LGBTIQA+ Affirming Religious Communities in South Australia

Centacare, July 2020

The Centacare Rainbow Quality Team would like to provide you with a list of affirming religious communities (please see attachment via link below) that may be helpful for some people from the LGBTIQA+ community that you work with. 

Spiritual wellbeing is a human right, but unfortunately people within the Rainbow community who hold particular Christian faiths are not always awarded this human right within their own faith denominations.  In response to this need, the Centacare Rainbow Quality Team have worked on identifying religious communities within South Australia who are not just welcoming of people from the LGBTIQA+ community, but are affirming of them.

They have contacted individually the communities listed and have secured permission from them to be added to the list.  They have also identified individuals within each community that can be used as an entry point for people who wish to connect with these affirming communities.

The Team acknowledge that this is not an exhaustive list of affirming communities, and there may be others that they do not know of.  If you have additional contacts that you feel would be beneficial for this list, please let them know.  Also, if you have someone in need whom does not have a denomination listed, please let them know and they will endeavour to source a suitable community if available.  At this stage they have only identified Christian faith communities, but they do recognise that spiritual need extends well beyond this faith.  However, to date the contacts on this list is all that they have been able to identify, and they will continue to source affirming communities from other faith traditions. They can be contacted via the www.centacare.org.au/contact  website for any feedback or additional information.

Whilst the Team have gone to significant lengths to ensure the groundwork has been done to create a warm and welcoming entry into these affirming communities, they would also like to point out that they have no formal links with these communities and therefore cannot guarantee that all people will receive the support that they are looking for.  They also cannot offer support to maintain connection within these communities.

It is envisaged that this list will act as a guide for those seeking a supportive and affirming connection with a religious community that aligns with their spiritual beliefs and needs. The Centacare Rainbow Quality Team hope this list will assist you to support those with this particular need.

Centacare Drug and Alcohol Service – LGBTIQ Services

Centacare, 2018

Centacare Drug and Alcohol Service LGBTIQ Services  provide alcohol and other drug counselling and in-home detox for individuals who are LGBTIQ and their identified supports.

A free service for ages 10 years and over.

The team includes an LGBTIQ Peer Worker, Counsellors, a Lived Experience Worker and a Registered Nurse.

CDAS is a safe and inclusive service for the LGBTIQ community.

Download flyer or brochure for more information:

 

Morning tea for National Day of Women Living with HIV in Australia

via SAMESH, a joint program of SHINE SA and VAC, February 2018

NATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV IN AUSTRALIA: Friday 9 March 2018 

Join us for morning tea to celebrate and support women living with HIV.

“Too often, WLHIV in Australia are considered as an afterthought or swept up in the generic term ‘people living with HIV. Women when not well supported will often go underground after diagnosis and hide in fear or shame of being constantly labelled, judged and stigmatised. This leaves a larger proportion of WLHIV dealing with their diagnosis alone. The Femfatales aim to inspire, celebrate and advocate and give WLHIV the platform to step up and be heard. We believe that holding a National Day of Women Living with HIV Australia is a good start.” – Kath Leane, Chair of Femfatales.

Location: 57 Hyde St, Adelaide
Time: 10 am -12 pm

All are welcome to attend this morning tea with friends, family, partners & supporters.

 

Free community BBQ for World AIDS Day, December 1st

December 1st is World AIDS Day, and a number of South Australian organisations, supported by SA Health, are hosting a free community BBQ next Friday in Hindmarsh Square/Mukata from 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM.

Vegetarian and halal options available.

All welcome!

Come along and feel free to chat with the staff and volunteers about HIV/AIDS in Australia.

Family friendly event, with music, food and activities!

Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1971543929768176/

 

 

Next free cooking class for people living with HIV announced

SAMESH’s next cooking class for people living with HIV is ready to serve.

The theme for this class will be “pasta”: the chef will be showing participants how to make pasta from scratch.

If you’re interested in learning how to cook healthy meals on a budget, contact SAMESH and RSVP your spot today. Places are limited.

When: Wednesday 6 September 2017 10 am – 2 pm

Where: 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000

RSVP: by Monday 4 September 2017. Call SAMESH on (08) 7099 5300.

Download PDF flyer Gk Cooking Sept 2017

SAMESH’s next free cooking class for people living with HIV

SAMESH’s next cooking class for people living with HIV is ready to serve!

If you’re interested in learning how to cook healthy meals on a budget contact SAMESH and RSVP your spot today! Places are limited.

When: Wednesday 5 July 2017 10 am – 2 pm

Where: 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000

Cost: Free

RSVP: Monday 3 July 2017, call SAMESH on (08) 7099 5300