For culturally & linguistically diverse women

FOR WOMEN (in addition to other listings)

Statewide CALD Domestic Violence Service (Migrant Women’s Support Service) 8346 9417 (Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm)
This service can:

  • support you with someone who speaks your language and understands your culture
  • provide confidential crisis and support service
  • refer you to emergency accommodation services.

Their website also provides information about domestic violence in a range of languages.

This website includes an international directory of domestic violence agencies and information about domestic violence in over 80 languages.  To access information about domestic violence in your language, click here.

Multicultural SA
MHS provides statewide health information, advice and education for individuals and groups, in relation to primary care for recent refugee and other humanitarian arrivals, focusing on the first year of settlement. To contact, call 8237 3900.

Migrant Resource Centre
Offers a variety of services to migrant and refugee women.

 Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service STARRS
Provides individual and group counselling, information, support and advocacy to refugees and migrants.

Australian Refugee Association
Provides assistance to refugees and migrants to settle and fully establish themselves in Australia with independence and dignity. To contact, call 8354 2951.

Women may qualify for a crisis payment from Centrelink, but they must contact them within 7 days of the crisis. To speak to Centrelink in a language other than English call 13 12 02. To access information in different languages visit their We Speak Your Language webpage.

Family Law Courts
The Family Law Courts have a number of brochures translated into different languages. To access these, click here.

FOR WORKERS (assisting CALD women experiencing domestic violence)

Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia
The peak organisation that services and advocates for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia.

Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
Provides publications and resources about domestic violence.  To access research specifically about CALD women’s experience of domestic violence, use their Research and Resources Database.  To access information pertaining to good practice, access their Good Practice Database.  They have also recently published an Issues Paper entitled Implementing Legal Empowerment Strategies to Prevent Domestic Violence in New and Emerging Communities.

Centre for culture, ethnicity and health
There is a particular focus on cultural integrity in service delivery.

Getting Talking: Empowering Liberian women to address issues of domestic violence and promote healthy relationships is a report written by Lana Zannettino PhD about a program run by Central Domestic Violence Service in partnership with the Liberian Women’s Gathering.