If you are at risk or injured right now, please call 000 immediately.
If you are unsafe and need shelter and protection, please call us on
08 8952 6075, or come to us at the shelter and we can help you.
Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia is a safe place for you and your children.
Who we help
We provide support services for all women in Central Australia who have experienced – or are at risk of experiencing – domestic, family or sexual violence.
Domestic violence can be in the form of physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, social, spiritual or financial abuse. Nobody has the right to be violent towards you.
If you feel unsafe or at risk, you can come to us. There are staff available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We can sit with you if you need to talk about your safety and options if you need immediate shelter and protection. There are ways we can help now and in the future.
Our Alice Springs shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Along with immediate shelter, we provide case management, risk assessment and safety planning. We can also refer you to another service in town, for further support if needed.
Our Outreach Program consists of two teams – Urban Outreach and Remote Outreach. Both teams can give you support to help you be safe at home, or wherever you are staying.
The urban teams support all women in Alice Springs, while the remote teams visit Yuendumu, Papunya, Anmatjere (Ti Tree) and Ntaria (Hermannsburg).
Other places to find help and support
There are a lot of things that you might need help with when you are experiencing domestic and family violence. We can help you with most of them – from complicated things like going to court, to other things like getting phone credit.
If we can’t help you, we know who can! We can connect you with other organisations and help you keep track of what’s happening.
Some of the issues you might need help with could be:
accommodation and housing
Centrelink and BasicsCard
drugs and alcohol
mental and physical health care.
Some of the other agencies we work with include:
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC)
Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS)
Drugs and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA sobering up shelter)
NPY Women’s Council (NPY)
Sexual Assault Referral Service (SARC)
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja)