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    Urban Education Opportunities


    Having an inner-city presence since 1913 has enabled Baptist Care SA to develop a wealth of experience and knowledge that can inspire and motivate young people to get involved with their community.


    Baptist Care SA’s Inner City site continues to be a community centre for those experiencing homelessness, as well as a dynamic Indigenous cultural hub.



    What is Urban Education?

    Based at our Inner City site, our Urban Education Opportunities are designed to promote empathy and a holistic approach to social issues. Our sessions are interactive, informative, fun and can be tailored to your specific needs.


    We offer experiential learning opportunities, half-day awareness workshops, rough sleep outs, retreats and online education for schools, churches and youth groups. 


    All Baptist Care SA staff have a DCSI Police Clearance and Child Safe Certification.



    Issues in homelessness

    Students can visit our WestCare Centre and hear from people with a lived experience of homelessness. Our Inner City team will also share details of day-to-day life at the Centre and how it supports thousands of people doing it tough every year.


    Students will also be given an opportunity to meet and interact with local community members, as well as participate in fun, educational activities.


    Details: 1 or 2 half days. Up to 15 students.

    Cost: $39 per person per half day


    Online Course 

    ‘Introduction to Homelessness’ is an interactive lesson that is designed to stimulate discussion around important issues such as Homelessness, Addictions, Domestic Violence and more.

    For more information about this course please contact Craig McGlone on 8118 5200.


    Aboriginal Cultural Awareness

    We are privileged to work with the Aboriginal Community, with 30 – 40% of people visiting the Westcare Centre being our First Nations Friends.


    Students can experience cultural awareness sessions at our Inner City site, including an opportunity to hear from Aboriginal staff members. 


    Details: 1 or 2 half days. Up to 15 students.

    Cost: $39 per person per half day



    Rough Sleep Out

    Students can experience first-hand what it is like to live on the streets. Students sleep in the WestCare Centre courtyard (in a safe way) and participate in a range of empathy-building activities.


    Details:  Years 7 -12. One night commencing with dinner at 6 pm and finishing at 9 am the following morning. Numbers are negotiable.

    Cost: $65 per person for one night (includes all meals and activities)



    Service Learning Opportunities

    Groups of up to 6 students can experience day-to-day life at the WestCare Centre through ‘hands-on’ learning opportunities. 

    Details and costs by negotiation. 



    Weekend City Retreat

    The Weekend City Retreat provides an opportunity for young adults between the ages of 18 – 35, to consider mission to those on the margins.


    Experienced practitioners will lead participants through a variety of interactive experiences and sessions designed to build empathy. Each night, participants will sleep rough to experience what many of our friends in the homelessness community go through.


    Details: Ages 18+. Two nights (Friday and Saturday). Numbers are negotiable.

    Cost: $80 per person (includes all meals)



    For more information, get in touch with Craig McGlone, 0409 620 494, [email protected]

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