Foster carer community celebrated in festive season

CELEBRATING the meaningful impact and significant contribution of our foster carer network is important to our agency. We work with an amazing community of foster carers across the Limestone Coast, Riverland, Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula, who every day are making a difference in the lives of children and young people. One way we were … Continued

Can you lend a hand to help country people?

Do you want to help local people and give back to your community this year? Our community centres in Berri, Millicent and Mount Gambier are currently seeking volunteers to help deliver services and programs, support the agency’s day-to-day and share their skills and experience with others. Volunteering with ac.care can be fun and flexible, ranging … Continued

ac.care supports thousands of South Australians during difficult year

THE rising cost of living, lack of affordable housing and impacts of the River Murray floods led thousands of country South Australians to seek support from regional agency ac.care last financial year. Data collected during the 2022/23 financial year showed increased demand across many key ac.care services, including homelessness and emergency relief, financial counselling, as … Continued

Young leaders develop resource to connect children in care to culture

TWO proud Ngarrindjeri women have developed resource packages for Indigenous children living in care in the Riverland to create and grow connection to local First Nations culture.

Volunteers vital in work of ac.care

VOLUNTEERS are vital in delivering ac.care’s mission of ensuring all country people have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

Mount Gambier foster care manager swaps roles to help flood-affected residents

A MOUNT Gambier social worker witnessed first-hand the impacts of the River Murray flooding on Riverland communities after volunteering for three weeks to support affected residents. ac.care Limestone Coast foster care service manager Sherri Winter was a welcoming and compassionate presence for residents seeking support at the Riverland emergency relief centre in Berri. Ms Winter … Continued

Boandik mural celebrates culture and connection at Mount Gambier Family Relationship Centre

A BOLD Boandik artwork has been installed on ac.care's Mount Gambier Family Relationship Centre to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.The event on Tuesday, May 31, followed the launch of the country not-for-profit organisation's Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan in Berri on May 25, outlining three years of bold action to make a difference in the lives of … Continued

Long-serving staff members recognised

SEVENTY years of service has been dedicated to ac.care by six staff who marked 10 and 15 year milestones for long-term employment during the financial year. Millicent-based family support worker Cheryl Brennan and client support officer Jenny Morris were both recognised for a remarkable 15 years of service. Ms Brennan said she valued the positive … Continued

Staff unite to celebrate diversity

OUR 2020 ac.care and connect day brought staff from our diverse programs and sites together at three regional locations in the Riverland, Murray Bridge and Mount Gambier. The event began with a Welcome to Country by local elders and other representatives of the local Aboriginal community, an address by chief executive officer Shane Maddocks reflecting … Continued

Thank you to our dedicated volunteers

VOLUNTEERS are vital in delivering ac.care’s mission of ensuring all country people have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships. Formed in Mount Gambier 35 years ago, the “country specialist” agency combines the efforts of staff, community partnerships and dedicated volunteers to make a difference in people’s lives. “We are … 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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