Kelly’s story: Uncertainty the hardest part of homelessness

KELLY says the “unknown” is the hardest part of homelessness. “I had never been in that situation before, so it’s pretty hard,” she explains. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelly and her then-partner had well-paid jobs and structured lives. Yet a series of setbacks saw them camping on the beach at Robe with their children … Continued

Homelessness fundraiser raises close to $130,000 in a day

OUTSTANDING SUCCESS: Pictured above are 2023 Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon coordinator Jason Wallace, Premier Peter Malinauskas and ac.care chief executive officer Shane Maddocks celebrate the success of the luncheon, which raised close to $130,000 to support vulnerable people.

Two weeks until major Limestone Coast charity luncheon

We have a fantastic afternoon planned with Premier Peter Malinauskas visiting as our guest speaker and capacity for 500 people to enjoy a long lunch while learning about ac.care

Premier Peter Malinauskas to address Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon

PREMIER of South Australia Peter Malinauskas will visit Mount Gambier next month as the guest speaker for the Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon.

Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon returns

ONE of the Limestone Coast’s biggest fundraising events is back to support the work of ac.care in supporting vulnerable people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Study shows vulnerable people priced out of housing

Vulnerable priced out of housing About ac.care's homelessness services Snapshot Methodology Findings in detail Policy Implications Vulnerable priced out of housingVulnerable priced out of housingA STUDY of properties available in southern country South Australia has found the private rental market is failing people on low incomes."Some people may have shelter or accommodation, but for many … Continued

April date set for Support Homeless People Luncheon

REOPENING of state borders has prompted scheduling of Friday 8 April for the Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon at the Barn Palais. The announcement follows several COVID-19 induced postponements of the sold-out event. Everything that makes the luncheon special will remain the same, including keynote speaker Melanie Cooper OAM, emcee Rupert McCall AM and … 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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