CatholicCare NT’s story in the Northern Territory began in 1993 when the Bishop of Darwin established the organisation. The Bishop saw a desperate need for counselling services for families in Darwin and Alice Springs, and intended to provide them based on, and driven by, the Catholic belief of caring for the most vulnerable and marginalised members of society. Since then, we have continued to respond to the broader needs of the community and expanded our services.
Despite our growth, we have stayed true to the Social Teaching of the Church from which our values of respect, honesty, courage, fairness and connection have come. Our Mission is strongly tied to the inspiration of a Church that has always reached out in solidarity and justice to people in need. Driven by these values, we provide services to people across the NT regardless of religion, race, culture, sexuality, gender or economic circumstances.
As our growth continues, the Bishop delegates the day-to-day running of CatholicCare NT to the Director of CatholicCare NT. We have over 230 staff from different religious and cultural backgrounds, who are all united by the same values of respect, fairness and justice.