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New Director of CatholicCare Sandhurst Appointed:

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Rhonda Lawson-Street has been appointed as the new CatholicCare Sandhurst (CCS) Director. In welcoming her appointment, Catholic Bishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson and the CCS Board acknowledged that Rhonda is the first female head of the organisation in its 32-year history.

Bishop Les said Rhonda has already been a member of the CCS leadership team for the past 15 months and has an established reputation for supporting vulnerable children, parents and relationships.

“In that time, she has been a valued member of the team. She has a proven record in the social services sector and has been able to make a significant contribution to the development and delivery of programs offered by CatholicCare Sandhurst,” he said. read more

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.

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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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