We help local communities every day.
The DHS works closely with other groups to address and advance social and economic issues at a local level, with a particular focus on culturally and linguistically diverse populations and new arrivals to a region.
- worked with community groups to improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal people around Ceduna
- introduced measures to reduce Aboriginal over-representation in the youth justice system
- developed initiatives to positively impact the economic and social future of the mid-North via aid jobs and economic prosperity, opportunities for young people, drugs and alcohol/mental health
- improved school-readiness of children under 4 years in Adelaide’s inner north
We are leaders in these projects
Ceduna Services Collaboration
Government, non-government and community groups are working together to improve safety and wellbeing for vulnerable Aboriginal people in and around Ceduna.
This work is done by delivering effective and integrated services, and a human services system that is community-centred, locally driven, coordinated, responsive, proactive and culturally safe.
Making an Impact
Government, community services and local Aboriginal leadership are working together to reduce Aboriginal over-representation in the youth justice system in Adelaide's northern suburbs.
This work is done by delivering effective and integrated services and programs, and a human services system that is family-centred, locally driven, coordinated, responsive, proactive and culturally safe.
We also support these projects
Peterborough – Our Thriving Community
Government, non-government organisations, local businesses and community groups are working together to address entrenched social and economic problems in Peterborough.
The initiative focuses on four areas: jobs and economic prosperity, opportunities for young people, drugs and alcohol/mental health, and the ability of the town to work together and achieve.
Impact Inner North
Government, non-government organisations and community members are working together to improve the school readiness of children under 4 years in Adelaide's inner northern suburbs
We are particularly focussed on culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and new arrivals in the area.