CatholicCare was formerly known as Centacare Catholic Family Services. The name change was in line with other organisations within Catholic Social Services Australia, the peak body for Catholic community service providers in Australia. The new name was adopted to emphasise the continuing links between these services and the mission work of the Catholic Church. In 2008 there was a press release issued on the CatholicCare website about the name change, titled 'Centacare Sydney Changes Name to CatholicCare'.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'CatholicCare Sydney', in Catholic Social Services Australia Website, Catholic Social Services Australia, 2014, http://www.cssa.org.au/about-us/members/memberservices/agency/9/#.WO7EMUbwnSg; Press release issued on CatholicCare website 'Centacare Sydney Changes Name to CatholicCare', 2008.
Prepared by: Nell Musgrove
Created: 13 September 2012, Last modified: 5 July 2016