About WSSSA

Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA) supports women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence. We are an organisation committed to helping people find safety and support during and after experiencing abuse.

WSSSA has a range of programs and services over numerous sites to assist people in South Australia.

When you contact us, whether through the Domestic Violence Crisis Line or one of our programs directly, we will believe you, hear your story, talk with you about your concerns, work with you to understand your risk, hear from you about what you want and support your safety.

We believe all women and children have the right to live safely in their homes, and that experiencing domestic and family violence is a fundamental breach of human rights. We advocate for all perpetrators of violence to be held accountable for their actions.

Most of all, we believe domestic violence is everyone’s business and that all levels of society must work together to strive for its elimination.

Our Mission

To provide an integrated response to individuals experiencing domestic and family violence, by providing specialised, accessible and flexible services in South Australia

Our objectives

To provide safe options and services for women, as well as their children, who have been impacted by domestic and family violence.

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To use knowledge, evidence and innovation to enhance our delivery of our services.

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To engage and retain quality staff with an intersectional feminist understanding of domestic and family violence

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To develop partnerships that contribute to the elimination of domestic and family violence

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To improve the capacity of the South Australian community and community services sector to respond to domestic and family violence

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To ensure organisational governance complies with relevant legal and contractual obligations 

Our Values

Safety

The safety and needs of the individual and their children is central to all WSSSA responses

Our Structure

We are a non government organisation and operate under a board of management.

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Annual report 2018-2019 | Annual report 2016-2017 | Strategic Plan 2020-2023

Our Board

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Maurine Pyke QC


Chair - Board of Management

Chair - Finance and Audit Committee

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Vicki Jacobs

Treasurer – Board of Management

Committee Member – Finance and Audit Committee

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Sarah Wendt


Deputy Chair – Board of Management

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Helen Radoslovich

Secretary - Board of Management


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Jacky Dakin

Board Member – Board of Management


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Hon Lea Stevens BSc Grad Dip Ed

Board Member – Board of Management


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Marta Lohyn BA (Hons) MA

Board Member – Board of Management

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Sharon Walker-Roberts

Board Member – Board of Management
Committee Member – Finance and Audit Committee

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Maria Hagias

Chief Executive Officer

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