“The need for connection and community is primal; as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food”
We are a Not for Profit leader in community development. We are all about community. It’s our job to find strength, uniqueness and possibilities in communities.
And to speak of them, magnify them, bat for them, and nurture them.
Strong and healthy communities solve tough problems like loneliness, anxiety, unemployment, illiteracy and family breakdown.
And we’ve been doing this through our advocacy, research, capacity building and training for over 35 years. We work for, and alongside, our caring 150+ community organisation members including Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses who nurture the spaces and places that support community connectedness.
What We Care About
Inclusivity matters. It’s more than diversity. And harder to measure. But a necessary pre cursor to healthy and empowered communities – acceptance, belonging, freedom from stigma and judgment.
“Reconciliation is hard work, it’s a long, winding and corrugated road, not a broad, paved highway “ (Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation).
We are on that bumpy road. We will keep putting in the hard work, supporting our communities to be strong and connected with a shared respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.
Community Centres SA is continually advocating for the sector which includes contributing to broader sector submissions, usually in response to discussion papers or to proactively influence policy development.
“If you do not step forward you will always be in the same place.”
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If you aren’t already, make sure to remain connected with the sector by joining us on Facebook. It is the quickest way to get in touch with colleagues from across the state to seek advice, discuss response measures, and share resources. It is an easy way for us to keep you updated should you not have access to work emails.