CONNECTING COMMUNITY: ac.care homelessness and community services manager Trish Spark was a fairy for the day, serving visitors at the garden party.

SOME magic was added to the Mount Gambier Community Centre when it was “Fringed Up” in March as a contribution to the city’s Fringe festivities.

Clients, staff and volunteers adopted the Fringe Mount Gambier blue theme, creating an enchanted wonderland for the community to enjoy, with a welcome splash of colour and creativity during the challenges of COVID-19.

A Fringe garden party brought people together to connect at the centre and enjoy a free community lunch thanks to donations from local businesses that continue to support our vital services.

Anyone was welcome to participate, meet our team and learn more about our services to help people avoid or overcome homelessness and build a more sustainable future

Visitors were greeted by costumed staff and we were impressed when one of our lunchtime visitors, Damien, a friend of the centre who has been assisted into housing by ac.care, showcased his circus skills.

“It was a great opportunity to showcase that we are proudly part of the Limestone Coast community, founded in Mount Gambier and dedicated to country people,” ac.care homelessness and community services manager Trish Spark said.

“We loved getting involved in Fringe and sharing the festivities with clients and our community.”

The Fringe Up judges selected our decorated Mount Gambier Community Centre as the winner in the business category for the initiative to paint the city blue, resulting in an advertising package prize with The SE Voice newspaper.

SKILL SHOWCASE: A friend of the Mount Gambier Community Centre, Damien showcases his circus skills at our Fringe garden party.
SERVICE WITH A SMILE: Kelly and Becc welcome the community to the Fringe garden party at the Mount Gambier Community Centre.

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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