Welfare and Community Support

The Lord said, ‘whatever you did for the least of my little ones, you have done for me’. The essence of Catholic living, therefore, is to recognise Jesus in the outcast, the broken, the addicted and those in physical and spiritual need. The Archdiocese has numerous agencies which assist with a variety of the personal and social needs of people regardless of race, colour or creed.

 

Catholic Outreach

Catholic Outreach assists Parishes to develop care programs which enable volunteers to provide practical emergency short term support for people in need in their local community.

Executive Officer: Mr Peter Mc Minn

The Catholic Pastoral Centre of Our Lady of the Mission
40A Mary Street HIGHGATE WA 6003
Telephone: +61 08 9422 7920
Fax: +61 08 9328 2833
Email: outreach@highgate-perthcatholic.org.au
Website: www.catholicoutreach.org.au

 

Centacare Employment and Training

Job matching and vocational skills training for unemployed jobseekers.

Executive Director: Lee-Anne Phillips
 

3rd Floor NCR Building
641 Wellington Street, Perth WA 6000
Telephone: +61 9482 7000
Fax: +61 08 9322 2448
Email: info@centacarewa.com.au
Website: www.centacarewa.com.au

 

Cross Roads Community

Supports thoses suffering from the effects of disorder and addiction through support groups, spiritual programs and individual direction.

4 Preston Point Road, East Fremantle WA 6158

 

Emmaus Community Inc

A Eucharistic-based community providing long-term independent living and support for people who live with mental illness.  Also produces and sells Christian CDs and merchandise.
 
Director:  Br Alan Archer
 
PO Box 535, Bentley WA 6982
Telephone: +61 08 9258 7333
Fax: +61 08 9258 7744
Email: contact@emmauscommunity.com.au
Website: www.emmauscommunity.com.au
 
 
 

Linda’s House of Hope           

Offers a rehabilitation service for women involved in drugs and prostitution.

Contact:
Linda Watson

PO Box 5640, Perth WA 6831
Telephone: +61 08 9358 2544
Fax: +61 08 9358 2561 

 

MercyCare's Family & Community Services

 
Provides a range of services across the Perth Metropolitan region including: Child Day Care in Wembley, Heathridge, Thornlie, Seville Grove and Bedford, Accommodation Services for young people, fostering services, community support program, settlement grants program, addiction support team, lending services, basic computer training, workforce development centre and Reconnect – an outreach service for youth at risk of homelessness.
 
Youth services, fostering services and reconnect
18 Barrett Street, Wembley WA 6014
Telephone: +61 08 9442 3444
 
Child Day Care
Wembley - 18 Barrett Street, Wembley WA 6014
Telephone: +61 8 9442 3410
  
Employment and Community Services (including community support program, settlement grants program, addiction support team, lending services, basic computer training, workforce development centre)
4 Brewer Place, Mirrabooka WA
Telephone: +61 8 9344 2468

 

 

Pregnancy Assistance

Provides free pregnancy testing; alternatives to abortion, education in pro-life issues, experienced and caring support, material help, and counselling for those affected by abortion.  Pregnancy Assitance is able to refer women to Miriam House, which is a safe house/home in a Perth suburban area which provides short-term accommodation for single pregnant women in need.

Director: Lara Malin
195 Lord Street, East Perth  WA 6004
Telephone: +61 08 9328 2929
Fax: +61 08 9328 2926
Email: info@pregnancyassistance.org.au
Website: www.pregnancyassistance.org.au

 

Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre

Cares for spiritual and material welfare of seafarers of any denomination during their visit to Fremantle or Kwinana Ports, both aboard ship and at the Centre.

Administrator/Chaplain: Rev Patrick Moore    

16 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA 6160
Telephone: +61 08 9430 8488
Mobile: 0414 703 408
Fax: +61 08 9430 5955
Email: stellamaris@perthcatholic.org.au

 

The Shopfront

Volunteers offer assistance, friendship and support, as well as a referral service to marginalised people in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Director: Mr Brian Tierney
170 Whatley Crescent, Maylands WA 6051
Postal Address: PO Box 450, Maylands WA 6931

Shop Telephone: +61 08 9371 9109
Office Telephone: +61 08 9422 7901
Fax: +61 08 9328 2833
Email: manager@highgate-perthcatholic.org.au

 

 

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