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.

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

Respite foster carers needed

Respite foster carers needed

Juggling work and home life can be tricky without the support of family and friends. When life gets busy for foster families, respite carers step in. ``In many ways, they are the backbone of the foster care system,’’ says Kirsty...

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Breaking the stigma of self-harm

Breaking the stigma of self-harm

IT’S the silent plea for help cried by young people through cuts and bruises every day. ``At least half of the men and women we see at Carlow Place self-harm in some form,’’ says Tracy Ingram, Manager of Centacare’s Outer...

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DV forum to explore risks to victims, caseworkers

DV forum to explore risks to victims, caseworkers

Domestic violence happens everywhere but the further a victim is from help, the more serious their plight. The impact of geographical isolation on women living in violent relationships will be explored at a public forum at Murray Bridge tomorrow. Desi...

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Reconnecting young people to education

Reconnecting young people to education

No shelter. No food. No stability at home. A mother who is in and out of rehab for drug use. A father who inflicts constant emotional abuse. A school that doesn’t understand why she self-harms and is not in class....

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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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