Services - South Australia

These links are a good start, if you are after further information. Some of these services will refer you to other services and websites – be sure to persist until you find what you are after.

IN AN EMERGENCY, PHONE POLICE: 000

Child Protection South Australia

Website: http://www.dfc.sa.gov.au/pub/default.aspx?tabid=249
You can report suspected child abuse through any of the Families SA district centres or by calling the 24 hour Child Abuse Report Line on 131 478. Calls to this line are confidential.

For more general information, as a starting point you could try:

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800
Website: http://www.kidshelpline.com.au
If you need someone to talk to, you can call the Kids Helpline. You can call the Kids Helpline for free any time, any day to talk about any problems or issues you have. The Kids Helpline is confidential which means that anything you talk about will be kept private. (Kids Helpline).

Youth Services

Office for Youth - Youth Website

Website: http://www.officeforyouth.sa.gov.au/

Alcohol and Drug Issues

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia

Phone: 1300 13 1340
Website: http://www.dassa.sa.gov.au

Children and Youth Health

Phone: 8303 1500
Website: http://cyh.com.au
Youth Healthline: 1300 13 17 19
Parent Helpline: 1300 364 100

Streetlink Youth Health Service

Phone: (08) 8231 4844
Email: streetlink@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

Legal Advice

Children’s and Youth Legal Service of SA

Phone: (08) 8342 1800
Email: ccls@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

To find community legal and legal support in South Australia, visit:

Law Society of South Australia

Website: http://www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/legal_portal/community_legal_support_services.asp

Men

Men’s Information and Support Centre

Torrens Building
200 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 0404 604 426
Email: info@misc.com.au
Website: http://www.misc.com.au

Domestic Violence Helpline

Phone: 1800 800 098 (24 hrs)
Counselling for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends. Counselling for people who commit domestic violence.

White Ribbon

Website: http://www.whiteribbonday.org.au
The White Ribbon Foundation of Australia aims to eliminate violence against women by promoting culture-change around the issue. The major strategies to achieve this are a national media campaign as well as education & male leadership programs aimed at men and boys around Australia. (WRD).

XY Online

Website: http://www.xyonline.net
XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. (XY).

Women

Crisis Support Services

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Phone: 1300 782 200 (24 hours)

Domestic Violence Helpline

Phone: 1800 800 098 (24 hrs)
Counselling for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends. Counselling for people who commit domestic violence.

Crisis Care

Phone: 131 611
After hours crisis support. 4pm-9am plus weekends & public hols.

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service (North Adelaide)

Phone: 1800 817 421 - (08) 8226 8787 (after hours and emergency)
Email: info@yarrowplace.sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.yarrowplace.sa.gov.au

Information

Domestic Violence Helpline

Phone: 1800 800 098 (24 hrs)
Counselling for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends. Counselling for people who commit domestic violence.

Women’s Information Service of South Australia

Phone: (08) 8303 0590 - 1800 188 158