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Single Mother Domestic Violence Support Directory

South Australia Domestic Violence Support


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South Australia - Domestic Violence Crisis Service
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service provides:
information about financial assistance, moving house, police, legal procedures, and court matters
telephone counselling
advocacy
support for women.
They can help you find safe accommodation if you need it
Women do not have to be experiencing violence currently in order to use this service. Help is available throughout, and after, the experience of domestic (family) violence.
Phone 1800 80 00 98 during office hours.
TTY (TELEPHONE TYPEWRITER) is available, but a minute or two of patience is required whilst a worker transfers the call to TTY


South Australia - Domestic Violence Service
The Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service (LCDVS) supports women and children in the South-East who are experiencing domestic violence.  The Service provides supported accommodation in one, two and three bedroom units and houses. They also provide outreach support for women who do not require accommodation but are still experiencing domestic violence, in keeping with our belief that the ideal place for a woman and her children is their own home
http://www.centacare.org.au

South Australia - Murray Mallee Adelaide Hills Domestic Violence Service
Domestic and family violence is a criminal act and a breach of human rights.  For families in the Murray Mallee, Adelaide Hills and Coorong areas, support is available through Centacare. The Murray Mallee Adelaide Hills Domestic Violence Service provides support to women and children experiencing or escaping family and domestic violence to ensure their safety.  Our services include crisis support, case management and co-ordination, risk and safety assessments, safety planning, advocacy, and counselling for people in the Murray Mallee, Adelaide Hills and Coorong areas.
http://www.centacare.org.au

Riverland Domestic Violence Service
Safety is a fundamental human right and we support women and children to reclaim and maintain their right to safety. The Riverland Domestic Violence Service (RDVS) supports women and children in the Riverland who are experiencing domestic violence.  The Service provides short-term accommodation, confidential and professional counselling, information and referrals for options in housing, medical, legal, income and advocacy.  We also provide outreach support for women who do not require accommodation but are still experiencing domestic violence
http://www.centacare.org.au

South Australia - Whyalla Regional Domestic Violence Service
The service is a DCSI accredited Specialist Homelessness Service and Preferred Support Provider for a range of specialised programs to assist women and their children who have, or are experiencing domestic or Aboriginal family violence. These programs include:
Crisis Housing Program
Transitional Housing Program

There is no fee for service, however, payment of rent is required for the Housing programs http://www.centacare.org.au

South Australia - Parenting SA - Adelaide - DV Group for women
Check this list for the latest single parent and domestic violence womens groups in South Australia
www.parenting.sa.gov.au


South Australia - Parenting SA - Adelaide - DV Group for women
A group for women who have been or are living in an abusive, violent relationship. 8 wkly sessions. Call to register for the next group - Ph: 8202 5190. Free.
www.parenting.sa.gov.au



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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the

kids

are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.

Centrelink

plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a

divorce

or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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