The Orange Door Outer Gippsland 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.
The family violence outreach service provides practical and emotional support including safety planning, information regarding legal services, advocacy, counselling, court support and referral to other support services.
They can also provide support to obtain safe and secure accommodation, independent living skills, financial management, and social and personal development.
Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service provides programs and services that support Aboriginal women, children, young people, men and same-sex couples affected by family violence. It includes advocacy, counselling, referrals, education and information, and social recreational and cultural activities.
One of Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service’s programs, the Strong Men Strong Communities Project, aims to work with Aboriginal men to prevent, reduce and respond to all forms of family and community violence. The program is designed to assist Aboriginal men to identify their emotions and personal strengths and in doing so, discover their own leadership potential and develop a vision for a safer life, safer family and ultimately safer community.
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.
Willaneen Women’s Shelter provides short-term crisis accommodation for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and children who are experiencing or are escaping family violence. Willaneen provides a communal living arrangement.
Quantum offers strictly confidential support for women and their children experiencing family violence in the Gippsland region including safety planning, advice, information, housing options, court and legal appointments, intervention orders, financial assistance, advice and information. They are also responsible for the distribution and processing of the Flexible Support Package Program across Inner Gippsland.