Building stronger communities.
Established in 1977 the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat opened Ballarat Diocesan Family Services Inc to provide social welfare and outreach services on behalf of the Ballarat Diocese.
In 1997 the organisation formally changed name to Centacare Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Inc. This reflected the organisations ties to the network of social welfare agencies across Australia who deliver social outreach services on behalf of the Catholic community. In 2016 the organisations structure changed to a company limited by guarantee.
With over 35 years’ experience Centacare continue to support those in need with counselling, employment, housing, family services, advocacy and outreach.
Centacare works in partnership with Federal and State governments, fellow welfare agencies, funding bodies and the greater community to deliver professional and responsive services.
Today we employ over 180 staff across ten sites in Ballarat, Warrnambool, Mildura, Horsham, Hamilton and Geelong. We provide quality programs and services in:
Building on the values of Catholic Social Teaching Centacare welcomes everyone no matter what their race, religion, gender or sexuality. Our devoted and passionate staff are committed to delivering services that are true to our mission and support our key values.
Life giving communities in a Just Society
To provide services which empower people to live with choice and opportunity.
VALUES & BEHAVIOURS
Be courteous and constructive
Be fair – don’t take advantage
Listen and value other people’s opinions
Acknowledge other people’s contributions
Provide timely and genuine feedback
Recognise and value differences
Find ways to collaborate
Do the right thing
Do what you say you will do
Say what you think
Accept responsibility for your actions
Do your job