Owenia House is a specialist statewide service committed to reducing the incidence of sexual assault in South Australia through the provision of evidence-based, therapeutic and education programs for adults who have committed offences or are concerned they may sexually offend against adults or children.
The service provides assessment, education, individual and group based programs.
The group programs vary in intensity and length dependent upon each consumer’s risk and needs.
Therapeutic programs include:
- Child Exploitation Material program - for those with internet based offences
- Understanding Sexual Offending - for those with contact offences
- rural program (run on-site at Owenia House) - to service consumers who reside in the country
- evening program - to accommodate consumers who are employed
- programs for consumers with an intellectual disability
- Sexual Behaviours Clinic - a more intensive treatment program
- a family/support persons’ education program.
Contact details for Owenia House:
Telephone: (08) 7425 6399
Operating Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Owenia House values close partnerships with a range of specialist agencies and welcomes enquiries from the public and service providers.
It is possible for individuals to discuss the situation they are concerned about anonymously before progressing to an assessment.
Owenia House contributes to a wide range of training programs in the health and welfare sector regarding the issues of child and adult sex offending, including input into undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education programs.
Owenia House auspices regular professional development opportunities to forensic interagency services at the Forensic Practitioner’s Forums. These forums are conducted in partnership with the Forensic Community Mental Health Service.
Owenia House works in partnership with the University of Adelaide in research about offender behaviour.
If you are distressed and need support now please contact the following help lines:
Lifeline: 131 411
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Mental Health Crisis Services: 131 465