Crisis accommodation – for women escaping violence and perpetrators of violence 2.12
As well as our $4 million commitment to provide additional crisis accommodation facilities in both the metropolitan and regional areas, we will work towards ending the use of motels as temporary accommodation for women experiencing domestic and family violence.
What have we achieved
This action requires a multi-layered approach. The State Government led three workshops (for metropolitan, regional and Aboriginal people) and has since funded more than $650,000 to the Victim Support Service for the Staying Home, Staying Safe, program. Through the SA Housing Authority, the State Government has also delivered 40 crisis accommodation beds, including 16 in metropolitan Adelaide (8 North, 6 South), 17 in regional areas, and 9 for perpetrators.
What is next
The State Government will continue investigating policy options and initiatives and monitoring success.
What difference will we make
Housing is primary to the safety, security and independence and women and families facing violence. The State Government will continue to work will all sectors to improve understanding and awareness of these important issues.