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News & Events


Message to all our consumers

Our absolute priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our consumers, volunteers and employees.

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Three children's search for their 'Forever Families'

Permanent homes urgently needed for three very special children aged 6-13.

We are appealing to the local community to help find loving, nurturing, and devoted homes for three children in need through our Permanent Care pro


Trauma and Differential Diagnosis

This forum aims to enhance practice and client outcomes by generating lively and informative conversations through expert presentations and an interactive case-study and panel discussion.

This practice forum will support and enhance the skills and knowledge required by health and community services professionals working with children


UnitingCare Pancake Day

It’s fun, easy and it’s making a big difference! Oh, and it involves PANCAKES!

Every year people come together for UnitingCare Pancake Day to flip for a good cause.


Thank you

On behalf of everyone at Connections UnitingCare, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to those who supported our 2016 Christmas Food & Gift Appeal. Together, we were able to provide a much brighter Christmas for over 450 families.

With the generosity of the many schools, churches, individuals and organisations including Target stores and their customers who support our appeal


What will thousands of young children get for Christmas this year?

For many of us, Christmas is a time of celebration – spending time with our loved ones, sharing gifts and enjoying a Christmas lunch. Our day is filled with love and laughter, surrounded by friends and family while our children open their gifts, longing for that special toy they asked Santa for.

For Emily, Christmas has always been a special time of year. Growing up she remembers her family’s big white Christmas tree surrounded by gifts.


UnitingCare Australia Redoubles Efforts to Address Housing and Homelessness

A national forum of 40 frontline UnitingCare service providers held in Sydney on 27 October 2016, has committed to developing a national action plan to work with government to address housing and homelessness in Australia.

“Every day our frontline community services across the country despair at the number of people living in Australia without the fundamental human ne

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Empowering children today for a better tomorrow

Alice Wojcik, 26, has been acknowledged in the 2016 Anti-Poverty Awards, for the significant contribution she has made to the lives of young refugees and migrants in Melbourne’s West.

Receiving the 2016 Encouragement Award, Alice founded the Tomorrow Foundation, a charity which has evolved from a community group running a homewor

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Community Action Team cares

A New South Wales, Griffith secondary school has today been announced as the recipient of the 2016 Connections UnitingCare Anti-Poverty School Award for the student’s work in the local community and will receive a grant of $2500.

Under the guidance of Pastoral Care Worker, Sue Hone, Marian Catholic College’s Community Action Team is a student-led group who work together to r

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See the person, not the stereotype

Marcus Crook, 29, has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 Connections UnitingCare Anti-Poverty Award for his work with Melbourne’s homeless community, and for his efforts is the recipient of a $4000 grant.

The Anti-Poverty Awards recognise the many young people passionately working towards tackling inequality and injustice within Australia or abroad.

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The One Million Stars to End Violence Project

Connections is excited to be participating in the One Million Stars Project to End Violence - Weaving communities of courage to end violence.

This movement was created by Maryann Talia Pau and aims to place a spotlight on violence during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia


Released: Connections News - Spring Edition

The Connections News, Spring Edition is now available.

It is core to our philosophy that we are absolutely committed to preventing violence against women, and consequently, children.  


National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week invites all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. “Protecting children is everyone’s business.”

National Child Protection Week, now in its 26th year, supports and encourages the safety and wellbeing of Australian children and families through


Adoption equality starts now

From 1 September 2016, the Adoption Amendment Act 2015 came into effect, meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) couples can now apply to adopt in Victoria.

As a provider of Adoption and Permanent Care Services, Connections has followed this topic with great interest and welcomes this important amendmen

Connections has zero tolerance towards child abuse and is committed to establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

We are committed to inclusive practices and welcome people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.  We support the rights of our LGBTI clients to live free of prejudice and discrimination.

We acknowledge that we meet and work on land for which people of the Kulin Nations are the traditional owners and custodians. We remember and pay our respects to ancestors and warriors past and present.



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