Victim Support Service (VSS) provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia. We work in partnership with other organisations, we're not a government agency or part of the police and you don't have to report a crime to get our help. It doesn’t matter where the crime happened and you can call us any time after the crime, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.
We have an office in Adelaide and offices in seven country areas.
For support call Helpdesk: 1800 VICTIM (1800 842846)
In partnership with Survivors and Mates Support Network, we are pleased to announce two important upcoming events:
Health Professionals Workshop: “Working with adult male survivors of child sexual abuse – the SAMSN Approach” – a free workshop to be held on Tuesday 1 September. To find out more and to register click here.
Eight week facilitated support group for Male Survivors of childhood sexual abuse – commences Tuesday 13 October at 6pm to 8pm. To find out more and to register, click here.
VSS is pleased to announce that we are now providing
Call 1800 VICTIM (1800 842846)
Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service (WDVCAS)
A critical new service being delivered by Victim Support Service (VSS) directly assists victims of domestic violence to navigate legal matters including Intervention Orders. This is a free, confidential service which provides a greater level of support within the court system for victims of family and domestic violence.
Legal officers provide support and advocate on behalf of women who have difficulties applying for an Intervention Order, reporting a breach or raising safety concerns.
The service is statewide, and operates from the VSS network of metro and regional service centres. The WDVCAS team is located at the VSS office at Halifax Street, Adelaide, next to the Court precinct, and provides outreach into the existing VSS regional offices when required. VSS Regional staff can arrange a video-link via the VSS videoconferencing system to connect regional clients to the legal team in Adelaide.
Women can access the service from anywhere in South Australia using the free-call telephone number 1800 VICTIM (842846) or via the VSS website http://www.victimsa.org/referral_form.php.
Nominations Now Open!
VSS Victim Worker of the Year 2014-15
The VSS Victim Worker of the Year Award is presented annually to up to two workers – a ‘volunteer’ award and a ‘professional’ award – to recognise both volunteer and professional staff who have made a significant difference to victims’ lives.
To nominate someone please complete the nominations form here and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 7th October 2015.