Centacare Catholic Family Services is taking all reasonable steps to safeguard and support staff, volunteers, and clients as the state’s COVID-19 cluster continues to grow.
In line with the snap seven-day statewide lockdown from 6pm this evening, the following practices have been put in place:
- All Centacare sites in metropolitan and regional South Australia will close today
- Wandana Community Centre at Gilles Plains has closed
- All group activities, mobile playgroups, and training are cancelled
- Where possible, service delivery will be provided over the phone in lieu of face-to-face support
- Residential sites remain open but with restrictions
Please note, specialist domestic violence and homelessness services remain open to support families experiencing and/or escaping violence and young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
It is possible that the nature of some Centacare service delivery may change in the short-term as we act in accordance with the most recent advice.
If restrictions are extended, well-developed service continuity plans will be enacted.
We are committed to providing clients with the highest possible level of support while operating within an environment that is safe for everyone.
Your patience, understanding and cooperation is much appreciated at this time.
For more information about our services, please phone 8215 6700.
Domestic and family violence services around South Australia remain open to support families experiencing and/or escaping violence.
If you are concerned for yourself, or a friend or family member in isolation, please remember that there are ways to remain supported and connected. If a person at risk feels supported and encouraged, they may feel stronger and more able to make decisions.
If you are experiencing violence, you can access support, including safety planning, over the phone.
24-hour crisis response is available via the Domestic Violence Crisis Line 1800 800 098 including pathways into safe accommodation, risk assessment, safety management, and access to the Personal Protection App.
24-hour counselling response is available for intimate partner violence and sexual violence via 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
If you are in immediate danger, please call SAPOL on 000.