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 Chief Executive 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 [email protected]