Fringe performers thrill homeless centre visitors

TWO Mount Gambier Fringe Festival performers shared their talents at the city’s homelessness service when they entertained centre visitors and staff alike as part of the FringeOUT initiative. A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered at the centre on March 27 to enjoy a community barbecue before American-born BasketballMan showed off his slick spins, dribbles and … Continued

Get active and care for your community – ac.care launches appeal

COUNTRY South Australians have been urged to take on a personal active challenge and raise money for ac.care as the organisation faces unprecedented demand for homelessness and emergency relief services. “We are launching the acTIVE.care campaign to encourage anyone to help support vulnerable people by nominating a challenge and timeframe, then setting a target for … Continued

Homelessness agency calls on community to help support vulnerable people

Donate COUNTRY agency ac.care is calling for support from regional businesses and the community as it faces unprecedented demand on homelessness and emergency relief services."A shortage of affordable housing, the rising cost of living and now recent flooding in the Murraylands and Riverland has led to demand for ac.care's services outstripping our capacity to provide … Continued

Pine Tree Quilters create hand-made items to support ac.care

Story as published in The SE Voice A group of Limestone Coast quilters continue to use their skills to provide comfort to children being placed into care. Members of Mount Gambier’s Pine Tree Quilters recently donated 32 quilts to ac.care, taking their tally beyond 400 since the group project started a decade ago. The handmade … Continued

Community unites to farewell Minya Porlar Creche

THE joy and laughter of children at play provided a fitting backdrop to Minya Porlar Creche’s community farewell last month, with the Murray Bridge service ceasing operation in mid-December. Imperial Football Club hosted an afternoon of fun, games and even a petting zoo, as creche families and staff, both past and present, came together to … Continued

Thousands of country people supported during challenging year

THOUSANDS of South Australians were supported by regional agency ac.care last financial year as country people faced extra pressure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, rising cost of living and lack of affordable housing.Innovative approaches to supporting country South Australians, including the rising number of young people in state care, were recently highlighted at ac.care's … Continued

Business partnership provides safe home for Mount Gambier families

A MOUNT Gambier partnership has already provided emergency housing for four families as innovative solutions are implemented by ac.care to help people affected by the regional housing crisis.A three-bedroom house has been secured thanks to a $19,720 donation from the CMV Group Staff Foundation - which is supported by Barry Maney Group staff - with … Continued

Community garden to cultivate skills and connections

VISITORS to the Mount Gambier Community Centre will soon enjoy the fruits of their labour thanks to a new community garden at the Ferrers Street site. The project will transform the previously under-utilised outdoor space at the ac.care multi-service hub, where the Limestone Coast Homelessness Service is based, into a vibrant edible garden to grow … Continued

End of an era for Minya Porlar Creche

Minya Porlar Creche to closeMURRAY Bridge's Minya Porlar Creche will close at the end of the 2022 school year after operator ac.care made the "enormously challenging" decision to wind down the service.Chief executive officer Shane Maddocks said the not-for-profit organisation had sought to secure the long-term future of the creche for many years, but its … Continued

Exhibition empowers people who have experienced homelessness

Click here to view the exhibition"I FEEL better because I know it is not only me who has been through this and I'm proud of myself for coming this far."Those were the words of a young man aged in his 20s at Murray Bridge's National Homelessness Week event.He shared personal contributions to the Reflections on … Continued

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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