Social services are essential to the Mission of the Catholic Church and are central to the life and teachings of Jesus, as articulated in the Gospels.
Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) advocates publicly for the Church’s social service ministry. It is the peak body for Catholic social service providers.
Catholic Social Services Australia envisages a fairer, more inclusive Australian society that reflects and supports the dignity, equality, and participation of all people.
CSSA is the peak body for Catholic social service providers. Our mission is to support our Member Agencies by:
Advocating the Federal Government on issues affecting the social services sector
Providing government relations support to member agencies
Hosting forums for our network to gather and share information
We perform these roles in partnership with the broader Australian Catholic Church, and Catholic Social Teaching underpins our work.
We aim to advocate for an improved legislative and policy environment for our Member Agencies.
As an organisation, we work to 5 fundamental values: