Welcome to CCS

Spring has well and truly arrived, and CCS Family and Relationship Services is humming along nicely. Rhonda Lawson-Street has been in the chair as Acting Executive Director and a recruitment process is underway to make an ongoing appointment for the role. All our programs are busy and developing new ways of outreaching across the Loddon Mallee and Goulburn Murray regions, as well as extending the way we deliver services from our central offices in Bendigo and Shepparton. We are excited about what lies ahead for the next phase of our organisation and very positively anticipate the impact of the life-changing support we offer to individuals, families and communities dealing with a range of family and relationship difficulties.

CatholicCare Sandhurst (CCS) is a not-for-profit organisation, providing counselling services, school chaplaincy services and programs to individuals, couples, families and groups across the Victorian Loddon Mallee and Goulburn Murray regions. We are the official welfare agency of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Sandhurst.

At CCS we deliver high quality family and relationship services that are available for all people. We acknowledge that people come to us with a wide range of faiths, cultures and personal beliefs. Hopefully everyone feels welcomed.

We are a participating agency of CatholicCare Victoria Tasmania (CCVT) and a member of Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) and Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA).


CCS is working hard to ensure that we have a safe and nurturing place for workers and for clients alike. We have been finding ways to share the responsibility for making our organisation a good place to work. Sanctuary has been selected as the preferred model for CCS as it is an internationally recognised organisational change model that incorporates healing for all aspects of the service including the organisation itself, our staff and clients, and the children we see. The primary goal of creating this culture change is to promote safety for all of the people who are part of our community.

Select from the below to find out more about our services:

Family &

CCS provides a variety of programs including counselling, dispute resolution and mediation, in home support and advocacy.

School Chaplaincy Program

This program operates in the state funded schools to promote links between a child's school, family and community experiences.

Kids &

Programs for children ages 0-18, including mental health support, communities for children, youth justice as well as our School Chaplaincy Program.

ParentsNext Program

ParentsNext program helps to assist parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age.

Parenting &

A range of programs and workshops for parents, couples and children of all ages aimed at support and ongoing development.

Employment &

Employee Assistance Programs, training and counselling services, Family Law Pathways, Parents Next and Clinical Supervision for Professionals. 

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