Aboriginal Community Connect

Aboriginal Community Connect provides ‘one-stop’ support for people needing help with multiple issues. As well as treatments to address substance misuse, the service offers support for problems associated with social isolation; poverty and disadvantage; housing; the effects of other trauma; and physical and mental health.

ACC offers a range of treatment services including:

  • counselling
  • community residential rehabilitation housing
  • drug and alcohol withdrawal support
  • group work sessions
  • cultural connection activities
  • emergency relief
  • information and education
  • a clean needle program
  • case management
  • outreach support.

We recognise the integral role that cultural connection activities play in relapse prevention and rehabilitation. Therefore ACC offers group work and linkages to Aboriginal art and craft activities, cultural workshops, traditional healing and other cultural activities.

Aboriginal Community Connect provides support and has offices in the Murray Mallee Lands, Riverland, Lime Stone Coast regions and North West suburbs of Adelaide.

The locations for the community residential rehabilitation houses are in North West Adelaide, Mt. Gambier, Murray Bridge, and Renmark.

Eligibility Criteria

This service is for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons any age, who want to make changes to their social and emotional wellbeing. The service does work with children in the context of services to families.

Cost

This service is free. Clients that choose the Community Residential Rehabilitation treatment options are required to pay rent as would be required in private rental arrangements.

Useful Information

Please contact an Aboriginal Community Connect site for a referral form for the service.

Contact Us

The Aboriginal Community Connect team is based in regional and metropolitan areas. The following sites for the team are below:

Uniting Communities Murray Bridge 

4 Third St, Murray Bridge, (08) 8531 0571

Uniting Communities Mt Gambier

11 Whel St, Mt Gambier, (08) 8202 5672

Uniting Communities Riverland

Shops 4 & 5 Lefty’s Mall, Renmark Avenue, Renmark, (08) 8586 6362

Uniting Communities Community Hub Centre

196 Prospect Rd Prospect SA 5082

P: (08) 8344 6054

E: [email protected]

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Volunteers

Volunteers are required at the Prospect Community Hub Centre to assist with office, group and cultural activities.