Young Family Support Program - Centacare

Provides support and accommodation for young pregnant women and young mothers and their children or young families who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. You can approach these services directly or be referred through family, friends or any government or non-government agency.

Louise Place (Fullarton) - young women aged 18 and under. 24-hour supported accommodation with services that help them live independently through developing parenting and life skills. They also support young, pregnant women (aged 18 and under) to find the right medical and government services. Staff also run an outreach service to support young women up to the age of 25 who choose not to live at Louise Place.

Malvern Place (North Adelaide) - women aged 25 and under. Provides a safe and secure environment in individual fully-furnished family units. Support is offered to assist with pregnancy or parenting issues, support with personal goals, education or training and, importantly, support to find and maintain appropriate, long-term housing. There are also opportunities for children with on-site specialist children’s support and links with community child care providers and community health services. Support can continue for young women and their children once they have left Malvern Place through the outreach program.

Coolock House (Morphett Vale) - women 25 year olds and under. 24-hour supported accommodation in individual fully-furnished family units. Support is offered to assist with pregnancy or parenting challenges, personal goal setting, education, training, building independent living skills and their transition into long-term housing. Coolock House provides an on-site playgroup, crèche, specialist children’s workers and links to child care providers, community health services and other children’s supports. This assistance can continue into the future beyond their time at Coolock.

Findon Family Housing (West Adelaide) - Offers supported accommodation to young families up to the age of 25 years, who are pregnant or parenting and are homeless or are at-risk of homelessness but who have low need support requirements. Support is provided on a one-on-one basis and families are connected with local community services as required. This support covers issues such as pregnancy, parenting, developing life skills and reaching personal goals, education, training and assistance in finding ongoing appropriate, long-term affordable housing. While support services are free, rent is charged by Housing SA. Families are also responsible for their own utilities and living expenses.

Hannah Place (Pooraka)- provides support and accommodation to young women who are pregnant or parenting. Hannah Place houses young women aged up to 18 years in their own self-contained unit with on-site support. Supports are delivered in partnership with visiting services and include cooking lessons, craft, parenting and pregnancy education.

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