THE ac.care board was privileged to hear direct from Aboriginal people about their experiences, cultures and views about service delivery during the organisation’s board development cultural event in April.

The event began with a question and answer panel session featuring inspiring Aboriginal people, including Traditional Yankunytatjara Elder Jack Crombie OAM, his wife Gwen Crombie OAM, foster carer Ray Love, young woman Shakirra and youth worker Teena Franey.

This was followed by an opportunity to connect on country along the Coorong, hosted by senior Aboriginal advisor Kathy Rigney and her extended family, with participants spending the evening with Ngarrindjeri people and sharing in culture, food, dance, song and stories around a campfire.

Cultural sharing around the campfire was led by Rita Lindsay Junior and Michael Lindsay.

Participants in the cultural experience also toured Camp Coorong to continue to learn about Ngarrindjeri people and their connection to The Coorong and surrounding lands.

SHARING CULTURE: Ngarrindjeri people, including ac.care senior Aboriginal advisor Kathy Rigney’s extended family, spent time around the campfire with ac.care board members and support staff, sharing culture and life experiences.
EXPLORING THE COORONG: ac.care board members visited Camp Coorong, meeting with elders and Ngarrindjeri community members as part of their cultural development program.

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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