Community Organisations

There are various community organisations providing a range of different services to people within the community who need assistance. We often deal with organisations such as these in the course of helping our clients.

Below is a list and brief description of some of these organisations which may be of some assistance to you:

Acute Crisis Intervention Service
Ph: 13 14 65
Emergency support for adults with mental health problems.

Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons
Ph: 8232 0048
Support for unemployed males aged over 25 years, services include:

  • Intensive rehabilitative activity programs
  • Housing and welfare support and assistance
  • Emergency assistance and soup kitchen
  • Assistance in care and housing for the aged

Alcoholics Anonymous
Ph: 8346 4004 or 8346 3225 (after hours)
http://www.aa.org.au
Support for people seeking help with alcohol problems, through group sessions and shared experiences.

Anglicare
Ph: 8305 9200
http://www.anglicare-sa.org.au

Social Welfare charity providing emergency services to the homeless and needy families

Aboriginal Prisoners and Offenders Support Service
Ph: 8223 3177
Support for indigenous prisoners and offenders and their families, and for indigenous youth in the following areas:

  • General information
  • Prison visits
  • Accommodation
  • Counselling
  • Peer support
  • Crime prevention programs
  • Recreation and cultural activities

Beyond Blue
Ph: 1300 22 4636
http://www.beyondblue.org.au
Support and information for people with depression or anxiety disorders.

Byron Place Community Centre
Ph: 8217 9600
Support and information for homeless or disadvantaged men and women over 21 years of age. Services include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Emergency clothing
  • Individual counselling and case plans
  • Housing referral and ongoing support
  • Financial counselling

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Ph: 8161 7198
http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/camhs
Promoting mental health in children and adolescents with many locations throughout South Australia, including metropolitan and country areas.

Centacare
Ph: 8210 8200
http://www.centacare.org.au
Community-based outreach program, addressing social, emotional and health issues. Services include:

  • Family outreach
  • Relationship courses
  • HIV services
  • Domestic violence services
  • Homelessness services
  • Disability services

Crisis Care
Ph: 13 16 11 (4pm-9am weekdays, 24 hours at the weekends)
Urgent crisis assistance over the telephone, including:

  • Child abuse or neglect
  • Children needing foster care
  • Domestic violence
  • Homelessness
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Personal trauma

Drug and Alcohol Service South Australia
Ph: 1300 13 1340
http://www.dassa.sa.gov.au
24 hour confidential counselling and information about drugs and alcohol and referrals to other services.

Families SA
Ph: 8226 7000
Governmental department for child welfare and protection. Offers assistance to parents and at risk children.

Housing SA
Ph: 131 299
Assistance in linking in with affordable housing options.

Hutt Street Centre
Ph: 8418 2500
http://www.huttstcentre.org
Offers assistance to homeless and vulnerable persons

Interwork
Ph: 1800 851 262
http://www.interwork.com.au/
Assists people with disabilities or disadvantages in accessing the open employment market

Karabran (near Monarto)
Ph: 08 8359 7060 (9am-3pm weekdays)

Assists people with drug dependency and rehabilitation

Kuitpo Rehabilitation Centre
Ph: (08) 8556 7320
Provides a live in program assisting with drug and alcohol rehabilitation

Kura Yerlo
Ph: (08) 8449 7367
http://kurayerloinc.org.au/
To provide services and facilities and be a gathering place for the Aboriginal Community.

Lifeline
Ph: 13 11 14
http://www.lifeline.org.au/
Provides a 24 hour phone counseling service dedicated to suicide prevention

Meals on Wheels
Ph: (08) 8271-8700
http://www.mealsonwheels.org.au/
Meals on Wheels provides balanced nutritious meals and personal friendly contact to the frail aged, disabled and housebound and carers, with the dedicated support of volunteers.

Migrant Solutions
Ph: (08) 8211 8597
http://www.migration-solutions.com.au/
Provides immigration advice and support to both businesses and individuals

Multicultural Youth of South Australia
Ph: (08) 8212 0085
http://www.mysa.com.au/
Multicultural Youth provides support, advice and information for young people with a multicultural background

Narcotics Anonymous
Ph: 1300 652 820
http://www.naoz.org.au/community/index.php
Provide meetings and support for people suffering from a drug addiction. The website features the time and location of meetings within your state

Nunkuwarrin Yunti
Ph: (08) 8223 5217
http://www.nunku.org.au/index.php
Provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people and project improved heath, life expectancy and lifestyle projects

OARS
Ph: 08 8218 0700
http://www.oars.org.au/
Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of South Australia is a crime prevention agency that offers assistance to offenders incuding:

  • Rehabilitation and support
  • Accommodation
  • Gambling Support
  • Support for parents and partners of offenders
  • Financial counseling
  • Drug intervention

Parks Community Centre
Ph: (08) 8243 5623.
http://www.portenf.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=155
A facility which provides a range of social, educational and recreational services for all ages

Port Youth Accommodation Program
(08) 8341 2099

A live in service that is staffed 24 hours a day by Youth Workers to assist in providing support and development of independent living skills.

SA Problem Gambling
Ph: 1800 060 757
http://www.problemgambling.sa.gov.au/aspx/home.aspx
Provides a 24 hour gambling helpline and support service

Salvation Army
Ph: (08) 8408 6900
http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/home
Provides assistance on a range of personal and practical issues.
Services include:

  • Community and Family Support
  • Counseling
  • Court and Prison Services
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Employment assistance
  • Homelessness assistance
  • Problem Gambling
  • Suicide Prevention

St Vincent de Paul
Ph: 1300 729 202 (9am to 1pm Mon – Fri) or (08) 8112 8700
http://www.vinnies.org.au/home-sa
Provides assistance in a range of forms including:

  • Conference work – home, hospital and prison visitation
  • Housing and Homeless Service
  • Budget Counseling
  • Youth Services

Service to Youth Council (SYC)
Ph: 08 8405 8540
http://new.syc.net.au/
Service to Youth Council provides support and assistance in helping young people achieve:

  • Accommodation
  • Education
  • Positive engagement with their community

Uniting Care Wesley
Ph: 1800 247 365
http://www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au/
Uniting Care Wesley aim to provide support and stability to all people via assisting with the following:

  • Legal Services
  • Drug services
  • Finding greater financial security
  • Homelessness
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Youth services

Vietnamese Community Centre
http://sa.vnca.org.au

Assists in providing support for a variety of personal and practical issues including:

  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Aged Care Services
  • Gambling Rehabilitation Services
  • Youth Services
  • Healthy Activities Programs

The Woolshed
Ph: 8536 6002 or 1300 13 1340
A residential therapeutic program aimed at addressing drug and alcohol problems.

Workskil
Ph: 1300 967 575
http://www.workskil.com.au/
Workskil provide assistance to people seeking employment.
Key areas include:

  • Job services Australia
  • Youth Connections
  • Nexus Recruitment Training

Youth Healthline
Ph: 1300 13 17 19 or 8303 1691
http://www.cyh.com/SubContent.aspx?p=187
Provides support and information for youths aged 12-17 on a variety of health matters including:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Sexual Health
  • Alcohol and Drugs