News & Stories

Earning their trust: how to help a child in care feel secure
19 October 2018 Earning their trust: how to help a child in care feel secure

When you’ve opened your home and your heart to a child or young person in need, it may be hard to understand why they might have trouble trusting you at first. They may shrink back or push you away ...

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Daniel takes control with the NDIS
22 June 2018 Daniel takes control with the NDIS

When Daniel decided he needed to improve his mental health and behavioural issues, he enlisted the support of Challenge Therapeutic Services. Together, they have navigated financial hurdles and put in...

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Planning to enjoy life
18 May 2018 Planning to enjoy life

A little planning and support can go a long way, especially if you have behaviours that keep you from achieving your goals.Challenge’s Therapeutic Services team help people living with a disability ...

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New service to provide psychological support for local NDIS clients
23 March 2018 New service to provide psychological support for local NDIS clients

If you or a loved one receives NDIS funding and has trouble with anxiety or behaviour management, a new service on the Central Coast could be the answer.Challenge Community Services recently opened a ...

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Building brighter futures together
6 February 2018 Building brighter futures together

Providing foster carers with a helping handFostering is hugely rewarding. Helping a child to grow and learn, seeing them smile, and playing a part in the development of their self-confidence are the g...

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Advocating for the homeless
17 October 2017 Advocating for the homeless

Shane arrived in a small rural town having been placed in a NSW Housing flat, after being homeless for several years. He had not seen his flat before arriving, he just needed to take whatever place he...

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Caring for the carer
17 October 2017 Caring for the carer

Jay is an 11-year-old boy who lives with his foster carers in rural NSW. He was having difficulty managing his emotions and our Therapeutic Services team accepted a referral from his carers, who wer...

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Supporting the transition to school
17 October 2017 Supporting the transition to school

Bonnie is an engaging little girl who had a difficult start in life. Knowing her history and the way children with similar histories often present, our Therapeutic Services team expected that she may ...

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New premises in Tamworth
20 July 2017 New premises in Tamworth

Challenge Therapeutic Services are excited to announce that we have new premises at 13 Darling St, Tamworth (corner of Darling & Marius St).Challenge Therapeutic Services has an experienced team o...

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Challenge: Providing local expertise on the NDIS
15 January 2017 Challenge: Providing local expertise on the NDIS

With almost 60 years of history, Challenge Community Services has extensive experience tailoring support packages to allow children and adults with disabilities to flourish, extending both their forma...

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Dry times for farm families
7 April 2016 Dry times for farm families

Dry weather is cracking more than just the soil in rural areas, and a drought community forum in Gunnedah on Wednesday aimed at bringing deeper issues to light.Challenge Community Services is hosting...

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Weathering the drought
14 March 2016 Weathering the drought

Challenge Community Services will support one of the nation’s leading social workers on a tour of the region next month as he speaks about the importance of seeking help and support during the droug...

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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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