Youth Services

Listed below in alphabetical order are organsiations located within the Playford or surrounding area that provide services to or programs for young people aged 12 - 25.  Give them a call or check out their website to find out more about what they have to offer you.


Address:  Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth
Ph 8209 5450
Services/programs offered:  426 Program - after school creative and exciting activities for 8 - 18 year olds; Reconnect Service - for young people at risk of homelessness or dropping out of education; Drop Zone - Safe space for young people to hang out on Tuesday nights.

Australian Refugee Association

Address: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale SA 5032
Ph: 8354 2951
Services: ARA's Youth Services assists clients from refugee backgrounds.  Contact ARA for more information on Homework Clubs, casework assistance and school holiday activities for clients.


Address:  TAFE SA, Elizabeth Campus, Cnr Woodford Road and Pewsey Street, Elizabeth
Ph: 8207 9662
Services/programs offered:  Enterprise and training services for young people

Centacare Youth Services - Elizabeth & Barossa

Address:  34 Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park
Ph:  8252 2311
Services/programs offered: Provide support and partly furnished accommodation to young people aged between 15-24 years of age who at risk of homelessness in the Elizabeth, Gawler and Barossa areas. Service provision includes: confidential assessment and referral, transitional housing whilst being supported by a case manager, outreach support from a worker whilst entering into or remaining in private rental or public housing, Elizabeth service provide 24 hour emergency accommodation and medium term accommodation facility for young people aged between 15-18 years.


Address:  4 Langford Drive, Elizabeth
Ph: Appointments and opening hours: 13 1021
Services/programs offered: Services offered to young people include:Student payments including Youth Allowance, social work services, on-line services, concession and health care cards, rent deduction scheme, Newstart Allowance, Family payments etc

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Address: First Floor, Elizabeth House, Elizabeth City Centre
Ph: 8252 0133
Services/programs offered: CAMHS Northern Region provides a range of therapeutic counselling services for children and adolescents from birth to 18 years of age and their families.

City of Playford

Address:  Bishopstone Rd, Davoren Park
Ph: 8256 0333
Services/programs offered: General Council services including:Disability programs and disco, library services (including youth library at Munno Para), Food Coop - low cost and nutritional food, The Launch Pad, Rage Cage & BMX track, Youth Advisory Committee, 426 Youth Activity Program on Friday nights.  Other youth programs offered at Northern Sound System (NSS) - please refer to NSS for more info.

Disability SA

Address:  40 Commercial Rd, Salisbury
Ph: 8282 5500
Services/programs offered:  Information about intellectual disability and about services, Individual and family support, Assistance for families/clients experiencing extreme distress, Early childhood services, Specialist intervention and support (eg with challenging behaviours), Respite care services, Accommodation support, Assistance to plan for immediate and future service needs, Assistance to solve problems, Assistance in urgent/emergency situations, Assistance with personal skills development (eg assisting a person to know how to dress or attend to their personal care), Assistance at times of major change (eg leaving school, moving from the family home, retiring), Assistance to find suitable respite and recreation

Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia

Address: 22 Langford Drive, Elizabeth.
Ph: 8252 4040
Services/programs offered: Drug and alcohol counselling and information service.

DRUGARM Northern Street Outreach Service

Address:  523 Main North Road Elizabeth
Ph: 8255 0233
Services/programs offered: The Street Outreach Service (SOS) is a mobile patrol that engages individuals on the street who are experiencing harm associated with alcohol and other drug use, homelessness and mental health issues. In the provision of practical and educational support, the Street Outreach Service equips people to make healthier and more informed choices that will ultimately lead to a lifestyle without the use of illicit or unnecessary drugs.

Families SA - Elizabeth

Address:  18 Langford Drive, Elizabeth
Ph: 8207 9000
Services/programs offered: Families SA aims to protect children from abuse and harm, support families to reduce risk to children, provide alternative care for children and young people when home is no longer an option, work with young people who break the law, manage adoption processes, care for refugee children at risk, deliver services to address poverty, help communities affected by disaster to rebuild

HYPA North

Address: 73 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth SA 5112
08 8255 9028

HYPA provides a wide range of services to support disadvantaged young people. HYPA offers case management to FLO students, and support in accessing and maintaining safe and appropriate accommodation, reconnecting with family, school, employment and the community and to address offending behaviours. To do this we provide services that are aligned to the four primary priorities in a young person’s life: Home, Wellbeing, Learning and Working.

