24/7 Domestic Violence Crisis Line 2.11
The South Australia Housing Authority and the Office for Women are working with the operator of the Crisis Line (Women's Safety Services of South Australia) and 1800RESPECT. We are updating the crisis line service model to provide seamless 24/7 services, including a redesigned first response to women experiencing domestic and family violence. We will also work with providers to improve the connections between the Crisis Line and 1800RESPECT.
What have we achieved
The Domestic Violence Crisis Line is now funded as a 24-hour service by the State Government. An additional $1.66 million has been committed to 2022.
What is next
Future budget announcements will be made at a later date.
What difference will we make
The Domestic Violence Crisis Line is now staffed 24 hours a day, every day, by specialised domestic violence counsellors, following the State Government’s $1.66 million funding commitment to the Women’s Safety Service of SA. The extra funding means the crisis line has been able to staff their operations around the clock and means women living in violent or abusive relationships are able to access immediate, specialist support when they need help most.