COUNTRY agency ac.care will host a Limestone Coast Showcase on May 16 to highlight the social issues affecting the region, what services are available and how the community can support people in need.

Key staff working in family services, emergency relief and homelessness support, foster care and community partnerships will give insight into the current situation within the Limestone Coast and how ac.care is working to achieve positive outcomes.

Held at Mount Gambier City Hall from 5.30pm, the two-hour presentation will also include guest speaker Glyn Scott, a domestic violence survivor who now uses her experience to support other victims.

ac.care chief executive officer Shane Maddocks said the free, public event would provide insight into the issues affecting country South Australians and help educate residents on what support services are available in their area.

“ac.care is focused on early intervention and prevention services to support our mission for all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships,” Mr Maddocks said.

“We hope that by showcasing our agency’s Limestone Coast services, we can help educate our community, learn from members of the public and build on new and existing relationships we have in the region to increase our impact and break cycles of disadvantage.”

WALKING TOGETHER: ac.care marketing and communications manager Jason Wallace, Family Services project manager Kaitlin Creek and Limestone Coast foster care service manager Sherri Winter encourage residents to attend the Limestone Coast ac.care Showcase event on May 16.

Mr Maddocks encouraged civic leaders, professionals and interested community members to attend the showcase and meet with staff of the organisation, which formed in 1986 due to a lack of teenage foster care services in Mount Gambier.

“ac.care is currently embarking on engaging our communities around a long-term vision and strategy focused on providing earlier support together to break cycles of disadvantage for vulnerable people,” Mr Maddocks said.

“Public forums such as this are a great place to learn more from our communities about the issues residents face and how we can all play a part in empowering and supporting country people.

“We know ac.care can’t make this change alone and that is why we invite all members of the public to attend this showcase event so they can learn from us and we can listen to them.”

Tickets for the ac.care Limestone Coast Showcase are available here.

Attendees are warned the presentation will feature strong themes, including family and sexual violence.

The event qualifies as a Continual Professional Development activity.

Email care@accare.org.au, call 1300 ACCARE (1300 222 273) or visit accare.org.au if you would like to learn more about the organisation.

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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