Help when it’s needed most

Worth celebrating: From left client Daniel Dennis with Sister Annette Schneider and chief executive Mercy Services Tony Bidstrup. Picture: Simone De Peak.

Worth celebrating: From left client Daniel Dennis with Sister Annette Schneider and chief executive Mercy Services Tony Bidstrup. Picture: Simone De Peak.

SINCE their arrival in the Hunter 40 years ago the Sisters of Mercy have come a long way from operating an orphanage in West Maitland. The organisation now offers services for community aged care, residential aged care, disability services, community transport, alcohol and drug services and helping vulnerable families.

The hard work of Mercy Services was recognised at a 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday.

Chairwoman Mary Grace said the Sisters of Mercy showed great foresight when they established services in 1976. 

“Mercy Services has a proud reputation with community aged car services but we also provides assistance in areas like Alcohol and other Drugs rehabilitation. At any one time we will be working with more than 50 families in our community.”

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