Mission Australia

Address:   Elizabeth TAFE Campus - Woodford Rd, Elizabeth
Ph: 8255 6874
Services/programs offered:Job Placement, Employment & Training (JPET) helps young people aged 15-21, by giving them access to education and training, which can then lead to positive outcomes such as long term housing, education, and social reintegration.  JPET helps young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, has been an offender, a current or ex-ward of the state, or a refugee. JPET also helps young people who are having drug and alcohol problems, behavioural problems, lack of life skills, unplanned pregnancy, trouble with the police or school, or those who lack support structures such as family. 
Other programs offered include: NewEnterpriseIncentive Scheme,Language Literacy and Numeracy program & Community Work Coordinator / Work for the Dole

Muna Paiendi

Address:  cnr Haydown Rd and Oldham Rd Elizabeth Vale SA 5112
Ph:  8182 9206
Services/programs offered:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community health centre offering programs such as Clinical services, Community development programs, Counselling, Diabetes education, Drug and alcohol counselling, Elders program, Financial counselling, Group programs - on health issues for men, women, young people and elders, Health promotion, Information, referral and advocacy, Kinship program, Nutrition education, Podiatry, Speech pathology, Playgroup, Pregnancy clinic & Young mothers program.

Northern Area Community & Youth Services Inc. (NACYS)

Address:   Oldford Rd, Davoren Park.
Ph: 8252 2474
Services/programs offered: For 12-20 year olds - services include crisis care, counselling, family mediation, case management, advocacy, outreach services, group work, information dissemination

Northern Carers Network

Address:  Shop 15, 130 Peachey Rd Davoren Park SA 5113
Ph: 8284 0388
Services/programs offered: Support group for young carers including respite and recreation opportunities.

Northern Sound System (NSS)

Address:  Cr Woodford Rd & Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth
Ph: 8255 5560
Services/programs offered: Music training & production,rehearsal, recording and performance space, school holiday activities, youth activities

Para Worklinks

Address:  112 Coventry Rd, Smithfield Plains
Ph: 8254 9111
Services/programs offered: Services offered include youth specific employment programs, numeracy and literacy programs, Work for the Dole program and personal support program.

SHine SA

Address:  43 Peachey Rd, Davoren Park
Ph: 8252 7955
Services/programs offered: Comprehensive and confidential sexual health care is available for men and women relating to: contraceptive advice and prescriptions , safer sex information, sexually transmitted infection checks, sexual relationship problems, women's health, including Pap smears, breast checks and advice on period problems, pregnancy testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, fertility issues
SHine SA also offers a therapeutic counselling service provided by professional sexual health counsellors. The service is available to individuals, couples and families. Counsellors also conduct group sessions and provide advice and referral on sexual health related concerns.abuse and violence issues

Shopfront Youth Health & Information Service

Address:  72 John St, Salisbury
PH: 8281 1775

Shopfront provides: Counselling/support/referral, Free pregnancy testing, condoms/dams, Health workers – CALD and Young Women’s Diverse Sexuality worker, free internet access, Shine SA Clinics, Group Programs:

  • Youth Foodies – volunteer program for young people interested in nutrition and community participation
  • Meet and Greet Drop-In Social Group – 5 til 7pm alternate Thursdays
  • Northern Rainbow Girls – support group for young women who are same sex attracted/questioning sexuality
  • Peer Education Program – volunteer program for young people interested in health promotion and youth work
  • Other group programs – according to community need

A range of visiting agencies – Youth Lawyer, Shine SA clinics, SAVIVE clean needle program, Headspace, Family Drug Support, Mission SA, CAMHS

SYC Youth Agency North

Address: 10 Anderson St Elizabeth East
Ph: 8255 9028
Services/programs offered: Services offered include alternative education and training programs such as JPET and FLO, as well as a youth mentor program.

The Second Story

Address: 6 Gillingham Rd, Elizabeth
Ph: 8255 3477
Services/programs offered: A free, confidential health service for young people aged 12 to 25 years.  It offers 24/7 health information via the Youth Healthline 1300 13 17 19, Clinical services, Counselling, Health education and promotion, Groups for young people, Being a young parent, Sexuality, Aboriginal health, Sexuality & Cultural diversity

The Smith Family - Learning for Life

Address:  Smithfield Plains High School: Beaumont Rd, Smithfield
Ph: 8254 5435
Services/Programs Offered: Sponsorship program for students gacing financial hardships.  By providing direct financial assistance for essentials such as text books, school equipment and uniforms, a Learning for Life sponsorship means a young people can get the most out of their education.  Sponsorhsip also gives access to a critical netywork of support that includes tutoring, mentoring, coaching and literacy programs.

Uniting Communities Therapeutic Youth Services          

Address: 2B Morialta Drive Smithfield
Ph: 8202 5980

Services: Family Counselling for young people aged 10-21 who are at risk of homelessness and/or homeless, Sexual Assault Counselling for young people and their families aged between 12-25.


Address: 151 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000
Ph: 8227 0933

YouthJET provides career, education and employment pathways support for young people from refugee backgrounds. Career consultants are available to talk with young people about their future pathways. Career and life coaching sessions are also available by a suitably qualified trainer.

Learner Driver Workshops are also available. Contact YouthJET for more information on 8227 0933 or email

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