Our Work

We strive to support people in the community who have been marginalised and who are experiencing hardships and challenges in their lives.

For the past 74 years, Centacare has worked to help people reach their full potential so they can participate in the community, regardless of their circumstances.

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Family outreach and relationship services

One in five Centacare clients is a child. Their safety is paramount and is at the core of our family support services.

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Disability services and the NDIS

We are passionate about giving children and adults living with a disability the opportunity to reach their full potential.

It is upon this person-centred approach that Centacare has built a reputation for providing flexible, quality care and support.

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Supporting at-risk youth, women and children

Despite a national focus on domestic violence and its ugly aftermath, community norms still place the onus for solving the issue on the woman.

Centacare is working creatively on the frontline to keep young people, families and women and children safe.

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Support training and intervention services

With a focus on children and youth, we offer a variety of health services to support individuals – and their families – who are living with drug and alcohol addiction, depression, mental illness and HIV/AIDS.

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Reconciliation

Centacare is committed to a reconciled Australia.

Guided by our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Aboriginal Leadership Committee, we are working hard to create a future founded on diversity and mutual respect.

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"At Centacare, we believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity."

Centacare on path to continuous improvement

Centacare on path to continuous improvement

Last week we hosted AGPAL Group CEO Dr Stephen Clark at our monthly Executive Managers Meeting. Dr Clark was in Adelaide to personally commend Centacare on being awarded Quality Improvement Performance (QIP) Accreditation for the fifth time. Recently our organisation was...

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Valeria Cavallo: Migration is confronting and humbling

Valeria Cavallo: Migration is confronting and humbling

Valeria Cavallo sought emotional comfort in the pages of psychiatric and psychology journals after settling in South Australia from Argentina. In the first year, while improving her English, Valeria started to recover her independence and professional identity after leaving Buenos...

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Helene Nielsen: My people brought me back to Adelaide

Helene Nielsen: My people brought me back to Adelaide

The childhood ritual of handing out birthday party invitations still resonates strongly today for Norwegian-born Helen Nielsen. ``We were taught very young that you invite every girl in your class to your party or you don’t have one,’’ Centacare’s newly-appointed...

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Clement Kuek: You have to be proud of who you are

Clement Kuek: You have to be proud of who you are

Informed by his own courageous journey to freedom from South Sudan, Clement Kuek provides crisis support to Adelaide's African community. Clement Kuek was eight years old when he lost his way in the dark fleeing Arab militia in South Sudan....

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Shared Services

Ways To Give

Centacare stands with those in our community who experience poverty, unemployment, discrimination, racism and other forms of exclusion. Your donations help ensure the continuing provision of quality services.

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Centacare

Meeting the Challenge

Centacare Catholic Family Services is a Catholic welfare organisation delivering a range of services across the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

Client Services

45 Wakefield Street Adelaide SA 5000
T 08 8215 6700 | F 08 8232 8920
E enquiries@centacare.org.au

Opening Hours

Monday – Tuesday | 9am – 5pm
Wednesday – Thursday | 9am – 9pm
Friday | 9am – 5pm

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