MaroniteCare was established in 2004 as the welfare agency of the Maronite Eparchy of Australia. Within the light of our Catholic ethos, Maronite Spirituality, charism and values, MaroniteCare is committed to enhancing the well-being of all within our diverse community. Currently, we provide support services to youth between the ages of twelve and eighteen and their families through an individual, family and group counselling service funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.
MaroniteCare also provides free counselling and support to individuals, couples and families who are experiencing challenging family situations. Issues like relationship problems, grief and loss, mental health and behaviour problems are addressed in a confidential environment. Other services that we provide include pre-marriage classes, natural family planning, parenting courses, speech therapy and much more. MaroniteCare gathered and consolidated the multiple services that had been established in the past.
MaroniteCare is governed by the MaroniteCare Charter and Rules which conforms to the Code of Canons of the Eastern Catholic Churches and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission governance standards. The vision of His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay for MaroniteCare is to be the overarching organisation which will gather all the Maronite Church agencies under its umbrella. These agencies include, Maronite Youth Services, Maronite Family and Adult Counseling Services, Natural Family Planning Services, The Maronite Office of Family Life and Marriage, Maronite Catholic Society, White Stone, Our Lady Aged Care Centre, Maronites on Mission, tthe Australian Maronite Professionals Council and more.