Welcome to CareSouth
What makes CareSouth unique is our commitment to service excellence. As a local community-based organisation with a big heart, we are bold, determined and innovative in our style. Through programs like Brighter Futures, Champions, Permanency Support and Foster Care, Specialist Youth Support Services, Residential Care, NDIS Disability Services and Family Connections we are committed to children, young people and families.
Based in Southern and Western NSW, we have offices across the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Western NSW.
At CareSouth we are passionate about, and committed to, building strong communities. We enhance and strengthen the lives of those we work with and we seek to inspire each other and the communities in which we operate – through excellence in service delivery and by always doing what we say we will do.
To create a positive future for children, young people, individuals, families and communities, providing opportunities in which they can enhance their quality of life.
Our Strategic Plan
In 1992 Caresouth founder, Jim McEwan, attended a town meeting regarding the impending closure of the only youth shelter in Nowra. He was shocked to find himself conscripted to the new management committee faced with the task of saving the refuge. About the same time Jim had agreed to help set up Aunties & Uncles within the Shoalhaven. He subsequently orchestrated the amalgamation of the two services resulting in the formation of Shoalcare, later to be called Caresouth.