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Read our latest news to discover what is happening around Centacare.

Your old mobile phone could save a life

Family and relationship care

A mobile phone is often one of the first items to be smashed during an incidence of domestic and family violence. This May, during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, we talked to Founder and CEO of DV Safe Phone Ashton Wood about an urgent need that he says pretty much everyone can help with.

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Volunteering opens hearts and doors for Daniele

Featured

Volunteering with Centacare Prisoners Services opens hearts and doors for Daniele, who dreams of becoming a leader in the business world. Daniele is just one of 170 Centacare volunteers who we celebrate this National Volunteer Week (16 – 22 May) – a week we pay homage to those who generously give their skills, talents and time to make a difference in the lives of the people we support.

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Coast residents called to ‘Hear Her Voice’

Family and relationship care

More than 300 people have come together at Centacare's annual candlelight vigil and march to take a stand against domestic and family violence. Centacare has hosted the event since 2003, and over the last several years has partnered with Sunshine Coast Council to deliver the vigil, a core part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

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Megan finds her calling in business

Disability care

Along with some of her friends from Centacare’s Illuka Social and Life Skills Hub on the Sunshine Coast, Megan is selling bespoke potted succulents and reversible bandanas for dogs and puppies. From design to production to sales, everyone has a role to play in the venture and Megan’s is the business side.

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“Winn beloved”, postcards from the war

Aged care

It was 1945, but Winn can remember the day she stood on the platform at Clapham Junction Railway Station like it was yesterday. She was there to reunite with her fiancé, Rob, who was returning from the war in Britain. She said it was the happiest day of her life. This Anzac Day, when we pause to honour the bravery and sacrifice of our servicemen and women, we tell a beautiful love story that began with war and lasted a lifetime.

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Centacare opens new Gold Coast hub

Featured

On Friday 1 April, Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman and Bishop Ken Howell officially opened our new Gold Coast hub and Gold Coast Family Relationship Centre. Our Gold Coast team welcomed about 60 guests to the opening, including clients and their families.

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Gender pioneer Beryl ‘breaks the bias’

Aged care

In the 1950s, when men were breadwinners and women the home makers, Beryl, 93, managed a plumbing and hardware shop. Her push for equal opportunity makes her the perfect person to talk to this International Women’s Day.

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Disability care clients pursue their passions

Disability care

At HAND Social and Life Skills Hub, a passion for cars has bred a tight knit team known as the most trusted car detailers around.

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The pandemic from behind bars

Community and pastoral care

Speaking to our Prisoners Services and Prison Chaplaincy teams we discover what it has been like to experience the pandemic from behind bars.

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The farm is where the heart is for Percy

Aged care

It’s mid-Summer in Kingaroy, but Percy, 89, shows no signs of slowing down as he tends to his acre of land. He was a farmer in his early years and keeping busy alongside his support worker Patricia brings him great joy.

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