Orange Door set to expand family violence services in the Yarra Ranges

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the opening of another Orange Door network site in the Yarra Ranges. Picture: ON FILE

TA free family violence service for adults, children, young people and families needing support with the well-being of their children is looking to expand in the Yarra Ranges.

The Orange Door network was established in 2018 as a key recommendation of the landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence, with workers from specialist family violence, men’s, Aboriginal and child and family services providing crisis assistance, risk assessment and safety planning and support for parents, children and young people.

A Victorian Government spokesperson  said opening a new Orange Door network in Outer Eastern Melbourne provides much-needed family violence and wellbeing support for families, where they need it, closer to home.

“People living in the Yarra Ranges can access The Orange Door Network by phone and email and face to face in Croydon, with further sites also planned in Yarra Ranges including Belgrave and Yarra Junction – ensuring that help and support is available across the region no matter where you live,” they said.

“Victoria is leading the nation with its work to end family violence, with more than $3.7 billion invested since the Royal Commission into Family Violence – more than every other state and territory combined, and more than the Commonwealth.”

More than 216,000 people across Victoria, including more than 87,000 children, have been assisted since Orange Door commenced operation, and the Orange Door Outer Eastern Melbourne site at 4/16 Devon St, Croydon is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said reaching out for help when experiencing family violence may be the hardest thing a person will do.

“We are making sure that accessing advice and support is as easy as possible, no matter where you live,” she said.

“We are already seeing the power of services working together to support child and family wellbeing, with thousands of people accessing the Orange Door since it began – now, more families across Melbourne’s east have access to the support they need, closer to home.”

The network consists of a strong partnership between Anglicare Victoria, Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service, Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Service, the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency and the Victorian Government.

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