Sexual Assault Support Service – Townsville Region


Contact Details

Phone 07 4775 7555
Hours Monday 9.00am – 4.45pm

Tuesday 9.00am – 4.45pm,

Wednesday 9.00am – 12.30pm

Thursday 9.00am – 4.45pm, 5pm – 8pm appointment only

Friday 9.00am – 4.45pm

Email sass@thewomenscentre.org.au
Address 118 Charles Street
Aitkenvale QLD 4814
Website http://www.sasstr.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/NQCWS/

 

Service Area

The Sexual Assault Support Service - Townsville Region provides outreach to Charters Towers, Ingham, Ayr, and the Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre.

 

 

Summary of Service

The Women’s Centre incorporates the Sexual Assault Support Service - Townsville Region, a Specialist Homelessness Service and a Women’s Health Service. The Sexual Assault Support Service provides a 24hr response to people presenting at Police stations, the Hospital or GP clinics, as a part of the Townsville Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The Townsville SART is a free and confidential support service to people who have experienced  sexual assault.  Townsville's SART comprises counsellors from the Sexual Assault Support Service, detectives from the Sexual Crimes Unit, nurse examiners from the Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit,and social work staff from Townsville University Hospital.

Free counselling services are offered to victims over 12 in the Townsville region.

 

Programs and Initiatives

  • free counselling
  • information and referral
  • homelessness support
  • group activities such as yoga and craft
  • therapeutic groups
  • playgroup
  • Daily support crisis response service

 

Emergency Relief

Available to women working with our counsellors or homelessness caseworkers.

 

Accessibility

 

Safe Space/Waiting Area

We provide a safe space for women during business hours.