SHARE YOUR HOME WITH A CHILD: ac.care’s Deb Salt and Lisa Fry will be encouraging visitors to The South East Field Days to consider opening their hearts to country children in need of safe homes, positive relationships and opportunities to learn and grow.
SHARE YOUR HOME WITH A CHILD: ac.care’s Deb Salt and Lisa Fry will be encouraging visitors to The South East Field Days to consider opening their hearts to country children in need of safe homes, positive relationships and opportunities to learn and grow.

THE need for more caring adults to open their homes to babies and children as foster carers will be highlighted at The South East Field Days.

“Sadly the number of foster carers supported through our network across country South Australia to care for local children unable to live with their birth families is not enough to meet the demand for diverse young people in need of safe homes and positive relationships,” ac.care placement support worker Deb Salt said.

“We will be at the field days highlighting the need for more carers and opportunities for caring adults concerned about the welfare of children to bring new meaning into their lives by sharing country life with young people in need of support.”

ac.care formed in Mount Gambier in 1986 and has grown to provide services across the Limestone Coast, Riverland, Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula as the region’s local foster care agency.

“We have staff based locally across the regions to support people with training to become foster carers and are available to provide 24/7 support as part of a care team for young people,” ac.care foster care recruitment, assessment and training work Lisa Fry said.

“Our staff support carers across the regions, ensuring they are supported and have opportunities to learn, meet and connect with other carers as part of a shared focus on providing positive outcomes and opportunities for vulnerable young people to grow and develop safely.”

The agency is seeking carers to join the network to provide short-term, emergency or long-term care or occasional respite care, such as at weekends, for other foster carers.

“Country people count on one another to support others in their local community and we hope when people explore all there is at The South East Field Days they also give some consideration to whether the time is right to share rural life with a local young person and approach us for a chat to find out more about foster care,” Ms Salt said.

ac.care will host an information stand at The South East Field Days at Yakka Park in Lucindale on March 18 and 19.

Visit the foster care section of our website for more information or call 1300 ACCARE (1300 222 273) to be connected to your local office.

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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