Housing crisis looms in wake of pandemic

By Shane Maddocks COVID-19 and its impact on the housing market has left South Australia on the precipice of an unprecedented homelessness challenge. ac.care proudly works with regional South Australian communities to ensure all country people have safe homes and enough money to live on, providing opportunities to overcome adversity and build a secure future. … Continued

JobSeeker increase not enough to lift people out of poverty

THE Federal Government’s commitment to a $25 per week long-term rise to the JobSeeker rate is not enough, according to ac.care chief executive officer Shane Maddocks. He said the $50 per fortnight increase, equating to $3.57 per day, when the $150 coronavirus supplement expires at the end of March, would lock job seekers back into … Continued

Housing crisis looms in wake of pandemic

COVID-19 and its impact on the housing market has left regional South Australia on the precipice of an unprecedented homelessness challenge, according to regional agency ac.care. Staff at the agency’s Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Riverland homelessness services have reported a dramatic increase in people in need of support as increased government payments are wound back … Continued

New Mount Gambier chairman leads ac.care’s growing support for country people

LEAD ROLE: Mount Gambier’s Rick Fisher was appointed as ac.care’s new board convenor at the agency’s annual general meeting this month.THOUSANDS of people across regional South Australia were supported by regional agency ac.care last financial year.A challenging year supporting people affected by COVID-19, meeting the growing needs of young people in state care and expanding … Continued

2020 Support Homelessness People Luncheon postponed until 2021

THE sold-out 2020 Support Homeless People Luncheon has been postponed until 2021 due to ongoing concerns about the impact of COVID-19 in South Australia and interstate.Held every two years as one of the Limestone Coast’s largest regular charity events, the luncheon at the Barn Palais was previously postponed from April 3 until October 9.However, the … Continued

Country agency calls for increased social housing to address homelessness

COUNTRY agency ac.care is calling on governments to invest more in social housing and mental health services as it continues to support hundreds of people without a home or on the brink of homelessness in regional South Australia.Over the past financial year, ac.care’s homelessness service worked with 1304 clients, housing 95pc of people who approached … Continued

ac.care services continue amid COVID-19 restrictions

Access our online service guide via the following link: ac.care services COVID-19 update 03042020 April 3, 2020 We want all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships. Our commitment to country people has not changed, however some of our service delivery currently looks a little different … Continued

ac.care welcomes $1.1b Commonwealth COVID-19 package to support vulnerable Australians

ac.care has welcomed a national moratorium on evictions as an important measure to help regional South Australians avoid the risk of becoming homeless amid economic uncertainty resulting from COVID-19. Meanwhile, the organisation is assessing the Federal Government’s $1.1b package, which was announced on Sunday, to support vulnerable people nationally to ensure the benefits reach regional … Continued

ac.care maintains services to assist vulnerable people while making changes to reduce COVID-19 risk

CONTINUING SUPPORT: ac.care chief executive officer Shane Maddocks says the organisation has modified its operations in line with advice from officials to reduce risks around the spread of COVID-19, while maintaining delivery of services to the community.SERVICES to support vulnerable people are increasingly important as uncertainty grows over the impact of COVID-19 in regional South … Continued

Appeal launched for housing project to provide accommodation and support for young people at risk of homelessness in Murray Bridge

DONATE NOW REGIONAL agency ac.care is leading a bold cross-agency project to deliver accommodation and support for young people at risk of homelessness in Murray Bridge.A fundraising target of $100,000 has been set to make the vision a reality with a vacant property now secured, partnerships formalised and a broad program designed to address the … Continued

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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