Our story

Each year, we support more than 30,000 people through community services in metropolitan and regional South Australia, operating within a strong ethical framework informed by the values and principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Support is provided regardless of race, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief or ethnic background.

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Children's Services

Our vision is to provide safe and nurturing homes for families, children and young people in community. We work with families to identify and harness strengths, address challenges and build confidence.

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Centacare NDIS Supports

We can support you to bring your NDIS plan to life. We offer a range of disability and psychosocial supports, and will work with you to map your NDIS journey and achieve your goals.

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Specialist Domestic Violence Services

We support women and children to reclaim and maintain their fundamental human right to safety. Centacare provides accommodation, outreach services, case management, counselling and other crisis support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to domestic and family violence.

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Health, Wellbeing and Education Services

Centacare provides a variety of services to help individuals and families who are seeking support with drug and alcohol use, mental health and illness, and to maintain connection to learning and employment.

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Reconciliation

Centacare values Aboriginal culture and its place at the heart of our past, present and future. We are committed to walking in partnership with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in the spirit of Reconciliation and mutual respect.

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Youth & Homelessness Services

We aim to empower young people with a sense of purpose, hope and fulfilment. Our accommodation and supports focus on youth homelessness, young families, at-risk mothers and children, mental health and HIV services.

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Relationship Support Services

We work in partnership with individuals, families and children to provide sustainable parenting and relationship support. From playgroups to specialist children’s counselling, family dispute resolution, chaplaincy support and pre-marriage education, services are tailored to your personal needs.

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

Trauma teddies bring comfort home

Trauma teddies bring comfort home

A bunch of cute trauma teddies, lovingly handcrafted by Red Cross volunteers, are bound for the South East to bring comfort and calm to children. Twenty teddies and 20 woollen squeeze balls will be shared among families with children who...

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OzHarvest helping to heal hunger pangs

OzHarvest helping to heal hunger pangs

What do you do with a carton of fresh asparagus? If you’re a young mum at Hannah Place, you get cracking in the kitchen and make it into nourishing toddler food. Using ingredients donated by food rescue organisation OzHarvest, new...

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Animals bring calm in wellbeing program

Animals bring calm in wellbeing program

Stewart the Angora rabbit twitches his nose on camera as baby goats Myer and Toby cheekily trot out of view. The adorable trio are among a cast of critters bringing joy to young adults with an intellectual disability, through a...

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VICARIOUS TRAUMA RESEARCH IN PRACTICE

VICARIOUS TRAUMA RESEARCH IN PRACTICE

With COVID-19 challenging how we work, Deputy Director Pauline Connelly recently spoke to Social Work Talk about vicarious trauma on the front lines of community services. Research commissioned by Centacare identifies key measures to help community service workers minimise the...

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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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