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CatholicCare Sydney


PO Box 360

Summer Hill

New South Wales 2130



Name: Catherine Spencer

Position: Fundraising Manager

Phone: 02 9509 1111

Fax: 02 9509 1199


Mission / Objective

CatholicCare Sydney is the official welfare agency of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney. The Mission of the agency, as an instrument of Christ’s liberating presence in the world, is to enable the social and emotional wellbeing of communities, families and individuals living in the Archdiocese.

CatholicCare’s Vision is for a society in which there is full recognition of individual’s rights and responsibilities, and one that enables the dignity, wellbeing and participation of all persons.



CatholicCare Sydney operates more than 140 programs and services for families, children and youth, people with disability, older people, job seekers, students, refugees, those struggling with addictions and more.

Ageing, Dementia and Disability Care Services focus primarily on the delivery of a range of services to frail older people, those with a disability and their carers.

Family, Children and Youth services provides comprehensive, client focused services for individuals, couples, families, children and young people.

Employment, Training and Support Services (ETSS) division is committed to joining individuals on their journey to fulfil their potential and embrace life’s opportunities.

St Patrick’s Institute of Education (formerly St Patrick’s Business College) currently offers vocational training in a range of nationally accredited qualifications.


Beneficiary Group

As a person-centred organisation, CatholicCare Sydney has people at its heart. People should determine the support they receive and be empowered to make decisions that will enable them to live positive and fulfilling lives.

The services provided by CatholicCare Sydney are inclusive of the whole community regardless of circumstance, ethnicity, religion, economic situation, age, gender or ability. CatholicCare is a member of Catholic Social Services Australia.


Projects in Progress

The Rose Gallagher Project.

Construction of two dwellings on land in Five Dock bequeathed to CatholicCare by the Late Rose Gallagher has begun. The houses will provide affordable transitional accommodation for vulnerable young people over the age of 18 who have left Out of Home Care (Foster Care) and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

These young people are supported by CatholicCare’s ALIVE Program which has provided a lifeline for many young people, enabling them to rebuild their lives and contribute to the life of the community.




Bernard Boerma, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Chief Financial Officer – Janet Jensen

Chief Operating Officer – Luke Stevens

General Manager, Families and Community – Fiona Hastings

General Manager, Disability, Mental Health and Carers – Daniel Culhane

General Manager, Accommodation and Home Support – Kerryn Tutt

General Manager, People & Culture – Steve McNab

Names of Board Members

Richard Haddock AM (Chair)

Number of Employees


Registration Information


67 561 712 586

Donation on Tax Deductible


How to Help

Wills and Bequests

Bequests play a significant role in funding CatholicCare services and they are vital to the future of our programs. CatholicCare has prepared a useful guide to preparing your Will called “Caring to Create Change”.

It includes: practical information on preparing a Will; answers to some frequently asked questions; how to provide in your Will for those people and organisations you care about.

To receive a copy of the booklet contact CatholicCare on 02 9509 1111 or via email


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