Help us give every South Australian every chance
Every day, 28 South Australians will hear the words ‘you have cancer’. With 1.9 million Australians expected to have a personal history of cancer by 2040, the need for ongoing support for individuals and their families is now more important than ever before.
Cancer Council SA’s new building will offer that support by creating a home for every South Australian impacted by cancer. Featuring 120 rooms of supportive accommodation alongside cancer research, prevention and support services, the new building will give every South Australian impacted by cancer every chance to survive a diagnosis, regardless of where they’re from, or where they are in their cancer experience.
Centrally located at the existing Cancer Council site on 202 Greenhill Road, the building will include:
- Multiple communal kitchen facilities where they can prepare meals just like at home.
- Onsite evening dining for nights when they are too tired to cook.
- Dedicated quiet breakout spaces for when they need a moment of rest or reflection.
- An activity hub where guests can socialise with each other and volunteers are on hand to make a cup of tea or have a friendly conversation.
- Access to onsite Social Workers and counsellors to help navigate the bumps along a cancer journey and lend a supportive ear.
- A dedicated information and resource area to provide answers to questions and reassurance they are not alone in their experience.
- Culturally appropriate accommodation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Dedicated family rooms and play spaces to ensure the whole family is supported.
- Onsite free parking and shopping facilities within walking distance.
- Free transport from accommodation to treatment.
Find out more about the project