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.
This support includes outreach, training and early intervention services where there is a risk of drug use, suicide and self-harm.
Case management, advocacy, counselling, referral, peer support, and accredited alternative learning options for youth who are disengaged or at risk of leaving mainstream schooling, is also provided.
We are leading the way in the delivery of drug and alcohol services, including in-home and residential detoxification and sobering-up programs.
From rehabilitation and mentoring to independent living assistance, we are committed to delivering the highest quality support.
This extends to Aboriginal communities in metropolitan and regional South Australia where Centacare is actively working to build capacity, resilience and reduce the risk of suicide.
Working alongside an existing worker, we can provide a specialist brief intervention provided to clients who have complex co-occurring mental health and Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) issues. Primary consultations can also include attendance at case conferences and appropriate referrals to relevant agencies.
Sometimes it just helps to have a friendly face to talk to. Counselling with Centacare is just that – our qualified counselling team is both professional and caring. They listen and advise.
The Dad’s Business delivers a range of fathering activities in the Playford area in a no-pressure environment. Young Dads come together to discuss their expectations, hopes, anxieties and build their knowledge around birth and the early years with a skilled male worker.
Drug & Alcohol Service
Drug and Alcohol Services assists families to deal with addiction in a loved one’s life. The program provides outreach services to individuals and family members where there is a young person who is a substance user.
Education and Training Services
As well as providing coalface and emergency support for people in need, we also have a reputation for delivering high-quality education to support those working in the field.
Family Preservation and Reunification Service
Our Reunification Service helps families strengthen their relationships and improve the well being of children, young people and parents and to assist families to adjust to the changes required for the return of the child to the home.
headspace Woodville is a free service providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
Intensive Tenancy Support Services (ITSS)
The ITSS is based in Whyalla and can assist with tenants who are under threat of being evicted from their rental property due to excessive rubbish build up inside or outside of their property, clutter which interferes with living spaces and is a potential fire hazard or non-payment of rent.
Integrated Youth Substance Misuse Service (IYSMS)
Centacare’s IYSMS is funded by SA Health and we provide an integrated model of care for young people aged 12-24 years of age with substance misuse issues.
Kids in Focus
Kids in Focus works with families where there is substance misuse and, at the same time, enhancing the family’s parenting ability through intensive support and education.
Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service
The Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service (LCDVS) provides a range of services to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence, using a safety first approach. Services include assistance to keep women and children safe in their own homes, supported accommodation in a range of housing options, safety planning, referral, advocacy and individualised case management to support and enhance women’s choices.
National School Chaplaincy Program
The National School Chaplaincy Program aims to support schools in promoting the wellbeing of students by providing a service that contributes to the maintenance or establishment of Pastoral Care Worker services in schools.
Outer North Youth Services
Young people in Adelaide’s northern suburbs can take advantage of Outer North Youth Services Elizabeth.
Police Drug Diversion Initiative (PDDI)
The Police Drug Diversion Initiative (PDDI) diverts people detected by the police for simple possession drug offences to a health intervention instead of the justice system.
Riverland Domestic Violence Service
The Riverland Domestic Violence Service (RDVS) supports women and children in the Riverland who are experiencing domestic violence. The Service provides short-term accommodation, confidential and professional counselling, information and referrals for options in housing, medical, legal, income and advocacy.
School Assertive Outreach
The Schools Assertive Outreach Service is a free intervention service that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to keep connected with education. This is crucial to minimising the impact of homelessness both in the short and long term.
School Counselling Program
Our Children’s Counsellors work in partnership with Catholic Primary Schools to offer support and information to help students’ well-being. Working respectfully and collaboratively with students, parents/caregivers and teachers, they can assist with issues such as anxiety and depression, social skills, grief and loss, family breakdown issues, relationships, violence or abuse.
Whyalla Generic Homelessness Service (YOUTH FOCUS) Program
In Whyalla, Centacare provides transitional and crisis accommodation – as well as other related services – to individuals, couples and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Whyalla Regional Domestic Violence Service
The Whyalla Regional Domestic Violence Service provides supported transitional and crisis accommodation and support to assist clients experiencing domestic and family violence or Aboriginal family violence in Whyalla and surrounding areas.