Aboriginal Services

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ac.care acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


In this video, released for NAIDOC Week 2020, ac.care's Aaron McArthur encourages other Aboriginal men to seek support if they face challenges in their life that they struggle to cope with alone, explaining there is strength in working together with others.
He once faced the threat of being homeless with his sons, but sought support from ac.care in the Riverland, where he now works supporting other people in the community.
He shared his story at Berri in South Australia, along with his passion for maintaining and sharing connection with his culture.
Thank you Blake Allan Media for your fantastic work on shooting and editing this powerful video to share Aaron's message.


A commitment to cultural diversity and respect is fundamental to ac.care's dedication to supporting all people living in rural South Australia, with a particular focus on Aboriginal communities and families.

ac.care has been invited - as the only non-Aboriginal organisation - to be a core member of the Aboriginal State wide Advisory Committee on Services for Vulnerable Children and their families.

All programs delivered by ac.care are for Aboriginal people and we have some that are specifically tailored to Aboriginal people. We employ Aboriginal staff and work with Aboriginal Communities to ensure our services are culturally appropriate.




HIPPY is a two-year, home-based, early learning and parenting program for families with young children

HIPPY supports you and your child over two years

You will deliver a specifically designed and structured 60 week curriculum of learning activities to assist your child to achieve at school. Activities and storybooks are fun and educational, and are aligned to the Australian Early Years Framework and National Quality Standards (NQS). The activities will make sense to you and allow your child to have a go.


HIPPY fits around your daily routine

HIPPY is designed to fit into the daily life of the family. HIPPY families spend around 10 to 15 minutes a day, five days a week, doing educational activities together. Home Tutors schedule regular weekly or fortnightly visits with you to discuss and work through the program activities in the family’s home. You are also encouraged to participate in regular parent Group Meetings.

HIPPY is an opportunity to learn and grow for parents as well as children



Murray Bridge

8531 4900

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm



Berri, ac.care,

5 Kealley Street, Berri

8582 5300

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm



The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia". "The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services"

“The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australia Government or officers of the Department of Social Services”. “HIPPY was developed at the NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the HIPPY Programs are affiliates of HIPPY International.

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