At-risk women in Whyalla will have access to more Domestic Violence support than ever before, from October 22, thanks to the growing network of safety in regional centres.
The seventh women’s safety hub will open in Whyalla next week after being fast-tracked with a $325 thousand injection from the Federal Government during the pandemic.
Further hubs are also in the works for Goolwa and Port Pirie – and now a tenth hub is set to open in Port Lincoln.
The hubs are tailored to the region, with information and referrals for DV support, as well as housing, police and legal matters, family intervention, financial counselling, mental health services and substance abuse services.
Most hubs also offer private drop-in spaces with phone and computer access for women who can’t freely access help services in their own home.
The new regional safety hubs are located at:
- Port Augusta – run by KWY, 47 Stirling Rd Port Augusta. Now open.
- Whyalla – The Haven at Centacare Catholic Country SA Whyalla. Opens next week.
- Port Pirie – now recruiting volunteers
In addition, the Government funds the newly established state-wide Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence Alliance frontline service locations:
- Whyalla Regional Domestic Violence Service (Centacare Catholic Family Services)
- Yorke and Mid-North Domestic Violence Service (Uniting Country SA)
- Port Augusta Regional Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Service (Uniting Country SA)
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 800 098
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732