Catholic Welfare award to Marist Youth Care
The St Vincent's Adolescents Care at Marist Youth Care in Western Sydney has won Catholic Welfare Australia's Award for Excellence in Service, announced at the organisation's National Conference in Cairns this week.
The program offers medium to long-term residential care for boys who are unable or unwilling, for a time, to live with their families. Marist Youth Care was established in 1994 to promote and manage the expanding social welfare works of the Marist Brothers of Sydney Province.
Two other major Catholic Church Insurances-sponsored awards were also announced. They include the Norma Parker Award for the Most Innovative Program, and the Perkins Award for Excellence in Services (Individual).
The Norma Parker Award was won by Centacare Broken Bay's Young Person's Community Care Program, while the Perkins Award went to Thanh Van Nguyen, a volunteer community worker for more than twenty years who founded the Vietnamese Catholic Youth Group in Marrickville, Sydney.
In other news from the Conference, it was announced that Fr Joe Caddy has been appointed CEO of Centacare Melbourne. Fr Caddy will excercise this new responsibility while remaining Chairperson of Catholic Welfare Australia.
The Conference continues today, with guest speakers this morning including Federal Minister for Family & Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, and Shadow Minister for Family & Community Services, Wayne Swan.
Winners of the 2004 Catholic Welfare Australia Awards (Catholic Welfare Australia 15/9/04)
Media Alert (Catholic Welfare Australia 15/9/04)
Catholic Welfare Australia
Marist Youth Care
16 Sep 2004