Hannah Place provides support and accommodation to young women who are pregnant or parenting and require help to maintain the bond between mother and baby.

Based at Pooraka, Hannah Place houses young women aged up to 18 years in their own self-contained unit with on-site support, case management, information, referral and advocacy provided.

Supports are delivered in partnership with visiting specialist services and include cooking lessons, craft, parenting and pregnancy education, and assistance with daily living skills. The focus is on building the young person’s independence and capacity to parent.

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Program details

Who: Young women aged 14-18 years are eligible if they fall are:

  • Under Guardianship of the Minister
  • Working towards reunification with their child
  • At imminent risk of having a child removed from their care
  • Their unborn child is identified to be high risk
  • At imminent risk of homelessness
  • In inappropriate living arrangements
  • In need of parenting support and stability

Young women referred to Hannah Place must demonstrate a willingness to participate in the service, have an understanding of the service’s purpose and requirements, and demonstrate a commitment to work towards living independently with their child.

Department for Child Protection staff, please contact Matching and Allocation with a detailed support plan.

Community Service agencies, please contact Hannah Place with a detailed support plan.

Referring agencies will continue to support the young women they refer as long as accommodated with Hannah Place.

Referrals can be accepted state-wide.

Where: Hannah Place is located at Pooraka in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.

Contact: The team (08) 8162 9177 or by email hannahplace@centacare.org.au.

 

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