ac.care was created in the Mount Gambier community in 1986 when a small group of local people identified a gap in care for teenagers unable to live at home and the Parish Council of Christ Church accepted the responsibility for auspicing the then foster care service for local teenagers aged 12- 18 years.
Parishioner, Lynn Fisher, joined the admin staff in 1987 which gave her direct contact with the foster parents and their wonderful work, as well as with several government agencies.
Her responsibilities broadened in 1997 when the organisation became Anglican Community Care and expanded into the Riverland and Murraylands regions and Lynn became the Co-ordinator of Administration, as well as being directly involved with both the Emergency Relief Program and the No Interest Loans Scheme, interviewing clients who sought assistance from the organisation. Lynn also undertook the role of Parish Liaison Officer which saw her visiting the parishes in the Diocese, drawing their attention to the work of the organisation and encouraging their prayerful and financial support.
Says Lynn, “I have been blessed to have worked for such a significant organisation in the region – one that is now the largest outside of metropolitan Adelaide – and delivers more than 70 different programs throughout the Diocese! I am proud of my involvement with the growth of ac.care into what it is today.”
For more information about the work of ac.care, please click on: www.accare.org.au