The Orange Door opens in Ballarat and Western Victoria
Local women and children impacted by family violence will find it easier to access the support and services they need, with the opening of the Victorian Government’s newest Orange Door in Ballarat.
Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today announced that The Orange Door will officially begin operations in the Central Highlands Region from Wednesday.
Five Orange Doors have already opened across the state in Barwon (Geelong), Inner Gippsland (Morwell), North East Melbourne (Heidelberg), Bayside Peninsula (Frankston), Mallee (Mildura). In total, The Orange Door Network will service all 17 DHHS regions by 2022.
The Orange Door Network has supported more than 104,000 people, including at least 40,000 children, since it began in 2018. The Orange Door in Ballarat is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, on 1800 219 819 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit orangedoor.vic.gov.au.
Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison
“This is about providing specialised support with a local point of access. Our message to the Ballarat community is that there is help out three if you need it.”
Quote attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle
“I want to thank Child and Family Services Ballarat, Berry St and the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative for partnering with us to bring The Orange Door Network to Central Highlands.”