The Vinnies Women's Crisis Centre is a new service of the St Vincent de Paul Society SA, to complement our existing men's shelter and support women with short term, emergency accommodation.
Peacefully located in suburban Adelaide, the centre is a 20 room facility and is staffed 24 hours, every day of the year. The Vinnies Women's Crisis Centre is a unique model in crisis intervention. An innovative accommodation/services combination, it will ensure women have support, safety and peace of mind for sound decision making within a calm, child friendly environment.
Guests must be referred by government and agency channels, which include the domestic violence help line and the South Australian Police. The Vinnies Women's Crisis Centre is unable to accept private bookings.
Who can access this service?
The Vinnies Women's Crisis Centre will accept referrals through existing government and crisis agencies. Women and their children are welcome and pets are supported.
What is provided at the Vinnies Women's Crisis Centre?
Staff are trained community workers and compassionate to the emotional and practical needs of women experiencing crisis. The Vinnies Crisis Centre will provide all meals and serviced rooms, together with a kitchen, laundry and computer facilities for guest's use. A children's play room and manicured gardens complete the tranquil setting. Assistance with transport, childminding and other practical services will be provided, together with in-house access to St Vincent de Paul Society services, including clothing and other assistance.