We can support families, couples and young people with services such as counselling to reconnect with each other, and mediation to agree on care.
Youth and family counselling
Young people can be vulnerable to homelessness if there is ongoing conflict at home. Counselling can be an effective way to prevent this by supporting family members to reconnect.Read more
We offer counselling for young people who are homeless, have left home prematurely, or are at risk of becoming homeless. Young people aged 12 to 17 and their family members can access this service.
As well as support to improve relationships, we can also encourage young people to remain involved in education, training, work and their wider community.
Our services also include:
- case management
- information and education.
This program operates throughout metropolitan Adelaide and the lower Limestone Coast region, from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. We can also visit young people and their families in their local community.
This service is funded through the South Australian Government Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.
Family and relationship counselling
It can take effort to develop safe and respectful relationships. We can support you with confidential individual and group counselling if you would like to improve relationships in your life. We can also provide family law counselling services.Read more
Our services are available to adults, couples, children and young people, and we welcome people from all backgrounds. We can also provide you with interpreter and translation services if you need them.
Counselling services are charged are on a sliding scale that is based on your gross yearly income. Our services are available from our offices in the city, Christies Beach, Smithfield and Murray Bridge.
Mediation – Family Relationship Centre
Separation can be complicated, especially when it comes to care arrangements for children. At the Family Relationship Centre, we can help you work out care arrangements for your children, and provide support and referrals.Read more
The Family Relationship Centre provides family dispute resolution (also known as mediation) for families. Mediation can involve children, if appropriate, to address their interests where possible.
We can also offer mediation to other affected family members, such as mediation between parents and grandparents about care arrangements for grandchildren.
The Family Relationship Centre can also help with property dispute resolution, if you are already attending the service to discuss children’s care arrangements.
LGBTIQA+ youth and family counselling – Our Place
If you are a young person or a loved one of someone who is intersex, questioning their sexuality or gender, or who identifies as LGBTIQA+, Our Place is your place.Read more
This free counselling service is for those under the age of 25 who identify as LGBTIQA+, and their support people.
Perhaps you’d like to speak about sexuality, gender or intersex status, or about relationships, current challenges or past experiences? Whatever you’d like to discuss, we provide respectful, non-judgemental and inclusive counselling.
Options are available if you would like an Auslan, or other language interpreter, or would prefer telephone counselling. Our building is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral bathrooms.
This service is available Monday to Wednesday from 9am until 5pm.
Family By Family
All families go through tough times at some point. Family By Family is a network of families supporting other families to make the changes they want in their lives.Read more
We find and train families who have been through challenges, have come out the other side and are now experiencing more ups than downs. These ‘Sharing Families’ have something to share with families who are going through difficulties and want to make changes in their lives. We call these families who are seeking a new way forward ‘Seeking Families’.
Together, the families work on achieving goals and moving towards thriving lives. Everyone’s goals are different, so families aren’t told what they need to change – rather, they are supported to meet their aims, whether it be with budgeting, getting along better, getting out and about more, or making more friends. There are lots of changes that these link-ups can help families make.
People are at the centre of everything we do, so it’s all about getting more good things happening for families. Any family can get a link-up as long as they have something they want to change and live in the northern, inner southern or western suburbs of Adelaide.
For more information visit www.familybyfamily.org.au
Reconnecting families – Reconnect (Salisbury)
Reconnect (Salisbury) supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Salisbury area. Our focus is on intervening early to reunify families through counselling, and connect young people with education, training, work and their wider community.Read more
In addition, we offer:
- case management
- information and education.
This program operates within the City of Salisbury from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. We can see you at home, at school, at another public place or at our office in Salisbury.
This service is funded through the Commonwealth Government Department of Social Services.
Reconnecting families – Ruby’s Reunification Program
Our Ruby’s Reunification Program helps to resolve conflict and improve relationships between a young person and their parents or caregivers.
The program involves family counselling, and the young person will spend some nights at our supervised Ruby’s accommodation, as well as at home.
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Ruby’s is for young people who:
- are at home but at risk of leaving or being kicked out because of conflict
- are staying in and out of home (eg spending some nights at home and some nights with friends, with extended family or elsewhere)
- haven’t stayed at home for a while, but aren’t receiving an independent income from Centrelink, and are interested in returning home.
The program is available to young people who need a safe place to stay while your family works together to address problems at home. ‘Family’ can include grandparents or other members of your extended family.
Ruby’s accommodation provides 24-hour support and supervision, with houses in Enfield (four beds), Thebarton (six beds), Edwardstown (five beds) and Mount Gambier (five beds).
This service is funded through the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.