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:
- Network Co-ordination Service
- Supported Playgroups
- Kids in Focus Program
- Tutoring Program
- Kids Friends Program
- Friendly Landlord Service
- Youth Identified Accommodation Support Program
- Our Place
- Intensive Intervention Services
Address: 2 Atherton Street, Downer, ACT, 2602
Phone: (02) 5134 6700
PO Address: PO Box 384, Dickson, ACT, 2602