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Vital new family violence facility set to open in Ballarat

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The states newest Orange Door will open in Ballarat on Wednesday.

The Orange Door network provides support for victims of family violence and comes as a direct result of the Royal Commission into family violence.
 
The $6.1 million project will offer support across Ballarat, Ararat, the Moorabool and Hepburn Shires as well as the Central Highlands.

Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle will today announce that The Orange Door will officially begin operations in the Central Highlands Region from tomorrow.

The Orange Door is about providing every family the specialist support they need – regardless of where they live. This newest Orange Door in Ballarat will deliver crucial support for community members in need, including risk assessment, safety planning and crisis assistance, as well as vital links to services for ongoing support, bringing together workers from specialist family violence, child and family, Aboriginal and men’s services.

Orange Door partners Child and Family Services (CAFS), Berry St - Western Region, Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) and the Victorian Government.

“This is about providing specialised support with a local point of access. Our message to the Ballarat community is that there is help out there if you need it," said Michaela Settle MP.

 

Image: orangedoor.vic.gov.au