Domestic violence crisis housing shortage in South Australia drives victims to sleeping rough in bush

Support services in regional South Australia say they are experiencing a critical shortage of accommodation for domestic violence victims

Support services in regional South Australia say they are experiencing a critical shortage of accommodation for domestic violence victims who are at times having to sleep rough in the bush.

Major service providers in Riverland, Limestone Coast, and Yorke and Mid North regions have told the ABC they are all experiencing a major shortage.

The plight of 70-year-old woman whose neck and arm was broken by her partner is a prime example of the desperation survivors are in to find refuge.

A Centacare manager for Riverland, Samantha McKay, who is supporting the women, said her partner was soon to be released from custody and she had nowhere to stay when he is out. Read more