Time for Kids
What does this organisation do?
Time for Kids is a South Australian not for profit, early intervention service established in 1960 to prevent disadvantaged children from entering the juvenile justice system. Today, we continue to work with children and young people who experience various forms of disadvantage and are high in the risk factors associated with youth offending and poor life outcomes.
Time for Kids delivers long-term, respite care to children who often need a break from what can be chaotic and stressful home environments. Children, once matched, most commonly spend at least a weekend a month living with their ‘Time for Kids family’ until they reach adulthood.
Time for Kids also delivers a suite of supplementary supports designed to give all children connected with Time for Kids what every child deserves – a childhood filled with the love, laughter and positive learning that nurtures a happy and fulfilled adulthood.
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Communities experiencing locational disadvantage
Where people live affects their access to social and economic opportunities and therefore their relative advantage or disadvantage. Some South Australian communities have entrenched disadvantage.