Our Alice Springs shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need help or support, call 08 8952 6075.
At Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia, we provide support and immediate shelter for you and your children or grandchildren.
An average stay for most women is anywhere from a few days, to a few weeks. Our shelter is high security and has 30 beds.
Our focus is to provide a space for you, where you can feel safe and supported, while you decide what to do next. When you come to us we respect your privacy — what you tell us remains confidential.
Along with case management, risk assessment, safety planning and emergency relief, we can also refer you to other services in town, such as our counselling appointments, to get the support you need.
Safety Planning and Risk Assessment
Our staff can work alongside you to support you to make a plan for you to be safe.
Your safety plan focuses on your needs, your situation, and what keeps you safe. This might include:
talking about who the safe people in your life are
arranging a domestic violence order (DVO)
letting the police know about your situation
relocating you to a different house, town or community if necessary.
Supporting Your Children
Children are often unintentional victims of domestic and family violence. We want them to feel safe and supported too, when they come to the shelter with you.
All of our staff work to create a positive atmosphere that supports children and focuses on their individual needs. Stability during times of crisis is really important for children, so we try to:
support you to make sure they can keep going to school
provide a happy and healthy environment for them to learn, play and feel safe.
We have facilities set up for children of all ages, including a new playground and activity space. We also have a family room equipped with games, movies, paints, crafts and books.
We can also refer children to other services if they need more help.