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Women's safety

If you or someone you know is experiencing physical abuse, sexual assault, financial abuse, emotional abuse or social isolation, you can get help from the organisations listed below:

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway Services

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway Service provides direct telephone services including counselling to people who have experienced domestic or family violence or abuse. This service will provide emergency accommodation for women with or without children escaping domestic or family violence, and referral to regional services for ongoing support and accommodation. The service provides referral and crisis response to all people subjected to or concerned with domestic violence.

Telephone: 1300 782 200 or Toll Free in SA: 1800 800 098

After hours and emergency telephone: 1800 800 098

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service 

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service provides direct services to people who have been raped or sexually assaulted and who were aged 16 years or more at the time of the assault. Yarrow Place also provides advocacy for key issues, public policy, planning and service delivery in the area of sexual violence against adults. 

Address: Level 2, Norwich Centre 55 King William Road North Adelaide South Australia 5006

Postal: PO Box 620 North Adelaide SA 5006

Telephone: (08) 8226 8777 or Toll Free in SA: 1800 817 421

After hours and emergency telephone: (08) 8226 8787

Fax: (08) 8226 8778

Please email any questions or suggestions to info@yarrowplace.sa.gov.au

Yarrow Place is part of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

Southern Primary Health Services

Southern Primary Health Services provides information and referral, advocacy, counselling and group work programs for women and their children who are affected by domestic violence. Southern Primary Health Services also contributes to a range of regional programs that seek to prevent domestic violence. To get further information about services in the following areas, search on National Health Services Directory:

  • Inner Southern
  • Noarlunga Village 
  • ATSI Team  
  • Morphett Vale 
  • Seaford 
  • Aldinga GP Plus Health Care

Internet safety 

If your abuser uses the same computer as you, they may be able to find out what web pages you have been looking at!

The best way to avoid this is to use a different computer – perhaps at a friend’s place, work, an internet cafe or a public library. To keep emails secret, create a new email account and only use this account at a computer that your abuser can’t use.

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