FOUR youths at risk of homelessness in the Murray Bridge area are now housed in modern apartments after local agencies and community partners worked together to make the Studio Purpose vision a reality. Habitat for Humanity led the construction phase of the innovative project and received broad community support to transform a vacant South Australian Housing Authority duplex into four units, thanks to contributions from the trades sector, construction businesses and volunteers. Community contributions allowed the development to be completed under-budget and ahead of schedule, with the complete apartments handed over in August 2021 for ac.care to welcome the first tenants as part of an innovative housing and support initiative.

DONATE: Anyone can make a tax-deductible donation online to help ac.care support Studio Purpose tenants HERE.

ONGOING SUPPORT: Call the ac.care Murraylands Centre on 8531 4900 to discuss any proposed ongoing support for the youth homelessness service.

Project Partners
Habitat for Humanity Australia, Habitat for Humanity South Australia, Anglicare SA, Rural City of Murray Bridge, headspace Murray Bridge, SA Housing Authority

 

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT: Murray Bridge volunteer Steve Brown, Habitat for Humanity’s Andrew Hurst and ac.care Murraylands Homelessness Service manager Thanuja Hiripitiyage welcome progress on the Studio Purpose development in Murray Bridge, which will provide four apartments for youths at risk of homelessness in the region.

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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