Long term care

Providing long term accommodation and support to young people aged 10-18 who are under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive or other order or authority and for whom kinship care or foster care is not a current option.

Long term care provides 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 residential care houses across Metropolitan Adelaide and in Mt Gambier, with a number 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.


Baptist Care SA meets on the lands of the Kaurna, Peramangk and Boandik people. We respect the ongoing skilful custodianship of lands, skies and waters and the continuous deep cultural connection with Country. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all Countries, Nations and Mobs.