Aboriginal Family Support Services

Childcare Education Employment Homeless Shelters Youth Shelters
134 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia

Aboriginal Family Support Services Limited (AFSS) has been serving South Australian Aboriginal communities for 40 years. AFSS was established in 1978 as the SA Aboriginal Child Care Agency Forum Inc (ACCA), becoming Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) in 1988 to reflect the broader range of family based programs offered by AFSS.

Our key role has always been to ensure that Aboriginal communities and organisations are involved in matters relating to child protection. Before 1978, Aboriginal children were often removed from their families and communities without either the consent of, or consultation with, birth or extended family members.

As an Aboriginal community based and community controlled organisation, ACCA’s key role was to redress these injustices and to provide support, assistance and advocacy to Aboriginal children, youth and their families.