Cafs Annual Report 2021/22


The 2021/22 Cafs Annual Report cover artwork is by Ballarat artist Travis Price. Travis has used bright, contemporary colours to represent and celebrate the diversity of Cafs people across the Central Highlands and the communities they support.




Cafs Annual Report 2020/21

The artwork on the front page of the Annual Report 2020-2021 is by Ballarat artist Travis Price. Travis uses bright colours to symbolise the Cafs offices across the region and our organisation’s relationships with local families, people, and our community. Explore a little deeper, and within the artwork, you will discover Cafs’ diversity and inclusion values – people of all abilities, religious preference and ethnicity.






Cafs Annual Report 2019/20

The 2019/20 Annual Report front cover features an original artwork created by local artist Steph Cartledge. Steph explains her piece: “The hand is as much a symbol of strength and protection as it is of generosity and stability” – the perfect symbol to embody Cafs’ values.



CAFS stories

Cafs Thread Together is leading the change in the local community

The new Cafs Thread Together clothing hub in Ballarat is a life changing moment for those who walk through its doors. However, it isn’t just the “shoppers” who are discovering its power but also the volunteers.

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How Step Up helped a young boy overcome violent behaviour toward his mum

Dylan was the last child anyone expected to be violent or aggressive. He’s the quiet one in the family. When Dylan was nine, he started lashing out at home.

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How June and Robert found the right time to become Cafs foster carers

Becoming foster carers can be a life affirming experience. June and Robert always knew that fostering would be in their future; it was just a question of timing. 

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How Cafs financial counselling helped
a dad battling with cancer

When you’re a self-employed dad, being sick comes with more concerns than your own health. With no money coming in, Tony was stressed about his family. 

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Housing Support: How Cafs ATAR team helped a father avoid eviction

Bruce was admitted to hospital for three months, and while he was in there, he asked his adult sons to take care of the home he'd been renting for the past eleven years.

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How Cafs helped Chloe and her family find hope

Chloe was 16, and her young life was falling apart. She’d dropped out of school and had started drinking and taking drugs. She also started stealing and self-harming.

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How Cafs day stay helped one young family establish a healthy bedtime routine

For Bianca and Josh, the excitement of becoming new parents was giving way to exhaustion. They were desperate for more sleep.

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Cafs acknowledges our past. In the spirit of reconciliation, we give deepest respect to Australia's First Nations Peoples. Their histories, their stories, their resilience. Their connection to culture and land. The wisdom of their Elders past, present and emerging.

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