Yarrow Place services

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service is a service for anyone who has been sexually assaulted. Yarrow Place is part of the Youth Women’s Safety and Wellbeing Division of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

We are dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of young people, women and men who have health consequences as a result of sexual assault, relationship violence or domestic and family violence.

Our Service acknowledges and seeks to address:

  • The impact of violence on people’s health and wellbeing and their quality of life
  • The history of injustice towards aboriginal people and ongoing impact on their health and wellbeing.

Yarrow Place provides free and confidential services for people aged 16 years and over at the time of the sexual assault.

Services include

  • 24-hour Crisis Response Service for recent sexual assault. This includes support from a social worker, medical care by a doctor or nurse and collection of forensic evidence for people who considering legal action.
  • Professional counselling and advocacy for recent and past sexual assault clients as well as their support people.
  • Group programs, seminars, education, training and community capacity building.
  • Country response program provides counseling in the Riverland, Mount Gambier, Whyalla and outreach to surrounding areas including Port Augusta and Port Lincoln regions.
  • An Intensive Therapeutic Care Program for Guardianship youth aged 12-25 years, who are at risk of/or are being sexually exploited and/ or have frequent absconding behaviours. Clients must be under Guardianship of the Minister at the time of referral. For more information, see Yarrow Place's Intensive Therapeutic Care Program.

At Yarrow Place people who have been sexually assaulted:

  • will be listened to
  • will be given information about their medical, legal and counseling options in a way that is clear and easy to understand
  • have their right to privacy and confidentiality respected ‑ any limitations to this will be discussed.

Additional service information

  • direct medical and counselling services are free
  • interpreters and childcare can be arranged
  • a referral is not necessary and all services are by appointment
  • office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 
  • there is a 24-hour service for recent sexual assault.

Country programs

Yarrow Place has country workers based in Whyalla, the Riverland and Mount Gambier. If you would like to speak with a country worker and access counselling or training in any of these regions, please call our toll free number 1800 817 421 for more details.

Contact Yarrow Place

To access a free and confidential service, please contact us.

Toll-free in SA: 1800 817 421
Fax: (08) 8226 8778
Street address: 64 Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006
Postal address: PO Box 620, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006
Email: info@yarrowplace.sa.gov.au
Web: www.yarrowplace.sa.gov.au

Further information