and placement for jobseekers; staff recruitment services for local employers) Fulltime site in Mildura. Visiting services to Red Cliffs and Ouyen.
  • Family and Relationship Services (Relationship Education, Parent Education, Relationship Counselling, Family Dispute Resolution)
  • Gamblers’ Help Services
  • Family Services (Integrated Family Services, kinship Care Services)
  • No Interest Loan Scheme

Programs available in SWAN HILL including outreach to other locations in the Southern Mallee sub region are:

  • Family and Relationship Services (Relationship Education, Relationship Counselling)
  • Gamblers’ Help Services
  • Family Services (Integrated Family Services, Kinship Care Services)

Programs available in GEELONG including outreach to other locations in the Barwon sub region are:

  • Employment Services (Job Services Australia- support and placement for jobseekers; staff recruitment services for local employers) Fulltime sites in Geelong & Corio. Visiting services to Torquay & Queenscliff.
  • Victims of Crime Assistance & Counselling Program
  • Family and Relationship Services (Relationship Education,  Relationship Counselling and Family Dispute Resolution)

Programs available in WARRNAMBOOL and HAMILTON, including outreach to other locations in the South West sub region are:

  • Family and Relationship Services (Relationship Education, Parent Education, Relationship Counselling,  Family Dispute Resolution)
  • Victims of Crime Assistance & Counselling Program

Programs available in HORSHAM, including outreach to other locations in the Wimmera sub region are:

  • Community Connections Program

  • Victims of Crime Assistance & Counselling Program

  • Youth Justice Community Support Services

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Media Release on appointment of Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA).


Contact:

Administration: 4 - 6 Peel Street North, Ballarat
Website: www.centacareballarat.org.au

Centacare also has partnerships with the Catholic Education Office providing the Employee Assistance Program EAP, and St John of God Health Care, the Ballarat Division of General Practice and the University of Ballarat providing a valuable service through Pomegranate House.

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We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

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PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353