More than 50,000 Victorians have attended an Orange Door during the past year. A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Orange Door gives Victorian women and children access to the support and services they need when they are experiencing family violence.
There are five Orange Doors – in Frankston, Geelong, Morwell, Mildura and North Melbourne. Frankston was the first established – and has now been in operation for 12 months.
Women, children and young people who attend Orange Doors are able to access specialist family services in a safe and secure environment – or get extra support with the care of children.
The Orange Door brings together workers from specialist family violence services, child and family services, Aboriginal services and services aimed at perpetrators. The model is designed to make it easier for people to seek help and support earlier. Locations are clearly visible and close to public transport.
Twelve more Orange Doors are planned to be up and running by 2022.