The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

- William Morris


Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

- Booker T. Washington

​SA Support Services

Moving Beyond Expectations, Embracing a Good Life!


“When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.”
― Theodore Roosevelt


Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

- Maimonides

We are a Not For Profit organisation established to work with people who have a cognitive disability and come from a disadvantaged background.

Typically people who are referred to SA Support Services,

  • Individuals eligible for services from Disability and/or Mental Health Services,
  • Individuals with complex and unmet behavioural support needs,
  • Individuals with Criminal Justice System history,
  • Individuals with a history of homelessness,
  • Individuals who are currently living in secure care.

Therapeutic Residential Care

The focus of therapeutic care is on supporting the young person to feel safe and make healthy supportive relational and community connections that help to provide new experiences of trust, safety, and learning that create new neural pathways and provide opportunities to develop emotional regulation skills  which in turn  encourage  a shift from a state of maladaptive survival responses (that may have applied when under threat, but are no longer helpful) to/ a place of greater emotional stability and engagement.   Emotional skills to manage strong emotion and the practical skills to participate in activities that improve their quality of life (QOL). Identifying the next level of need when the young person is more stable, and developing the skills to meet emotional and other developmental needs in a healthier and more pro-social way allows for greater integration into the community. Functional behavioural needs, environmental issues, adaptive skills and building on strengths aims to elicit pro-social attitudes and behaviours, as well as target  the young persons’ quality of life and personal goals. Many of these ‘expected’ skills are areas often absent, lagging or disrupted due to disability, experiences of childhood maltreatment, experiencing domestic violence, and/or incarceration. Positive behaviour support is the primary approach we utilise to help address these needs and skills, however we are flexible to other supports or therapeutic care approaches or referral needs, or community supports that may be indicated.  Upon exiting SA Support Services the young person is  encouraged to maintain a relationship and receive supports with SA Support Services or a service of their choice. 

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