FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP: ac.care chairman Rick Fisher serves pizza to carer families thanks to a generous donation from Domino’s.

FOSTERING relationship building and supportive connections among our foster carer network is a vital part of our work.

Keeping foster carers connected with one another allows the support they receive to extend beyond ac.care staff and the broader care team to also include fellow carers.

This is facilitated and encouraged through events throughout the year, including regular coffee mornings and other gatherings.

We were thrilled to bring together foster carers and their families, including young people in care, at our 2020 Limestone Coast foster care Christmas party, which was one of the highlights of the annual calendar after some other events across the regions had to be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Christmas party was a valuable opportunity to celebrate and thank our carers, who enjoyed the opportunity to mix with fellow foster carers and unwind after the unique challenges of 2020.

Wonderful entertainment was provided by inspiring volunteer musicians Shylie and Laura of Strings Attached, who welcomed a young person in care to join them for some special songs.

It was an honour for staff to serve lunch to foster families, who make a remarkable contribution to supporting vulnerable young people.

“We cannot thank our diverse foster carers enough for the contribution they make, providing safe homes and positive relationships to children and young people,” ac.care foster care manager Dani Atkinson said.

The day concluded with a visit from Santa, who arrived to hand out presents to children and young people in care, along with the children of carers, who welcome foster siblings into their homes.

We are grateful for the support of Limestone Coast businesses that donated food for the day so we could treat all our special guests, including She’s Apples, Domino’s, Metro, OK Pie Shop, Woolworths and Foodland.

SHARING SONGS: Volunteer musicians Shylie and Laura of Strings Attached provide entertainment at the Limestone Coast Christmas gathering.

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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