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Women’s Information Service has a new home in Adelaide’s CBD

2015-04-27

South Australian women can access support on family, relationships, health and wellbeing from the Women's Information Service, which has moved to a new CBD location.

Minister for the Status of Women Gail Gago said the WIS is now located with the Office for Women on the ground floor at 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, and is open from 10am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

"The new shopfront is refreshed and maintains all existing services including free internet and Wi-Fi access, a private space for discussions, and lots of helpful reading material," Ms Gago said.

"The WIS continues to provide valuable information to South Australian women online, over the phone and in person.

"Friendly staff are available at the shopfront to help you find information on a range of topics, and to discuss any issues you may have in a safe and confidential environment. A free confidential referral service is also available.

"Trained volunteers familiar with court processes, provide support and accompany women to the Family and Federal Magistrates Court in Adelaide through a Family Court Support program offered by the WIS.

"Other services include free annual tax assistance between July and October and a monthly Ombudsman outreach service on the last Tuesday of each month.

"Regional South Australian women can access the WIS through the Rural Women's Phone Link Up or by visiting one of the Women's Information Hubs across the state.

"The State Government is proud to continue offering this important service and recognises the critical role that the Office for Women, part of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, plays in supporting the needs of South Australian women.

"Volunteers are key to the success of the WIS and make a difference to the lives of many women in South Australia."

To find out more about volunteer training programs visit www.officeforwomen.sa.gov.au/womens-information-service/volunteering.

For more information about the WIS phone 1800 188 158 or visit www.wis.sa.gov.au.

More information is also available through social media on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/sawomen, Pinterest account www.pinterest.com/WomensInfoSA or follow WIS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WIS_Adelaide.

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