Sometimes life isn’t easy. Sometimes it doesn’t go to plan. And sometimes we’re handed challenges that are more than we can handle.
CareSouth is a not-for-profit organisation that supports and cares for people who are doing it tough. Whether it’s children having a hard time at home, people living with a disability, or families struggling to get by – we’re here to help, every day.
Our Foster Carers are everyday people doing extraordinary things. Foster Care can be provided by an individual, couple or family, who have a strong, stable and structured home life. CareSouth provides exceptional support, with training, mentoring, personal visits, on-call back-up, and a tax free allowance.
CareSouth has created everyday residential choices with heart. We offer long-term residences for people with disabilities; transitional accommodation when it's time for more independence; and crisis accommodation for young people. Everyday.
Sometimes childhood is stressful. Pressure on families, for all sorts of reasons, can filter down to a child. Our CareSouth Aunties and Uncles support children with the important things in life and in doing so give children the gift of hope.
Above all else, we want to be accepted. We want to be recognised for our strengths and supported to achieve our hopes and dreams. Our disability programs support children, young people, and adults. We focus on the person, not the disability.
CareSouth helps ease some of life’s burdens with our team of amazing support people. We have mentors to guide young people. Specialist staff to monitor things when children and birth families reconnect. Transport staff to safely ferry children from home to contact venues. And clinical psychologists to help make big issues small.
CareSouth 21st Gala Night photos can now be viewed on our website. For those people who attended on the night, there are also a selection of photos available for purchase with all funds being added to the total raised on the night.
Read our latest positive news story published in Saturday's Illawarra Mercury to celebrate CareSouth's 21 years of caring for children, young people, individuals and families.
Read CareSouth's latest positive news story promoting our Gala Night on Friday, 15 November.
Read CareSouth's latest positive news stories, including a profile of our Founder and Chairman Jim McEwan.
CareSouth's CEO Deb Tozer was on Power FM's The Buzz this morning. The presenters, Chris and Carly, will be MC’ing at our Gala Night and this is the first of a series of interviews in the lead up to the event. So watch this space!
The Shoalhaven Business Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements and diversity of the region's business community. CareSouth is very proud and honoured to be the 2013 Winner of the 'Excellence in the Community Sector' Award, to have received 'Highly Commended' for our CEO Debra Tozer in the 'Business Leader of the Year' category, and to be finalists for 'Excellence in Innovation' and 'Service Excellence'.
Saturday's Illawarra Mercury featured an interview with CareSouth CEO Debra Tozer about welfare checks.
CareSouth is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of foster carers throughout our communities during Foster Care Week 2013. This year we are partnering with other local NGOs in a range of activities. Read the joint foster care agency Media Release and CareSouth's Media Release along with our positive news stories in the Illawarra Mercury and Goulburn Post.
Caresouth's Aunties and Uncles Program is built upon the strength of care provided by community volunteers, because we know it takes a village to raise a child. By spending time together doing everyday activities, you can make a difference and give a child hope.
Parenting is never easy. For some it can be particularly hard. CareSouth’s Brighter Futures helps parents and children from Gerroa to Helensburgh.
Inspired to change a life? Our Foster Carers are everyday people doing extraordinary things. CareSouth provides exceptional support to our Foster Carer families.
CareSouth provides quality service and support for people living with a disability. We focus on the person, not the disability.
When a crisis happens, it matters that you have a safe place to stay. CareSouth provides youth accommodation in Nowra seven days a week.
CareSouth provides a safe environment for children and their birth families to connect. We promote positive relationships and above all protect the child.
We love to see young people live up to their potential. CareSouth’s Mentors Program brings together young people and caring individuals.