The Orange Door network is expanding to ensure more Victorians impacted by family violence can get the help they need closer to home.
Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the rollout will be completed by 2022 with the final four Orange Door sites to open in Hume Moreland, Brimbank Melton, Western Melbourne and Outer East Melbourne.
These hubs bring together specialist family violence and perpetrator services, family services and Aboriginal services under one roof.
Workers from these services provide a range of support, from risk assessments, safety planning and crisis assistance, as well as vital connections to services for ongoing help.
Hume Moreland is expected to be set up next year, with the other three to be completed in 2022.
Each Orange Door has a primary site which is complemented by additional access points and outposts, making it easier for people to get in-person support wherever they live.
The Orange Door is currently operating in seven areas in Victoria and the remaining ten sites will be established within the next two years.
While the establishment of the Orange Door has a positive impact on victim survivor safety, DV Vic has called on government to involve and collaborate with DV Vic and other key peak bodies to resolve critical issues with the model. Read the statement.