Who is Centrecare?

Centrecare is one of Western Australia's most well established, professional and innovative providers of specialist social services. With a not-for-profit status, Centrecare delivers quality professional counselling, support, family dispute resolution and training services.

Our Tradition & Inspiration - Centrecare is founded on the Catholic Church's holistic vision for community. Our inspiration is drawn from the Christian message of love, hope and justice. We are encouraged by those individuals, irrespective of race or belief, who seek to create a society that transcends, dignifies and unites people.

Our Purpose - To provide people and communities with professional social services that enhance wellbeing and are inspired by compassion and recognition for human dignity and worth.

Our Values - Centrecare, in providing services, always seeks to demonstrate its belief in the intrinsic worth of persons by:

  • Respecting - Recognition of the intrinsic worth of all human beings and the importance of sustaining their dignity and valuing their views.
  • Excellence - A commitment to the continued improvement of our skills and to the highest standards in service delivery.
  • Compassion - An open hearted and thoughtful response to the experiences of the people we serve and those we work with.
  • Celebration - Celebrating the beauty of life, friendship and the resilience and achievements of the human spirit.
  • Acceptance - Welcoming people in all their diversity in a manner that diminishes anxieties, enhances self-worth, communicates goodwill and leads to reconciliation.
  • Professionalism - Delivering services and treating others in a non-judgemental, caring and highly proficient manner.

This purpose emerges following universal acknowledgement that emotionally healthy people perform better in personal and work-related relationships, particularly when they know how to relate more effectively with others and have a better understanding of themselves.

Centrecare is 'people making time for people'. 

The history of Centrecare

With a history dating back to the 1940's, Centrecare is a not-for-profit, community services organisation with over 200 staff delivering more than 80 quality, professional counselling, support, mediation and training services throughout the Perth metropolitan, Goldfields, Esperance and South West regions of Western Australia. This includes weekly and fortnightly services to the communities of Coolgardie, Menzies, Leonora and Laverton and Norseman. Additionally, staff provide regular supports to the remote Aboriginal communities of Coonana, Tjuntjuntjarra and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

The name Centrecare was coined in the 1970s to describe those social services then being delivered by the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth.  Today, Centrecare is an Incorporated Association and is a modern expression of the Church in today’s world. Centrecare aims to be an example of unconditional care in action.  It always seeks the common good and works towards achieving a society that is founded on the principles of justice and fairness for all.

Alongside of this, the current Centrecare Board has experience in areas such as finance, business, law, community service and cultural diversity. These members embody the skills and diversity necessary to ensure accountability, enhance ongoing and sustainable vision, policy formation and the long-term planning capacity of Centrecare.

In the 2011/2012 financial year, Centrecare delivered 86 programs comprising of 124,027 contacts with 18,170 clients.


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