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The Women’s and Children’s Health Network acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Supporting Aboriginal Families and Communities

Yarrow Place is a culturally safe place where Aboriginal families can come to discuss sensitive issues about rape and sexual assault.

Yarrow: means ‘healing flower’

At Yarrow Place

  • we acknowledge Aboriginal history and it’s contexts that have contributed to the social and emotional aspects of generational trauma.
  • we understand the importance of breaking the silence of rape and sexual assault, by working in partnership with other service providers to support families and communities
  • we welcome you to come and share your stories without the overwhelming feeling of guilt and shame
  • we understand the importance of making Aboriginal communities a safer place for the next generations to come
  • we understand the importance of treating people with integrity, dignity and respect.

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service is a unique place that provides quiet talking time, caring support and medical care to persons over the age of 16 who are victims of rape or sexual violence.

At Yarrow Place

  • all rape and sexual assault services are free.
  • you will be listened to, believed and not judged.
  • you will be given information in relation to medical, legal and counselling options, in a way that you will understand.
  • it is entirely your decision, your choice, if you do not want the Police involved.
  • you have the right to a service where you may spiritually heal.
  • we respect your choices and rights in making your final decision.
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