About

ac.care is a non-government organisation (NGO) with charitable status, created by country people for country people. The organisation started in 1986 because there was no teenage foster care service in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

We have a focus on early intervention and prevention services and our mission is for all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.  Our core activities include the recruitment and support of foster carers, supports for people experiencing homelessness, Aboriginal services, family relationships, counselling, financial inclusion and community adult education.

Today we provide community services to the South Australian country communities of the Limestone Coast, Riverland, Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

We work in our communities and with each other to these values

Compassion
Adaptability
Relationships
Excellence

our impact 2022 - 2023

335

Children found homes with local foster carers

147

families opened their homes and heart as foster carers with ac.care

51

Children and young people were cared for in our residential care homes

180

people were able to get over a crisis with access to emergency or short term accommodation

510

People avoided homelessness with early intervention support

51

Families were supported to have safe contact with their children through the children's contact service

127

People improved their family relationships through counselling and group programs

368

People managed a difficulty financial situation by seeking financial counselling

1263

Parents and children were supported by communities for children murraylands programs and activities

2108

People were supported in a crisis with financial help and food assistance through emergency relief services

698

People moved from homelessness to stable accommodation

239

People were employed by ac.care

Constitution

Anglican Community Care Incorporated – ac.care [an incorporated body under the Associations Incorporation Act (1985)] was established to carry out initiatives and provide support services to enable people to function autonomously within the wider community. Its stated purpose is to work with country people to reduce homelessness, poverty, and isolation, and to support families and children to be safe and strong. It will achieve this by providing a wide range of community based services in Regional settings.

Please download our Constitution for further information.

ac.care was established to carry out initiatives and provide support services to enable people to function autonomously within the wider community.
ac.care was created in Mount Gambier, South Australia in 1986 when a small group of local people identified a gap in care for teenagers unable to live at home. Local people initially fundraised to provide this service and eventually the State Government provided funding to recruit and support foster carers for local teenagers.

The first service was the recruitment and support of foster carers for local teenagers 12 to 18 years of age. The Anglican Parish Council of Christ Church Mount Gambier came forward and accepted the responsibility for auspicing the service.

 

History

The organisation grew with the merger of small local groups: South East Regional Accommodation Forum, South East Anglican Support Services, South Easterners Against Child Sexual Abuse, Millicent Community Access Centre and Mount Gambier Community House.

Since commencement, ac.care has developed in response to the needs of the local rural communities, now employing 260 staff and delivering over 70 different programs, including homelessness, youth and family services and Aboriginal services.

ac.care is a ·provider of community services to people in country South Australia. We look forward to continuing our challenging journey and are committed to supporting people to build happy, healthy communities.

 

 

In the news, ac.care celebrating 30 years of opportunities.

Legal Name: Anglican Community Care Inc (incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (1985))

Marketing Name: ac.care

ABN: 53 440 436 445

DGR (Deductible Gift Register number) 900 153 951

ACNC Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission registered charity

South Australian Charity Licence: CCP2565

ac.care Locations

ac.care is a dynamic organisation servicing the South Australian communities the Limestone Coast, Murraylands, Riverland, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Our mission is for all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

Please find our service locations here or use our contact form to request a service.

Mount Gambier
Head office and Foster Care

70-72 White Avenue Mount Gambier, SA 5290
PO Box 1842 Mount Gambier SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Community Centre

22-24 Ferrers Street Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Family Relationship Centre

1 Helen Street (cnr Bay Road) Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday
9am to 5pm
Tuesday
10:30am to 5pm
Wednesday
9am to 5pm
Thursday
9am to 5pm
Later by appt
Friday
9am to 5pm

Berri Community Centre
Servicing the Riverland

5 Kealley Street Street Berri, SA 5343
PO Box 1345 Berri, SA 5343
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Murraylands Centre
Servicing the Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula

29 Bridge Street Murray Bridge, SA 5253
PO Box 2090 Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Millicent
Community Centre

57-59 George Street Millicent, SA 5280
PO Box 378 Millicent, SA 5280
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
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