The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring more Victorian families can access assistance for family violence and child wellbeing, with a major step towards bringing The Orange Door network to Western Melbourne.
Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced the lease has been signed for the Orange Door Network in Western Melbourne, with a brand new site in Werribee. The Werribee site will be supported by additional locations, including access points, outposted services and outreach services.
The $448 million Orange Door network is an Australian-first initiative that has helped more than 140,000 people, including more than 55,000 children, since it began – bringing together workers from specialist family violence, child and family, Aboriginal and men’s services.
The network is currently operating in eight regions across the state, including the Central Highlands, Loddon, Barwon, Inner Gippsland, North East Melbourne, Bayside Peninsula, Mallee and Goulburn – and the remaining nine will be open by the end of next year.
It’s part of the Labor Government’s record more than $3 billion investment to address gendered violence following the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams
“The Orange Door network ensures people experiencing family violence can get the co-ordinated support they need, when they need it, closer to home.”
“We are getting on with delivering The Orange Door network to families of Western Melbourne by the end of 2022.”
Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“This Orange Door will make a real difference for women and families in the region – ensuring they can access the family violence and wellbeing support they need when they need it, close to home.”
Reviewed 26 May 2021