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Getting off to a good start

Starting school or going into a new class can be stressful for children and parents alike. Centacare’s parent education team asked parents what their successful strategies were for smoothing the transition, and their responses might surprise you.


Providing a safe place for youth

A roof over their heads, a welcoming face when they walk through the door after school, a healthy meal and a safe place to be – it doesn’t seem a lot to ask for but these simple things are helping to give young homeless people a chance in life, reports JENNY BRINKWORTH.


Bernie's 'life-changing' challenge

When Bernie Victory walks out of the Centacare building on his last day of work this month he will close the door on a career spanning 35 years in family welfare services. He told LINDY MCNAMARA his proudest achievement has been raising nearly $1 million to support the work of the organisation.