Crisis Support

1800RESPECT                                             1800 737 732

Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

Aboriginal Family Support Services         (08) 8205 1500

Crisis accommodation for children and young people.

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement         (08) 8113 3777

Legal advice (civil law, criminal law, child protection, domestic violence), and financial counselling.

Aboriginal Sobriety Group                         (08) 8223 4204

Supported transitional and crisis accommodation. Transporting individuals who are vulnerable, under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, and at risk of harm or being involved in anti-social behaviour, minimising the contact with the justice system. Drug and alcohol interventions.

ac.care                                                            1300 222 273

Specialist homelessness service, crisis accommodation & financial counselling.

Anglicare SA                                                 (08) 8305 9200

Emergency Assistance: responding to practical needs and providing relief through the provision of food, clothing, pharmacy vouchers (for needed medication), shoe vouchers for children, blankets and other linen. Financial Counselling.  Suicide support.

Backpacks 4 SA Kids                                   0414 490 003

Backpacks provided containing age appropriate emergency clothing, toiletries and other necessary supplies (such as nappies, bottles and cuddle toys) for children aged 0-16 years who are taken into care as a result of neglect or abuse, or who need to quickly leave their homes due to family violence, or who are experiencing homelessness. Home Starter Packs to support families who are starting again after being affected by domestic violence. Anchor packs for young people aged 12-25 years experiencing primary or secondary homelessness (broadly speaking sleeping rough or having only temporary, unsafe or unsuitable accommodation such as sleeping on friends’ couches).

Break the Cycle of Domestic Abuse         1800 800 098

A national 24-hour online and telephone service offering counselling and support to anyone experiencing domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault.

Centacare                                                      (08) 8215 6700

Supported accommodation for young women aged up to 25 years who are pregnant or parenting and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Supports for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. Another service that  increases parenting capacity, builds healthy relationships between parents and their children, and provides safe family environments. Early intervention, outreach, post-crisis and wait-list support to young people aged 15-25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Youth homelessness service.

Community Legal Centres 

Free legal advice, assistance and referral to community members who might otherwise not get the help the deserve.

Domestic Violence Crisis Line                 1800 800 098

Supports women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence. Helping people find safety and support during and after experiencing abuse.

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme  131 444

South Australia’s Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) provides an avenue for a person who may be at risk of domestic violence to get information about their partner or former partner, to help make decisions about their safety and the future of the relationship. A request for information can be made by either the person who is feeling unsafe in their relationship, or a person concerned about the welfare of someone they know.

Family Advocacy & Support Service       (08) 8111 5300

Provides duty lawyer and social support services to people with family law matters who have been affected by family violence. The Legal Services Commission of SA also has duty lawyers at the Family Law Courts able to assist in matters where the person is not affected by family violence.

Heart & Soul Group

A growing number of people in our community are in need of food assistance, arising from a range of often complicated circumstances. Through partnerships with major supermarkets, corporate and independent donors plus sponsors, Heart & Soul Group collects fresh food and pantry items to redistribute at free food markets held in various locations.

Kids Helpline                                               1800 55 1800

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.

Legal Services Commission (SA)              1300 366 424

Free legal advice and minor assistance through its telephone advice line and face-to-face appointments. Specialist advice can also be provided on Centrelink, migration and child support matters. When services beyond advice and minor assistance are required (e.g. representation at court), legal aid is available for eligible people on matters specified under the Commission’s guidelines.

Lifeline                                                            13 11 14

Lifeline provides compassionate support for people in crisis. No judgement. No conditions. No agenda. Just a human connection to help people get through their darkest moments. Confidential crisis support is now available via phone, text, or online chat. Anyone across Australia who is experiencing a personal crisis, contemplating suicide or caring for someone in crisis can contact Lifeline. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, our trained Crisis Supporters are ready to listen without passing judgement and to provide support and referrals.

Lived Experience Telephone Support Service   1800 013 755

A caring voice over the phone for support with mental health conditions between 5pm-11:30pm, 365 days a year.
People with mental health issues – as well as their carers, family and friends – can access a unique after-hours telephone help line. The LETSS support workers will provide non-clinical mental health support which helps people in times of distress, offers an alternative to attending emergency departments, and assists with access to appropriate in-hours services provided by state, Commonwealth or non-governmental organisations.

Lutheran Care                                                 (08) 8269 9333

Support through financial crisis. Support to families, couples and singles who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

MarionLIFE                                                     (08) 8277 0304

Emergency relief service providing food and food vouchers, toiletries, blankets, clothing support and some bill assistance. Financial counselling.

Mensline Australia                                            1300 78 99 78

A telephone and online counselling service offering support for men anytime. Advice and support on relationships, being a father, mental health difficulties, and family violence.

Men’s Referral Service                                     1300 766 491

Work with men who use family violence, and the sector that supports them to change their abusive and violent behaviour.

Puddle Jumpers                                                08 7071 5270

Committed to responding to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people. Providing opportunities and support for children and families at risk through holidays and recreational activities designed to promote personal, social and cultural growth and development.

Relationships Australia (SA)                          1300 364 277

Community Care Coordination Services for Older People Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic supports those experiencing social isolation, loneliness & heightened mental health concerns. Family and Domestic Violence support services. The Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) provides innovative and flexible early intervention support services to enhance the wellbeing of children and young people. Gambling help service. Counselling for victims of crime.

SA Brothers Inc

A Not for Profit Association, dedicated to reducing the stigma that surrounds men’s health by creating an open, non -judgmental platform, providing support to all those in need. Focus is on preventing men’s suicide. They actively encourage positive outlooks and behaviors and create a bond between mates. The S.A Brothers Team has been able to use mate ship, life experience and understanding to change future outlooks and bought many members back from the edge.

Safe Kennels DV Project                               1300 477 722

Helping pets and people in family violence situations, providing emergency accommodation for pets.

Thirilli 

Thirrili Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to contribute to the broader social wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by reducing the high rates of suicide. It does this by providing social support, practical assistance and advocacy support to affected individuals and families, family and community resilience and social wellbeing, and contributing to addressing the social disadvantage needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Uniting Communities                                   1800 615 677

Support for children and young people who may require ongoing out-of-home care, or accommodation while they are working through challenges at home. Mental health counselling. Homelessness support. Legal support with a range of legal matters. Financial support services.

Uniting Country SA                                       1300 067 777

Provides services to families, single adults and children, who are experiencing difficulties such as domestic violence, disability and mental health issues, financial distress, homelessness, and family breakdown in country SA.

Women’s Information Service                     (08) 8303 0590

Provides information to South Australian women online, over the phone and in person. Family Court support. Financial counselling. Domestic violence support.

Women’s Legal Service SA                             (08) 8231 8929

Provide legal services to benefit women in South Australia. Case manage women who do not meet the Legal Services Commission eligibility criteria and cannot afford private legal services. Priority is given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; CALD women; rural, regional, and remote women; women experiencing family violence, women living with disabilities and women with children.

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service  1800 817 421

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. Yarrow Place provides free and confidential service 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 are considering legal action.

Zahra Foundation                                        (08) 8352 1889

A South Australian based charity supporting women and children affected by domestic and family violence. Financial counselling service for women experiencing financial hardship as a result of domestic violence. Empowerment programs.