Acacia Support Service Port Hedland
Acacia Support Service Port Hedland offers high quality support for females and males, 13 years and over, who have been affected by sexual assault or sexual abuse.
Acacia’s vision is to promote ZERO – TOLERANCE toward sexual assault and abuse in the Port Hedland community by working alongside emergency services and educating and informing members of the community about the support service.
Acacia attends to all crisis calls that come from local emergency departments including Port and South Hedland Police Stations, Hedland Victims Support and Hedland Health Campus. When a survivor of sexual assault/abuse engages with these three departments, they will be informed of the crisis service Acacia provides and they will be invited to have a crisis support worker attend. Clients can receive this support throughout the police interviewing, forensic examinations and court processes.
Acacia also provides counselling during office hours to those who have experienced sexual assault and sexual abuse in the past.
The expert team of highly qualified and experienced staff at Acacia is committed to providing quality care to people who use our service.
Acacia Support Service continues to provide the following services to the community in Port Hedland:
- therapeutic counselling for survivors and their families of Port Hedland
- community education in Protective Behaviours for the Port Hedland community – we can customise a program for community groups and school education programs
- training of sexual assault/abuse awareness programs to other service providers in Port Hedland.
The service is confidential wherever possible and will not disclose information to another party without consent, unless there are concerns for that person or someone else’s safety.
Acacia is non-profit community organisation funded by Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) and is managed by a dedicated group of people. The centre employs a professionally qualified counsellor who has extensive experience in the area of sexual assault trauma.
Acacia Support Service is run by Relationships Australia WA.