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Local foster care children set to visit happiest place on earth
19 July 2017 Local foster care children set to visit happiest place on earth

At the beginning of November, seven foster care children will be heading overseas to experience the magic of Disneyland.Arranged by foster carer Jules Campbell and paid for by the community, the Disne...

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Farm living provides an ordinary life for foster kids
6 July 2017 Farm living provides an ordinary life for foster kids

Have you ever considered fostering a child, but then thought the job was too hard for an ordinary parent? Surely you need to be a superhero to be a foster carer?Turns out, you only need compassion and...

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Do you have what it takes to care for children in need?
28 June 2017 Do you have what it takes to care for children in need?

I have always thought about becoming a foster carer.I cannot think of anything more rewarding than providing a home to children that have nowhere to go. I can also see the benefits of fostering for my...

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Emma and Nathan share foster caring experience
17 May 2017 Emma and Nathan share foster caring experience

Just a year into being a foster carer, Emma, who lives on a farm near Narromine, said she couldn’t imagine her life any different. Western NSW needs ... 

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Woolworths Tamworth supports Challenge foster children
8 April 2017 Woolworths Tamworth supports Challenge foster children

A Tamworth business has given some of the city’s most vulnerable children a little hope this Easter season.Staff from Woolworths at Tamworth Shoppingworld presented staff from Challenge Foster Care ...

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Adoption laws 'good for region'
30 March 2017 Adoption laws 'good for region'

Changes to the NSW adoption system have been applauded by a Tamworth foster care provider, who says more incentives will be provided to ensure children live in happy homes.On Thursday, the state gover...

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Sewing support for kids in need
30 March 2017 Sewing support for kids in need

Foster children who stay with John and Verity Wolfenden not only a receive a safe place to live: they also learn a new skill.For over three years, John and Verity have welcomed foster children into th...

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Fostering brings bundle of joy
12 January 2017 Fostering brings bundle of joy

Of all the benefits fostering provides children and their foster families, Challenge Community Services’ foster carer Cindy says it is the joy a child brings to her whole family that matters the mos...

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Sarah-Jo's big family and big heart
20 April 2016 Sarah-Jo's big family and big heart

It’s been three years since Sarah-Jo and her family made the decision to make a difference in another child’s life and they haven’t looked back since.In those three years the Tamworth mother ...

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About Challenge Community Services

60 years ago we were a small band of parents and friends seeking support services for our children with disabilities. Today, Challenge has grown to be one of the largest community support services in New South Wales. We provide support to over 2 500 people from Albury to Lismore, Sydney, Dubbo, Tamworth and beyond. With over 600 staff, 85 of which have a disability, we strive to comply with and exceed all standards required under State and Federal Acts.

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