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A world of Stories, Introducing Aluel’s Story
A young girl growing up in South Sudan was very difficult. Aluel was 1 of 8 children to farming parents. Her parents farmed to feed her large family and sold whatever was leftover to make a little bit of money to buy supplies to plant the next crop. There was never enough food to eat and the likelihood of being married while she was still a child herself was a high possibility, as a lot of Sudanese families rely on dowries to survive.
Originally born in Afghanistan, Shakeela, her mother, two brothers and sister moved to Pakistan at an early age, where she lived there for the next 16 years. Wanting to build a brighter future for her and her family, she contacted the United Nations Refugee Agency who assisted her with an application for a Humanitarian Visa. After 18 months of waiting she was granted the right to move to Australia.
2019 Child Inclusive Practice (CIP) Forum Presentation
Our Toowoomba Family Relationship Centre staff had the privilege of presenting for the 'Collaboration with Lawyers: Working together to transcend family conflict in culturally appropriate CIFDR' workshop at the 2019 Child Inclusive Practice (CIP) Forum.
New Program - Reconnecting & Supporting young people to live a life without crime!
We are excited to announce our new Youth Bail Support Service! This program is focuses on working closely with other local agencies to help prevent crime, to act early in reconnecting young people to a life without crime and supporting good behaviour and a positive future.
We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of the traditional custodians of this area, the Giabul, and Jarowair peoples. In keeping with CatholicCare’s spirit of reconciliation and respect, we understand that these groups have occupied and cared for this land over countless generations and we celebrate the continuing contribution of these communities to the life of this region. We also recognize and respect those emerging leaders who now claim Australia as their new home.