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25 March 2020

Update: Challenge Community Services update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During these difficult times, we would like to reassure you that Challenge Community Services will continue to provide essential services and support our Challenge community.

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20 March 2020

Challenge Community Services response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During these challenging times, the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients, carers, children, young people and employees are our top priority. We are doing everything necessary to protect our clients and support...

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13 March 2020

Fostering as a single parent: Jason’s Story

Being a single, gay man, Jason knew his dream of becoming a dad wasn’t going to be easy. Then at age 34 he took a leap of faith and began the rigorous assessment process to become a foster carer. Once approved, he...

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04 March 2020

How one small boy enriched a family

With three children under nine, it was all-hands-on-deck for Elizabeth and Philip. But life was not too full to welcome another little person into their home one weekend a month.

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14 February 2020

My Foster Care Journey: Verity's Story

It all started with one question for Verity and Dan: “Have you thought about fostering?.”

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14 January 2020

Supporting children after a natural disaster

Drought, bushfire, flood or other emergencies can be overwhelming for children and young people. Such events turn the predictability of a child’s world upside down and challenge their sense of security. They can make...

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06 January 2020

School holiday fun for all ages

Let’s be honest, the last couple of weeks of the long summer school holidays can be tough. The kids are pleading for something interesting to do and you are left to scour the internet for ideas.

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20 November 2019

How career skills can shape your foster care journey

Foster care isn’t a role taken on lightly, nor is it for everyone. And for individuals and families who open up their lives to young people in need, it often leads to major changes in day-to-day life. So for someone...

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19 November 2019

5 myths about foster care you probably didn't know

In Australia, NSW has the highest number of children aged 0-17 in the out-of-home-care system needing a safe home. While there are many caring individuals and families opening up their homes and lives to foster...

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08 October 2019

Celebrating Foster Carers: Kate shares her story

For Kate* and husband Aaron*, life was already busy as a household of five – including their three biological children Alex*, Jordan* and Charlie*. But the family has now grown to nine, as the couple are fostering...

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