Celebrating 80 years

Centacare has been supporting South Australians since 1942. As we mark our 80th year, we reflect on our purpose, achievements and what our support means to the more than 20,000 clients we meet annually. Archbishop Matthew Beovich founded the Catholic Family Welfare Bureau in 1942. Today, Centacare continues to fulfil its mission providing social and community services across the state.

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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."

Father’s legacy guides Ange as river rises

Father’s legacy guides Ange as river rises

There’s not much Ange Avery doesn’t know about the River Murray. A lifetime spent studying its ecosystems beside her late father Jim Watkins has prepared Ange well for what lies ahead, as the Riverland braces for inundation. Manager of Centacare’s Riverland Domestic Violence Service based at Berri, Ange has been sharing her knowledge with others…

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Amalie Mannik steps up for children

Amalie Mannik steps up for children

After five years driving the growth of Centacare’s highly regarded foster care program, Amalie Mannik has been appointed Executive Manager of Children’s Services. She will begin in the role immediately after acting in the position since May. Amalie joined Centacare Foster Care as Manager in 2018 when the program had just 12 placements and 14…

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Leanne Haddad appointed Director

Leanne Haddad appointed Director

Child protection and family support services specialist Leanne Haddad has been appointed Director of Centacare Catholic Family Services. Archbishop of Adelaide Patrick O’Regan today announced Leanne will commence in the new role on January 3, 2023. A mother-of-three, Leanne has for the last year been Deputy Director, providing leadership, corporate and service delivery support to…

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Power Up: Online to help students navigate digital life safely

Power Up: Online to help students navigate digital life safely

Centacare has partnered with Port Adelaide Football Club and CatholicCare NT to produce much-needed online safety packages for schools across South Australia and the Northern Territory. Funded by the Australian Government’s $9 million Online Safety Grants Program, `Power Up: Online’ will use sport as a hook to connect with secondary school students in metropolitan, regional…

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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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Meeting the Challenge

Centacare Catholic Family Services is a Catholic welfare organisation delivering a range of services across the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

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45 Wakefield Street Adelaide SA 5000
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E enquiries@centacare.org.au

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Wednesday – Thursday | 9am – 9pm
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