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Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Ministry receives 2006 Catholic Social Services Australia “˜Most Innovative Program” Award

Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Ministry receives 2006 Catholic Social Services Australia “Most Innovative Program” Award


On 16 October at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, the 2006 Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) awards were presented. The award for most innovative program went to Mercy Family Services from Nudgee in Brisbane (a Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Ministry) for their Working On program which is described as “a unique response to the prevalent drug problem in our society”.


 


“The program, which has been running for six years, has successfully changed the lives of over a hundred young men and women in recovery from substance abuse through a training and employment program that helps people to break the cycle of addiction and crime and to realise their full potential. By achieving their goals and realising their dreams they are able to feel valued, connected, strengthened and hopeful for the future,” the CSSA award citation says.


 


Click here to read full Citation… (pdf)


 


Messages to Elizabeth O’Keeffe rsm at eokeeffe@sombris.org.au