SA Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line offer a free and confidential service to help you find services, provides information and advice for your situation.
This service is available to older people, family friends, community members, workers and professionals, available Monday to Friday and you can remain anonymous.
If you are concerned about elder abuse phone call 1800 372 310. Speak up and help stop elder abuse.
The Safe Pets Foster Program offers a foster care service for the pets of people experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, mental illness or a medical emergency during times of crisis for up to 12 weeks for a small weekly charity contribution fee.
This service removes the barriers that people face when they are in these situations and have pets so that they can have their animals cared for while they get the help they need and be reunited with their pets when the appropriate housing is sorted. This service also prevents many animals ending up in the already flooded shelters which is traumatic for the animal and the owner and thus prevents many loved pets being unnecessarily euthanised.
The service is a DCSI accredited Specialist Homelessness Service and Preferred Support Provider for a range of specialised programs to assist women and their children who have or are experiencing domestic or Aboriginal family violence. These programs include:
- Crisis Housing Program
- Transitional Housing Program
There is no fee for service, however, payment of rent is required for the housing programs
Referrals are accepted from:
- Community-based organisations
- Other specialist homelessness services
The service operates 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
The Women's Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service provides legal assistance for women in South Australia affected by domestic and family violence. Free legal assistance is available to help with the Magistrates court processes of applying for, varying, or revoking an intervention order. Assistance can also be provided to report breaches of an intervention order and to apply for tenancy orders through SACAT.
If seeking assistance, complete the online enquiry form below. For more information, visit the website or call the number below.
The Women's Information Service provides information to South Australian women online, over the phone and in person.
You can talk to the Women's Information Service about family life, relationships, domestic/family violence, sexual assault, safety, health, wellbeing, accommodation, financial security/independence, education, training, career paths and access to women's groups/events. The service aims to increase access to information that promotes choice and empowerment.
The Women's Information Services can also provide Family Court Support where a trained volunteer can accompany you to court and support you through the process. To access this service please read the booklet in the links below and contact The Women's Information Service by phone.
Ground Floor, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Women can access free internet on Grenfell Street.
Aldinga Beach Children's Centre
Evans Street, Aldinga Beach
Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Parafield Gardens Children's Centre
9 Casuarina Drive, Parafield Gardens
Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Women’s Safety Services SA provides support for women and their children who are living with or escaping domestic or family violence. WSSSA provides a range of programs and assistance in areas across Adelaide including special services to assist migrant and Aboriginal family violence services.
- Safe, supported crisis and short term accommodation
- Domestic and family violence counselling and support via the phone or face to face
- Domestic violence educational programs and support groups for women and children
- Referral and information about: health, legal, financial, accommodation and immigration matters
- Assistance for women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-English speaking backgrounds
- Access for women with disabilities
Zahra assists South Australian women and children affected by domestic and family violence, by empowering them and providing pathways towards economic independence.
Zahra Foundation offers financial counselling and workshops, aimed at providing post crisis opportunities to further support financial empowerment. Zahra provide some small grants to assist education and break the cycle of domestic violence.
Information about events and opportunities are available via their Facebook page.
For more information, visit the website or call the number below, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.