Barnardos Australia's Canberra Centre offers family support, out-of-home care and supported accommodation services for disadvantaged children, adolescents and their families in the ACT.

Programs and services offered in the Centre reflect the problems of Canberra, with a population of young families and increasing population group of adolescents. As the Canberra population has a broad cross section of people, Barnardos’ programs aim to target the most financially and socially disadvantaged.

The Canberra Centre has been operating for more than 40 years, during which time there have been many changes in program development. Most significantly has been the closure of residential units in favour of highly supported community based placements with carers and increased family support.

The Canberra Centre offers:

  • Find-a-Family Program
  • Temporary Family Care Program
  • Concurrency Program
  • On Track Program
  • Network Co-ordination Service
  • Supported Playgroups
  • Kids in Focus Program
  • Tutoring Program
  • Kids Friends Program
  • Friendly Landlord Service
  • Couch Surfing
  • Intensive Intervention Services

Contact details:
2 Atherton Street,
DOWNER ACT 2602
Telephone No: (02) 6228 9500
Fax No: (02) 6241 4560
Postal Address: PO Box 384, DICKSON ACT 2602
E-mail canberra@barnardos.org.au