Cops for Kids have donated $20,000 to ac.care for their Youth Resilience Scholarship fund. This donation supports primary and secondary school children living in the Limestone Coast, Murray Mallee and Riverland regions of South Australia who use ac.care’s services.
The aim of this scholarship is to provide encouragement, financial assistance and support to the most disadvantaged primary and secondary students so they have the best chance of succeeding in their education. Children who use ac.care’s services, either individually or through their families/guardian, can be nominated for the scholarship.
Cops for Kids sources donations from current and retired South Australian Police officers and administrative staff via payroll deductions. There are currently over 1,750 members statewide and the charity has raised and donated $950,000 to over 70 South Australian charities since 2007.
Cops for Kids Committee member and Millicent Police Officer, Senior Constable Nick PATTERSON said, “Whilst we support many charities across the State, we are particularly pleased to help charities who provide specialised support services to country regions who generally do not have these essential services available. We live and work in these areas and want to help the local communities where we can”.
“This is an outstanding donation for which we are sincerely thankful. Our successful partnership with Cops with Kids in establishing the foster carer resource library in Berri, Mount Gambier and Murray Bridge was pivotal in being able to continue to fund this scholarship. We are so pleased we are able to provide extra supports to the most disadvantaged in our community” said Anne Hinkly-Tyler ac.care spokesperson.

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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