For many women who access the Women’s Legal Service (SA), it is often more important to address immediate social needs such as housing, family violence counselling or mental health to ensure better legal outcomes.
The support services at Women’s Legal Service (SA) are crucial in providing women with the support to address their social issues. Women are crisis managed and securely linked in with appropriate support services in their local area. Where possible and where resources are available referrals are made to long term supports. This is to ensure that women and their families continue to receive the necessary support even after their immediate needs and legal issues have been addressed.
Support services at Women’s Legal Services include community worker(s), family advocates and financial counsellors. Access to these support services are available through Women’s Legal Service (SA).