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About us

Southern Domestic Violence Service (SDVS) was established in 1999.
There are two services that sit under SDVS – SADVS and Ninko Kurtangga Patpangga (Ninko for short – By your side in the South).
SADVS offers mainstream services and Ninko focuses on services for Aboriginal women and children and non-Aboriginal women with Aboriginal children.
Both sites offer accommodation and outreach services to women and children experiencing the effects of domestic and family violence.
Our beliefs

  • Violence against women is a crime and denies their human rights
  • All women and children should live in a safe and secure place
  • We understand that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the First People of Australia and have a special connection to country and that needs to be supported
  • We are a place where women and children can rest and make good decisions for their future
  • We believe that mums want the best for their families. We want to work with you to make this happen
  • in your life
  • Everyone in the family is important including children. That means we support mums and children to link with supports that will help them now and in the future with education

A feminist framework
The work of SDVS is underpinned by a feminist framework that encompasses the following values:

  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Equity
  • Inclusive of differences
  • Belief in women’s and children’s stories and experiences

We believe that women and children have a right to a safe and non-violent environment.

Southern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service
Southern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service provides accommodation and outreach (non-accommodation) services to women and children when they are experiencing violence. This could be from a partner (including same-sex relationships), children or other family members.
Our services include:

  • Accommodation for women and children that is safe and will support you through the crisis
  • Counselling and support (non-accommodation)
  • Link to Aboriginal and mainstream services that can support you
  • Support and referrals for financial and legal matters
  • Looking at long-term housing options
  • Helping your children through difficult times
  • Connecting women and children to education and training
  • Groups for women and children.

Southern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service
(08) 8382 0066
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
SDVS_SADVS brochure

Ninko Kurtangga Patpangga
Ninko Kurtangga Patpangga is a Kaurna name and means ‘By your side in the South’ but we are
often called Ninko.
We provide emergency accommodation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children
when they are experiencing violence. This could be from a partner, a child or other family members.
Our services include:

  • Safe supported accommodation
  • Yarning and support through difficult times
  • Links to Aboriginal and mainstream services that can support you
  • Support and referrals for financial and legal matters
  • Looking at long-term housing options
  • Helping your children through difficult times
  • Connecting children and adults to education and training
  • Groups for women and children.

Ninko Kurtangga Patpangga
Southern Regional Aboriginal Family Violence Service
(08) 8297 9644
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
SDVS_NKP brochure

What does crisis accommodation look like?
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Employment opportunities

Staffing compliment
The service staff: Executive Officer, Director of Services, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, 2 x Team Leaders (1 per site), 5 x Domestic Violence Case Managers (SADVS), 1 x Aboriginal Family Violence Worker (SADVS), 3 x Aboriginal Family Violence Workers (NKP), 2 x Children & Young People’s Advocates (1 per site), 2 x Women Safety Contact Officers (1 per site), and 2 x Administrative Assistants.

Job vacancies

 

Community partnerships

Southern Housing Round Table
Onkaparinga Collaborative Approach for the Prevention of Domestic and Aboriginal
Family Violence (OCA)
The Southern Domestic Violence Action Group
SDVAG provides an open forum and public voice for the southern community to address issues and enable actions that prevent domestic violence for the benefit of women and children. The group provides free information, resources and community education; lobbies for appropriate services for those who are affected by domestic violence; and encourages all people to take a stance against violence. Meetings are held monthly to exchange information and plan projects.
For more information visit: http://southerndvag.com/

Southern Domestic Violence Community Development Network
The Southern Domestic Violence Community Development Network (SDVCDN) builds a bridge of connection between the Southern Adelaide community for women and children who have been subjected to domestic violence. The Network includes City of Onkaparinga, Children’s Centres, Housing SA and other housing organisations, church and community groups and local organisations.
Some of the Network’s projects include:

  • Welcome lunches
  • Quilt making
  • Photo voice
  • Art in the park
  • Butterfly walk for non-violence (coming soon)
  • Training and development for staff and workers around community development principles.

Contact Jesse at 8382 0066 or jesser@sdvs.org.au to find out more about the Network and how you can join.

 

 

Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services of SA
http://www.dvsa.com.au


Government legislation

Resources and further information

Coalition of Women’s Domestic violence Service
http://www.dvsa.com.au/

1800 RESPECT
http://www.1800respect.org.au/

Domestic Violence Clearing House
http://www.adfvc.unsw.edu.au/
Central DV Service
http://www.cdvs.com.au
Northern DV service
http://www.ndvs.asn.au
Yarredi Services
http://www.yarredi.org.au/
AWAVA
http://awava.org.au
Department of Human Services (previously Centrelink)
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/
Junction Australia
http://junctionaustralia.org.au/
South Australia Police – Help and support for domestic violence
http://www.police.sa.gov.au/sapol/safety_security/domestic_violence/help_support_for_domestic_violence.jsp