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 EXPANDS FURTHER INTO WESTERN REGION
WHAT: Photo and interview opportunity
WHEN: Wednesday, 12 March, 2014, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
WHERE: CareSouth Griffith Office, 102 Yambill Street, Griffith
WHO: CareSouth is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to create a better future for children, young people, families, individuals and communities, providing opportunities to enhance their quality of life. We’ve grown a lot since 1992 and are able to help people across the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Western NSW.
WHY: The official opening of CareSouth’s new Griffith Office has been planned to coincide with National Epilepsy Awareness Month. CareSouth currently has 10% of children in foster care diagnosed with epilepsy.
Read our latest CareSouth Media Release - CareSouth Partners with Housing Trust.
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!
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.