Our mission

At Centacare, we believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their circumstances and the challenges they face. Each year, we support more than 20,000 people through community services in metropolitan and regional South Australia. We are client focused and operate within a strong ethical framework informed by the values and principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

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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."

Paid domestic and family violence leave

Paid domestic and family violence leave

Four years ago, Centacare introduced 10 days paid domestic and family violence leave in the belief no one should have to choose between their job or their safety. From today, employees across Australia can access the same entitlement, as new laws come into effect to empower at-risk workers’ decision-making and help-seeking capabilities. The legislation aims…

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Emergency accommodation solution for families experiencing homelessness

Emergency accommodation solution for families experiencing homelessness

Eight self-contained units in Adelaide’s north will become temporary emergency accommodation for homeless families as part of a new initiative to help find pathways into permanent housing. Peppertree Place will provide an alternative for families who would otherwise be in hotel rooms, and is a partnership between the Adelaide North West Homelessness Alliance (ANWHA) and…

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Become a qualified Lived Experience (Peer) Worker

Become a qualified Lived Experience (Peer) Worker

Over the past two years, Centacare’s Registered Training Organisation, in partnership with Mental Health Coalition of South Australia’s Lived Experience Workforce Program (LEWP), has been delivering CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. With the continued support of Country SA Primary Health Network (CSAPHN), Centacare in collaboration with LEWP, is now delivering the qualification…

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New van gives disability clients greater independence

New van gives disability clients greater independence

Centacare Day Options participants are motoring into the new year in a fresh set of wheels, thanks to the generosity of Catholic Charities. A new van equipped with custom features was recently delivered to Kolbe Cottage at Plympton, funded by the Catholic Church’s charitable arm which has supported disability services over many years. The van…

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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
E enquiries@centacare.org.au

Opening Hours

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

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