SIP recognised for its ‘creative’ and ‘original’ work

SIP recognised for its ‘creative’ and ‘original’ work

CatholicCare’s Social Impact Program has made the news! The SIP initiative was highlighted in a recent publication from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council. On page 18 of the Catholic Social Justice series no.80 called The Human Face of Homelessness, SIP is highlighted in a breakout box alongside two other Australian diocese projects that are examples of the important role church communities can play in providing a supportive approach to vulnerable people who may be homeless or at risk of homelessness.

“In the Archdiocese of Hobart, a Social Impact Program is a creative and original way for Catholic services to respond to the increasing and complex issues around disadvantage and poverty,” wrote the authors of The Human Face of Homelessness, Liz de Chastel and Frank Brennan.

SIP works in partnership with diverse groups in Hobart’s northern suburbs to strengthen and co-create community wellbeing. Find out more on SIP’s Facebook page.

“To have our work recognised in a publication such as this is fantastic,” said SIP Director, Belinda Clarke, “It’s a testament to the hard work of our whole team and the partners involved.”

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council is the national social justice and human rights agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. It advises the bishops on social justice issues. The Series Papers are published to provide information and to stimulate public discussion. Find out more here