The Orange Door Inner Eastern Melbourne provides access to support and services for people at risk, including for family and domestic violence or abuse, and for families needing extra support with the wellbeing and development of children.
EDVOS supports women and children experiencing family violence in Melbourne’s eastern region through safety planning, case management, personal safety initiative program, intervention orders, court support, counselling and housing and financial assistance.
Switchboard provides peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities. Switchboard’s peer-led services include Rainbow Door and QLife.
Rainbow Door is a free specialist LGBTIQA+ helpline providing information, support, referral and short term case management. We support people of all ages and identities with issues including family and intimate partner violence (including elder abuse), relationships, mental health and wellbeing.
Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Services (BWAHS) provides specialist family violence support for the Eastern Metropolitan Region and Inner and Outer East, including services and programs to Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing family violence or use violence.
BWAHS provides family violence and trauma-informed intensive case management, integrated family services responses and evidence-based therapeutic programs to individuals and groups for a whole of family approach.
Berry Street – North and East Melbourne provides phone and face to face support – including risk assessments, safety planning, referrals to emergency accommodation, therapeutic services for children, court and legal support – for people experiencing family violence in the Hume Moreland, North Eastern Melbourne and Inner Eastern Melbourne regions.
Women’s Liberation Halfway House (WLHH) provides specialist family violence support services to women and children experiencing family violence. Their service is confidential and they can provide information, referrals and advocacy. They offer short-term crisis accommodation for women and children escaping family violence, outreach support, a therapeutic art program and are the first refuge in Victoria to accept pets.
Kara House provides safe and secure accommodation for women and children escaping family violence in Inner Eastern Melbourne, as well as material aid to address immediate needs. Their specialist family violence practitioners provide advice, information, and legal and emotional support including outreach support for clients in motels waiting for crisis accommodation.