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 are 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 when the crime happened and you can call us any time after the crime, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.
Will be held on Monday 29 October
4:45pm for 5pm start
In the VSS Training and Conference Centre
Level 2, 33 Franklin Street
Minutes from the last year’s AGM will be available at this event unless requested beforehand from firstname.lastname@example.org
Victim Support Service is very pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2017 - 2018 Victim Worker of the Year Awards. The Victim Worker of the Year Awards are presented every year to two workers who have made a positive difference in the lives of people impacted by crime or abuse. There are two categories: a ‘volunteer’ award and a ‘professional’ award. Check out the eligibility criteria for each category. If you know someone who has made a positive difference in the lives of people impacted by crime and abuse, we would love to hear from you!
The Victim Support Service Annual Report for 2016-17 is now available to view or download
‘MySafePlace’ is a key component of the Safely Together Program, a new service for children who have experienced family and domestic abuse.
MySafePlace turns children’s dream bedroom designs into a reality, helping them to feel safe and secure in their own home and support their recovery from family and domestic abuse.
These bedroom makeovers are much more than a TV ‘feel-good’ renovation – they will make a lasting difference in the lives of many children and families.
Since 2011 our Staying Home, Staying Safe (SHSS) program has improved the safety and reduced the risk of homelessness for over 4,000 women affected by family and domestic abuse in South Australia by improving their home security, but the funding for this program does not extend to providing specific support to children.
That’s where MySafePlace steps in. This initiative, along with other components of the Safely Together Program will provide a greater level of support for children to help them feel safer in their own home.
Children will also have access to counselling and therapeutic interventions to improve their psychological wellbeing as part of the program.
The Safely Together Program is funded by the Attorney-General’s Department (SA) under the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants.
For more information about our Child Victims of Crime Advocacy Campaign, go to our Create Change page.
This successful pilot program ended on 30 June 2017 and is currently being evaluated.
Mental Heath Week 7 - 13 October [website]
Mind Your Health!
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Let’s take care of it together.
Mental Health Week is an annual, national event that aims to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing. World Mental Health Day is marked every year on 10 October.
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