ac.care - Riverland

ac.care - Riverland

Organisation Address
5 Kealley St Berri, SA 5343
Organisation Phone
08 8582 2344
Organisation Fax
08 8582 2355
Organisation Email
PO Box 1345 Berri, SA 5343
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Eligibility:
Referral required from Families SA for alternative care
Access:
Wheelchair access
Branch address:
  • Waikerie - 1 Crush St Waikerie 5330
  • Tel. 8541 2081
  • Postal: PO Box 1038, Waikerie 5330

Outreach and accommodation services are provided at Waikerie. Services are also provided in Mount Gambier and Murraylands

Information
Services
  • Accommodation - emergency accommodation for families and individuals - for up to 3 months; supported accommodation and independent living skills training for young people aged 15-20
  • Aboriginal Youth Development Program - supports children and young people aged 12-25 who are disadvantaged by their family circumstances
  • Alternative care - for children and young people 0-18 years (emergency, short and long term); recruitment, assessment and training of foster families; placement of children with appropriate families
  • Centrelink agency
  • Community development - including youth Peer Education Program, Healthy Pregnancies Project, breakfast program at local schools
  • Emergency relief - food (by appointment)
  • Family Relationship Program - supporting family well-being through positive relationships
  • Family reunification - intensive intervention to return children to their families
  • Family support services - in-home assistance with child and home management
  • Flying Start - early intervention program to provide support, information and education for rural families
  • Riverland Homemaker Program - to improve the health and well being of Aboriginal people, families and children
  • Low Income Support Program - counselling, budgeting, financial advice for people facing financial hardship
  • No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) - assists eligible people to purchase essential goods, furniture, medical equipment, whitegoods
  • Supported accommodation for young Aboriginal people - Opening Doors
  • Supported Tenancies Program - for Housing SA tenants who are at risk of eviction
Last updated: 12/08/2016
Information provided by: Connecting Up (Berri Barmera)

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