Provides supported crisis accommodation for single women and women with children escaping domestic violence.
Women are assisted with immediate needs; a safe place to stay, Centrelink contact and help to establish an income, assistance with food, counselling and support. Bramwell House staff are committed to enabling women and their children, who have suffered abuse to make a new start.
Referrals to Bramwell House are accessible by calling the Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098.
NDVS provides support and assistance to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Services include the following:
- Information about domestic violence, including the types of help available and how to access assistance
- Domestic violence counselling for women and children
- Access to emergency accommodation
- Need and risk assessments
- Safety planning
- Practical assistance and support accessing legal, medical, financial, education, employment and housing services
- Women’s and children's groups
- Support services and assistance for children
- Referral and advocacy
- Outreach Support
Nunga Miminar supports Aboriginal women and their children escaping domestic violence (boys up to 12 years). Referral required from Crisis Care or domestic violence service.
Nunga Miminar services include:
- Emergency accommodation - up to three months
- Medium term supported accommodation - up to six months
- Counselling, advocacy and support
- Information and referral
- Outreach support services to transitional clients
The Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service (LCDV) supports women and children in the South-East who are experiencing domestic violence, are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to violence are eligible for this service.
LCDV provides support accommodation in one, two and three bedroom units and houses, with services available across the Limestone Coast region. In addition LCDV provides outreach support for women, individual case management, professional counselling, information and referral for housing options, medical, legal, income and advocacy.
For a confidential assessment please call 8723 1385 or 1800 631 385.
1800RESPECT is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.
When you contact 1800RESPECT you will speak with a trained counsellor, who will listen and support you in what feels right for your situation.
If you or someone you know requires confidential support call 1800 737 732 or use their confidential online chat service located on their website 24/7.
If anyone is in immediate danger - please call 000 now!
Triple Zero (000) is Australia's primary telephone number for assistance to life threatening or critical emergency situations and works on mobile and fixed telephone lines.
112 is the International emergency number available on mobile phones but not fixed line telephones. Dialling 112 directs you to the same Triple Zero (000) call service and does not give your call priority over Triple Zero (000).
106 is for anyone with a hearing or speech impairment who require police, fire or ambulance. 106 directs you to the TTY (also known as a teletypewriter or textphone). This service is provided by the National Relay Service (NRS) and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Both 000 and 112 will work even if you do not have credit on your mobile phone and are not charged.
Police Assistance Line for non-urgent police assistance call 13 14 44.
Luke Batty Foundation closed its doors on 2nd June 2018. Funds have been distributed to other domestic and family violence prevention and response initiatives across Australia.
For more information on the services that received the funding please see the website.
A new booklet focusing on the issues surrounding domestic violence and the support services available for those in the Murray-Mallee Region.
Drawing on previous resources, information and combining the collective knowledge and experiences of individuals and agencies this new booklet covers an extensive range of topics associated with domestic violence and uses examples to help provide context as to the effects of domestic violence as well as providing strategies in dealing with the many scenarios that could be encountered. The range of safety planning and resources specific to the region make for a substantial and conclusive list for anyone in threat of domestic violence in the Murray - Mallee Region.
No matter what living arrangement domestic or family violence occurs in, everyone has a right to live in a safe and secure environment without the threat of violence. Domestic violence does not discriminate, it occurs across all cultures, across all socio-economic backgrounds, in all types of intimate relationships and at any stage of relationships – marriage, defacto, dating or separated.
The booklet will be available across a range of Council Departments but is available as a PDF below in the related News Article available on the Affordable SA app.
The information in the booklet has been compiled from various sources which include the Central and Southern DV Service booklets. The content is not original to the MBRCVAWC and is not used for any financial purposes.
The file is large so please consider if your mobile data plan is limited.
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.
Available 24/7 on 1300 789 978
It features videos, online counselling and forums to help assist men in range of issues.
- Men and emotions
- Separation and Parenting
- Managing Relationships
- Managing Anger
The Women's Information Service provides information to South Australian women online, over the phone and in person. We aim to increase access to information that promotes choice and empowerment.
The Women’s Information Service (WIS) also provides a Family Court Support Service. This is a free and confidential service providing trained volunteers to accompany women to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide. Court processes can be very stressful and take a long time, meaning that women can spend a lot of time waiting alone, which can be daunting.
The Family Court Support (FCS) service provides volunteers to accompany women to court. Volunteers attend a comprehensive training program and are experienced in court processes, giving them the skills and knowledge to accompany women to court and provide the support they need. They can also provide access to Secure Rooms and Childcare to assist you in attending court room proceedings.
Where there has been a history of domestic violence, it is recommended that you book a secure room at the court. This service offered by the court provides a safe space away from other parties in your court case, where you can wait until your case is called. Security guards can escort you to and from the secure room.
Free childcare is available at court, however priority is given to court ordered matters and is provided on a ‘first in, first served’ basis. You are not able to book this service.
You can talk to The Women's Information Service about:
Family life and relationships
Domestic/family violence, sexual assault and safety
Health and wellbeing
Accommodation and housing issues
Financial security and independence
Women's groups and events
Education, training and career paths
or anything at all...
We can discuss options and choices relevant to your individual situation.