Toward Home Alliance update
Expression of Interest for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO) or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO)
The Toward Home Alliance (THA) delivers specialist homelessness services across the city, inner and outer south and Adelaide Hills regions.
Since commencing in July 2021, providing intentional, culturally safe and responsive services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been an important Alliance priority.
This is demonstrated through THA’s Aboriginal-specific service delivery segment of Wardli-ana, currently delivered by Sonder, Baptist Care SA and Aboriginal Family Support Services.
THA is committed to walking with, and learning from Aboriginal community members and partners, including Aboriginal-led co-design to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people.
Aligning our services with the National Closing the Gap Agreement and a commitment to continual improvement, we will be inviting an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) to join THA as a formal Alliance member through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process commencing 5 October 2022.
The new ACCO/ACHO Alliance member will play a pivotal role in driving outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities by contributing to THA cultural and Alliance governance and service delivery to Aboriginal people at-risk of and experiencing homelessness.
An Aboriginal Advisory Group consisting of Aboriginal staff from across the Alliance will provide cultural leadership, authority and oversight of the process, in consultation with the South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation Network (SAACCON).
THA’s EOI process will open on 5 October 2022, and will be finalised by the end of December 2022.
Alliance Leadership Team,
Toward Home Alliance
The Toward Home Alliance is guided by the Mission of: “Working together, giving hope to prevent and end homelessness”. THA consists of Lutheran Care as lead agency, Baptist Care SA, Mission Australia, The Salvation Army, Sonder, Hutt St Centre and the SA Housing Authority, and sub-contracting partners Aboriginal Family Support Services and St Vincent de Paul Society.