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Reconnecting families
17 October 2017 Reconnecting families

Ryan was living in northern New South Wales and then at the beginning of this year he self-placed with his father in Sydney.  During this time Challenge had been supporting Ryan and his father to ens...

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Providing care for teenagers
17 October 2017 Providing care for teenagers

For over three years, John and Verity have welcomed foster children into their home for respite, emergency, and short term stays. Children from ages 2 to 18, individuals and siblings, one night, a mon...

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Finding freedom on the farm
17 October 2017 Finding freedom on the farm

Nathan and Emma have provided short term, respite and long term placement for more than ten children on their farm. Currently, the family is hosting an 11-year-old girl on a short-term placement, and ...

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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 2500 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.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, Challenge Community Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs, and to Elders both past and present.
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