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Access to our Chaplaincy service along with mental health, disability and homelessness support.

Disability and NDIS

It’s your life. Let’s make it better together.

 

We all have hopes and dreams, but sometimes they can be hard to reach on our own. Let’s achieve yours, together. 

 

When you select Baptist Care SA as your registered NDIS Provider, we work with you to get the best out of your plan.

We listen to you to gain an understanding of your needs, then help you to find ways to work towards meeting those needs, whether it’s
• support in your daily life
• assistance to join in with your community
• help in building positive relationships
• or ways to improve your health and wellbeing.

 

Our friendly, highly skilled staff look forward to getting to know you. We are committed to providing quality support and assistance with independent living.

 

With Baptist Care SA on your team, you’ll continue to feel valued, while growing in confidence and independence.

 

Just give us a call on 8273 7190 or fill out our online Disability General Enquiry Form

 

Disability and NDIS Services

Homelessness

A warm welcome and a safe place.

Young South Australians struggling with life have been coming to us for help for more than 20 years.  Many are working through complex issues of family breakdowns, domestic violence, homelessness, drug addiction and more.

 

Despite these obstacles, we can see the potential in every young person and our Inner Southern Youth Homelessness Service provides support to those aged 15 – 25 who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.

 

If this is you, our aim is not just to meet your immediate residential needs but to help you overcome the issues that caused your homelessness. If you have recently become homeless, facilitating family communication or reconnecting you back to other close family members is often an effective solution.

 

Whichever way it works best, our primary focus is for you to find and maintain long term stable housing. You may be able to access interim accommodation for up to 18 months, while our caring and professional staff support you to make positive choices and help you prepare for transition to permanent housing.

 
Youth Support Services

Mental Health

Healthy Minds for Children, Young People & their Families.

Healthy minds and healthy families are so important for young people. Experience and research has told us that getting in early can make a significant difference that’s why our Family Mental Health Support Services are focused on early intervention and prevention of mental illness in children and young people from 0-18 years old.

 

In an ideal world, kids would be running around playing with friends, without a worry in the world. But life has its struggles and things can get tough for families, especially during periods of transition such as the birth of a new baby, breakdown of relationships, or death of a family member.

 

As a family, you might need support to help your children manage issues such as bullying, eating or sleeping problems, school transitions and teenager or adolescent related issues.

 
Mental Health Services

Refugees

Let’s find a way to make everyone feel welcome.

 

Support for minors
A child is a child; needing their parents; longing to feel safe. Sadly, this is not always possible. A number of children arrive in Australia alone after they have been separated from their parents in their home countries or at refugee camps.

 

This heartbreaking situation warrants a caring solution and our Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors (UHM) Program is the way we do this. As the sole provider of this service in South Australia, we organise residential care and support services to minors on certain visas in Australia who are under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive for Immigration and Border Protection.

 

We support these children until they are 18 and ready to move out into the world with new skills and independence.

 

For more information, please contact us on (08) 8273 7100.

 
Refugee Services

Youth Mentoring

Having a mentor in life is something we can all benefit from and it’s no different for children and young people. Our Youth Mentoring program aims to enrich the lives of young people by helping them develop positive relationships and connections in their community. It helps with their social life, their emotional wellbeing and their cultural identity. Call (08) 8273 7100.

 

The young people in our Youth Mentoring Program are aged between 10-17 years and are under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive. However, it is not solely for those using Baptist Care SA services. It is available state-wide to young people from a variety of services and accommodation types including: out of home care, kinship placements, therapeutic foster care placements and other emergency care services.

 

It works like this: as a young person, you get a personal mentor.  Together, you determine your needs, goals and desired outcomes. You are involved from the referral stage all the way to the planning of the mentoring service to ensure your views, skills and interests are considered.

 

Referrals for our Youth Mentoring program can be made by your social worker to the mentoring team.

 

Our Youth Mentoring brochure provides more information, or you can contact us on 8273 7100 or email careservices-mentoring@baptistcaresa.org.au

Chaplaincy

Enriching the wellbeing of our clients and staff is a responsibility we take very seriously.  Our Chaplains empower people to talk through the big questions of purpose, meaning, hope and faith, which often arise as a result of difficult times.

 

Baptist Care SA provides a Chaplaincy service in prisons, public hospitals, community health centres and to Baptist Care SA staff and volunteers.

 

Our chaplains are present at the following locations:

  • Adelaide Remand Centre 
  • Baptist Care SA
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital

 

Chaplaincy is not a counselling or mental health service and referrals to medical professional are made where necessary and appropriate.

 

Our Coordinating Chaplain provides oversight and support of Baptist Chaplaincy by representing the Baptist Churches of South Australia on the board of Chaplaincy Services SA and through the pastoral support of Baptist Chaplains.

 

For more information on Chaplaincy please contact Ian Warner, Coordinating Chaplain on (08) 8273 7173 or 0409 582 134.

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