Children

Junction Australia supports children in South Australia with our range of services including Residential Care, Counselling and supportive programs. Our aim is for children to be heard, feel respected, have a safe place to live and to be happy.

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Community Centres

Junction Australia operates two Community Centres that are open to the public, and we invite and encourage you and your family to visit our friendly staff, participate in the programs on offer and meet new people.

Please visit the Community Centres page for more information.

Counselling

Our experienced counsellors help many children, young people and adults each year to manage their feelings and actions, understand their behaviour, gain confidence to make necessary changes in their lives and increase their overall sense of well-being.

We offer support in two main areas: Parent & Adolescent Counselling and Sexual Abuse Counselling.

Please visit the Counselling page for more information.

Siblings in Focus

‘Siblings in Focus’ is a program that provides the opportunity for children to take time out of their caring role so they can enjoy being a child, and spend time with other children of their age to develop skills and better cope with their life.

All of the children who participate in Siblings in Focus have one, or more, siblings with a disability or illness. Children in these situations can become isolated, which can impact on their mental health and development.

This is a Communities for Children activity funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

View the Siblings in Focus brochure.

Residential Care

When a child or young person is unable to live at home with their birth family, they may be referred to Junction Australia by the Department for Child Protection for short or long term residential care.

While living at one of Junction Australia’s residential care homes, children and young people are offered support through our ‘Therapeutic Support Services’ (TSS) and Youth Connections mentors.

Our vision for children and young people in residential care is to provide safe and stable home environments for young people under the Guardianship of the Minister, and to help build resilience, heal from trauma and provide hope for the future.

View the Therapeutic Support Services brochure.

Mentoring

The Youth Connections program provides a quality mentoring service to children and young people living in residential care (see above). This mentoring service included one-on-one interaction and group activities where children and young people can develop social skills, participate in community activities and find their own strengths and achievements.

View the Youth Connections brochure.