Hume Orange Door site chosen


Michaela Meade

A site in Broadmeadows has been chosen for a new Orange Door network.

Orange Door is a free service for adults, young people and children who are experiencing or have experienced family violence.

Prevention of Family Violence Minister Gabrielle Williams last week announced that an Orange Door network would begin operating in Hume and Moreland by the end of the year, based in Broadmeadows.

The establishment of the Broadmeadows site accomplishes statewide coverage of the Orange Door service.

Ms Williams said the establishment of all 17 Orange Door networks across Victoria was important.

“Securing a site in every region across the state is a major milestone in ensuring that no matter where they live, families across Victoria experiencing family violence can get the co-ordinated support that saves and changes lives,” she said.

“The Orange Door network is just one part of our system-wide reforms to eliminate family violence and make it easier for families to access the support they need.”

Five service partners including Berry Street, Uniting, DPV Health, the Victorian Aboriginal Childcare Agency, and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association will assist the delivery of the network to Hume and Moreland.

The Broadmeadows site will be supported by access points, outposted and outreach services to ensure regional Hume Moreland access, and will also be accessible by telephone and email.