Post Care Support Services

A support service providing information, advocacy and referral for adults who were in State or out-of-home care as children.


Contact Post Care Support Services on 1800 188 118

Post Care Support Services can help you access services to help you:

  • Access your records
  • Access community services and programs to meet your needs that include:
  • Health/medical disability
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing and financial management
  • Counselling
  • Therapy
  • Life and parenting skills
  • Identity and relationships
  • Strengthen or reconnect with family and community.

Check out the useful websites page for suggestions of other websites and services that may be of interest to you.

Eligibility

You are eligible for our services, if you were in care as a child for a period of 6 months or more in South Australia. You can request post care support for information, advocacy and referral if you are aged 18 years or over and your personal history includes experience:

  • As a “Ward of the State”
  • Under the “Guardianship of the Minister”
  • In care under a care and protection order
  • In care under a secure custody order
  • Placed in foster care
  • In institutional care
  • Children’s homes
  • In an orphanage.

Drop in area

Our drop in area is a safe place for clients to use. It’s a space where you can relax, meet other people, have access to a computer or just read the paper.

The drop in area is open from Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm and is located at Elm Place (191 Flinders Street, Adelaide).

Elm Place

Find & Connect Support Services and Post Care Support Services are both located at Elm Place.

Elm Place offers services that respond to people whose lives have been affected by being in out-of-home care when they were children. This service covers both adults who were in care for more than 6 months within South Australia as well support to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants who were in care prior to 1989 anywhere in Australia, including foster care, orphanage care, and other State or church based institutions.

We recognise that people have different experiences of their time in care and our service is respectful of people’s varying needs and issues.

Click here to find out more about Elm Place.

Locations Available

Cost

Free

Service Resources

Funding Acknowledgement

Post Care Services is provided by Relationships Australia South Australia Health Promotion Services and funded by the Government of South Australia Department for Education and Child Development.

Service Enquiry - Elm Place

Use this form to enquire about our services offered through Elm Place, including Post Care Support Services and Find & Connect Support Services.
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