The Transition to Adult Life Intensive Program (TALI) helps young people who have been in care for more than 6 months to live well and independently. Young people are provided with case management tailored to their individual needs to enable them to transition to independent living successfully. A Peer Mentor with lived experience of the care system is made available to walk alongside the young person on their journey to independence.

Who can TALI help?

TALI is a voluntary program for young people 15 – 25 who have had at least 6 months in care in the Child Protection System.

Young people who are eligible can self-refer or be referred by the Department for Child Protection, Residential Care Homes, Foster & Kinship carers or other community services.

How can my client or myself benefit from the TALI program?

Young people who participate in TALI will receive support in the following area:

  • Accommodation
  • Health and Mental Health
  • Education and Employment
  • Practical Life Skills
  • Finance Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Justice Concerns
  • Parenting Skills
  • Connection to Culture, Country & Community
  • Building, Repairing and Maintaining Safe Relationships

If you are interested in referring yourself or someone you know to the TALI program, fill out this referral form, or call us on 1300 067 777.


TALI is a pilot program funded by the Department for Child Protection

TALI is delivered in Port Augusta and Port Pirie by Uniting Country SA and by our sub-contractors in Whyalla, Centacare Catholic Country SA.