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Accommodation

Care and living options for children and young people who are either at risk or under the Guardianship of the Minister or other authority.

Emergency Care

Sometimes in life, crisis occurs, but our emergency care service is there to help. Known as Short Term Care, this accommodation option is available 24/7 for children and young people between 0-18 years who have been assessed by the Department for Child Protection as being at risk and are placed under Guardianship orders.
 

We provide accommodation in a trauma-informed home environment, with one or more Support Workers present at all times. We understand that these children have experienced trauma and consequently need specific tailored care which our skilled staff can provide.

 

Referral to this service is completed by the Department for Child Protection.
 
For more information, please contact us on 8273 7100 or email stc-enquiries@baptistcaresa.org.au .

Long Term Care

A stable home environment is important for children and young people as they grow up. Unfortunately, this cannot always be provided in their own homes. We use a therapeutic framework to provide vulnerable and at risk children and youth who are required to live out of home with the support and stability they need.

 

Our Residential Care Service provides long term accommodation and support to young people aged 10-18 years who are under the Guardianship of the Minister or other order or authority and for whom kinship care or foster care are not currently an option. The aim of the service is to provide a safe and stable therapeutic environment to young people until they are able to transition back with family, into Foster Care or into Independent Living.

 

We have seven Residential Care Houses across Metropolitan Adelaide and in Mt Gambier – with four of these houses set-up to support young people with an intellectual disability.

 

Our Residential Houses are staffed 24/7 with either 3 or 4 young people residing in each home. The houses may provide support to sibling groups or a group of young people who have the same support needs.

 

Referral to the service is completed by the Department for Child Protection.

For more information, please contact us on 8273 7100 or email resicare-enquiries@baptistcaresa.org.au

Moving to Independent Living

Our Stabilisation, Assessment and Transition Service (also known as SATS) provides young people aged 15-18 years under the Guardianship of the Minister with medium to long-term transitional accommodation in our Residential Care Services or Supported Independent Living Service.

 

We aim to help young people develop their independent living skills in a stable and safe environment and prepare them for living in the wider community after they turn 18.

 

Located in Metropolitan Adelaide, we have a mixed gender residential property with 24/7 skilled staff who support young people to develop their independent living skills. We also provide outreach support to 4 supported Independent Living Units where young people are supported to live independently.  Residents also have access to Adventure Therapy, Art Therapy and mentoring and care plan reviews by Clinical Psychologists.

 

Referral to this service is completed by the Department for Child Protection.

 

For more information, please contact us on 8273 7100 or email sats-enquiries@baptistcaresa.org.au

Supported Independent Living

Moving into Independent Living can be a daunting prospect and that’s where our Supported Independent Living Service (also known as SILS) comes in. In this program, we work with young people aged between 16-18 years, who are under the Guardianship of the Minister or other order or authority who have demonstrated a desire to live independently.

 

We provide accommodation in Murray Bridge and Mt Gambier where young people can receive outreach support to develop their independent living skills. Together, we support young people to successfully set themselves up within the community and best prepare them to transition out of our service when they turn 18.

 

We can also provide outreach support to young people until they are 19 years of age if requested from the Department for Child Protection.

 

SILS in Mt Gambier also provides a stable and safe medium to long-term placement with 24/7 staff support to develop the skills young people need to successfully transition into our supported independent living accommodation.

 

Referral to this service is completed by the Department for Child Protection.

For more information, please contact us on 8273 7100 or email sils-enquiries@baptistcaresa.org.au

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