The Orange Door South West 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 Orange Door Wimmera 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.
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation (Winda-Mara) is a community controlled organisation located in South West Victoria with offices in Heywood and Hamilton and an 80km service area.
Winda-Mara was established in 1991 as a result of members within the community wanting to provide better health, education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the area and has a membership base of over 200 members.
The South Western Centre Against Sexual Assault provides a safe and inclusive place for adults and children who have been impacted by sexual assault or family violence. Counselling can assist people recover and heal from these traumas. Counselling is free and a 24 hour service is available for people who have been recently sexually assaulted.
Family violence assistance with getting safe accommodation for women and children who are escaping family violence, support to stay in the home and feel safer, links to other support services, assistance with phone and crisis support, confidential counselling, support groups for women and children, family court support and assistance with applications for intervention orders.
Aboriginal Family Violence Housing Support includes a dedicated Aboriginal support worker who can provide practical assistance, safe housing support for women and children, men, seniors and young people.
They also offer men’s behaviour change programs.
The Aboriginal Transitional Housing Support Program supports women and children to obtain long term housing, employment and education, in order for them to be safe.
They provide case management including information and advocacy and/or assistance with accessing appropriate long-term housing, crisis resolution, safety planning and Family Action Plans, multidisciplinary interventions and life skills training, and links to employment, education and counselling services.
They can also support clients to liaise with police and courts, support and apply for funding and flexible support packages and making reports to Child Protection.