South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

Not-for-profit organisation providing health and wellbeing services the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We provide general foster care placements and recruitment, assessment and training of foster carers.

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SCMSAC OOHC Service) is currently the only Aboriginal NGO within the Shoalhaven providing OOHC services. We are a fully accredited agency under the NSW Standards for Statutory Out-of-Home Care used by the Children’s Guardian and further are accredited under the Australian Quality Improvement Council’s Health and Community Services Standards.

SCMSAC is a Community Controlled Aboriginal Medical, Health and Wellbeing corporation, set up by the Community, Managed by the Community for the Community. We have approximately 60 employees managing and providing a multitude of services ranging from General Practice and Dental to Social and Emotional Wellbeing, all of which our Children in Care and their Carers can be linked in to access. Further we proudly promote Aboriginal culture, history and values through providing and attending community events, service promotion, service literature and service delivery to maintain identity and cultural knowledge for our Kids and Carers.

At SCMSAC, we work in partnership with our carers to ensure that they receive the most relevant information, resources and support. Our carers receive:

  •        A dedicated caseworker that provides ongoing support including regular home visits and phone calls;
  •        Access to a team of specialist professionals
  •        Emergency support from an after-hours on call service;
  •        Regular opportunities to participate in planning;
  •        Support to access respite care;
  •        Access to innovative and ongoing training
  •        Support to access the carer support network of their choice; and
  •        Links to peer support networks
02 4448 0222
73 North St, Nowra
Illawarra Shoalhaven, Southern NSW
General Foster Care, Relative and Kinship Care, Foster Care for Children with a Disability
Interim or Restoration Care, Long Term, Respite, Immediate