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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.  

Our Mission is “to provide services which empower people to live with choice and opportunity.”


Programs available in BALLARAT: 

  • 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, Housing-Mental Health Pathways)
  • Mental Health Services (Carer Respite services)
  • Victims Assistance Program
  • Registered provider of NDIS Services
  • Youth Justice Group Conferencing
  • Employment Services (Job Active - support and placement for jobseekers; staff recruitment services for local employers) Ballarat, Daylesford, Maryborough.
  • Family and Relationship Services (Relationship Education, Parent Education, Relationship Counselling,  Family Dispute Resolution, Integrated Family Services, Pastoral Care in schools, Cradle to Kinder, Mediation and Relationship Counselling)

Programs available in MILDURA:

  • Family and Relationship Services (Relationship Education, Parent Education, Relationship Counselling, Family Dispute Resolution)
  • Family Services (Integrated Family Services, Kinship Care Services, Cradle to Kinder)
  • No Interest Loan Scheme

Programs available in SWAN HILL:

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

Programs available in GEELONG:

  • Victims Assistance 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 Assistance Program
  • Cradle to Kinder

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

  • Community Connections Program
  • Victims Assistance Program
  • FAmily & Relationship Services (Counselling)

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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

All Enquiries

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