Together we can...

Everyone's journey is different...
We all have our own goals to reach...

We all need a safe space to relax.

NDIS Registered Provider

Supported Independent Living (SIL) Respite, Short and Medium Term Accommodation and Day Activities to all NDIS Participants.

Participant Transport is available to and from the Centre.

Joanna Life Skills Centre

Joanna Life Skills Centre

Welcome to our relaxed, rural Centre dedicated to people who are seeking rest or change and are committed to enhancing their lives.

Joanna Life Skills Centre started with a dream to make a difference where it is needed the most. The Centre offers 24/7, warm and welcoming, family orientated, person centred care through high quality, yet affordable, supported accommodation and day activities that include a variety of skill building activities.

We are a safe space where vulnerable people can focus on their own needs with the support to participate in life skills training. We promote personal resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem and enable people to enjoy an increased level of functioning.

We believe everyone has the right to live an ordinary and extraordinary life.

We are passionate and committed to providing you with all the support you need to reach your goals.

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In the Media

Joanna Life Skills Centre: Abandoned site redeveloped as mental health centre

An Adelaide couple has spent four years transforming an abandoned South East rehab facility to stop vulnerable people “falling through the cracks”.
Carol and Rob Coleman said there had been more than $1 million spent on the project so far to help people suffering mental health issues and substance abuse.

Testimonials

It's the feeling of this place that keeps me coming back.. and Carol is definitely an Angel in disguise!

Gaynor

Participant

I love this place! My favourite thing would have to be... listen... nothing but nature! It's so peaceful here.

Dom

Support Team Member

I love playing the game machines!

Mark

Participant

We are constantly grateful for what you were able to achieve during the 5 weeks our participant stayed with you.

You were able to tap into the core of the circumstances and bring about the transformation in her attitudes and outlook.

She is managing her domestic matters with the assistance of the NDIS support and is gradually reducing the hours of support, but we are monitoring this in case she gets too carried away with changes.

Once again thank you for what you achieved, and we speak often about what you are doing and make available in your venture.

Alex

Family of Participant

We are always willing to go above and beyond to support our participants to make a positive difference in their lives!

Joanna Life Skills Centre offer an extensive program that is customised to suit every participant.

A range of self driven and group activities are also on offer and forever expanding and changing with the centre.

Through a holistic person-centred approach, Joanna Life Skills Centre aims to instill hope and meaning into the lives of those who are most vulnerable in our community and support them with their challenges to enable them to live a rewarding and purposeful life where their individual journey is important and has meaning.

Joanna Life Skills Centre supports a culture that is based on confidentiality, privacy, mutual respect and a genuine concern for the health, safety and welfare of all Participants and Staff. Centre staff promote personal validation, where everyone has a voice, and everyone has an opportunity to engage in activities that promote, self-confidence, increased skills, and improved independence.

Thank you to these local businesses for their ongoing support of Joanna Life Skills Centre... it takes a community!

Everyone gains something different from their experience